TV on a lap through router?
September 1, 2004 11:05 AM   Subscribe

I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

I have been doing research, and I see some of the software, such as shoutcast's server, will accept live video feeds, but they won't let you change the channel. The same is true of Microsoft's Media Encoder. I am thinking perhaps of using something like PCAnywhere to change the channel and using the server to stream the video. Also, most of the streaming software is not free. Are there any free or OSS streaming alternatives?
posted by PigAlien to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Beyond TV will do this.
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:00 PM on September 1, 2004

You may want to check out
posted by skylar at 4:02 AM on September 2, 2004

my hacked tivo with mplayer lets me stream my recordings to my laptop, although the higher quality streams are too meaty for 802.11g, and require that I plug in an ethernet cable.
posted by viama at 4:52 AM on September 2, 2004

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