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FREETUXTV(1) General Commands Manual FREETUXTV(1)


freetuxtv - Internet television and radio player


freetuxtv [options]


This manual page briefly documents the freetuxtv player.

freetuxtv is a video player based on LibVLC allowing you to watch and record TV on your PC. A large database (growing daily) of free WebTV/WebRadio/WebCam channels in more than 20 languages is accessible. You can also play streams from ISP television service if it provides this feature. Moreover, it is also possible to easily program your recording on each channel with different transcoding formats.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Show summary of options.
look for a channel corresponding to the name and play it if found (take first in the channels list)
display a more detailed trace
set data directory




freetuxtv was written by Eric Beuque.

This manual page was written by Eric Beuque <>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

April 19, 2012