It does not favour any particular desktop environment. It comes with applications which use MOTIF-based widgets, as well as other X11 and command line applications. It works with Video4linux and XVideo. The interface to xawtv is minimalistic.
of course, it is still the main application, for watching TV.
a new, IMHO better, TV application with a Motif-based GUI.
a teletext browser, also uses Motif. This one works on a terminal too.
a simple movie player.
There are also a number of tools for the command line and the linux console:
is a TV application for the linux console, it uses a framebuffer devices to display the video.
a command line tool for recording movies.
a command line tool to set video4linux parameters (tune in some channel, set TV norm, ...).
a command line tool to do a channel scan.
a simple, curses-based radio app.
captures images and uploads them to a Web-Server via ftp or ssh in a endless loop.
a http server for videotext pages, so you can watch read videotext with a webbrowser.
Most of the apps share the xawtv config file (~/.xawtv).
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