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Player Main Window

This is how the main TV-Lite window looks like

It is a “classic” application window. It consists, mainly, of a player pane and a sidebar. Also there is a top menu and a status bar.

Player controls

The player pane features the player “screen” and a bottom bar. On the bottom bar, from left to right, there are the usual “play”, “stop”, “pause” and “record” buttons, the track slider, and the volume slider. Last one is the “fullscreen” button.

Playing video

The desired TV channel has to be selected in the channel list, first.

Pressing the play button , or double clicking the item in the list, will play the first URL in the list of the sources for that channel.

Right clicking the channel name will pop up a menu where you can select the desired URL, if there are more URLs for that channel.

For further information, see the Channel List

You can stop the video, pressing the stop button

You can pause the video pressing the pause button or the SPACE key

Pressing the “Record” button is only allowed when the program is not playing any source. This will open a small pop-up window where you can choose between “recording” or “streaming” the next source the program will play.

Recording, means that TV-Lite will store as a file whatever channel is played. The file format is mpeg4.

The default location on Windows is the user's “Documents” folder. The default location on Linux is the user's home folder. The file location can be set inside the “Preferences” dialog.

Streaming, means that TV-Lite will further act as a streaming server. You can test this opening another player and playing the following URL http://localhost:50100. If you know the IP address of your PC, you can open a player on any device in your local network and play whatever is sent out from your PC. Use http://x.y.z.w:50100 , where x.y.z.w is the IP address of the PC.

Track Slider

The track slider is used to forward or rewind the track, only if the track played is a VOD stream, or a file. It is usually dimmed out. If the track is appropiate, the slider will activate, and will show the start and the duration of the track.

Volume slider

The volume slider works indepedently of the volume control provided by the OS. The volume is software controlled.


Double clicking on the player screen area will switch to fullscreen. You can also achieve the same, by pressing the “F” key, or clicking on the fullscreen button In the fullscreen mode, the controls will be hidden. Moving the mouse will show them back. You can exit the fullscreen mode by doubleclicking anywhere on the screen, or by pressing the “F” or ESC key.

main_window.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/06 21:15 by Cristian Burneci