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zapping - a Gnome TV and Teletext viewer
zapping [-b, --bpp NUMBER] [-c, --command STRING] [--console-errors] [--cpu-features FEATURES] [-d, --debug] [--device FILENAME]
[--dword-align] [-n, --tunerless-norm STRING] [--no-overlay, --remote] [--no-plugins] [--no-vbi] [--no-xv-image] [--no-xv-video]
[-v, --no-xv] [--xv-image-port NUMBER] [--xv-port NUMBER, --xv-video-port NUMBER] [-y, --yuv-format STRING] [-z, --no-zsfb]
Zapping is a program to watch TV on a computer, within the Gnome environment. You can take screenshots and record video and audio. Zapping
has a Teletext viewer built in and supports Closed Caption and Teletext subtitles. For more information open the Gnome help and choose
Applications -> Multimedia -> Zapping. This manual page refers to zapping version 0.10.
-b, --bpp NUMBER
Color depth of the X display. In TrueColor mode (24 or 32 bits per pixel) you might get a very distorted image that spreads all around
the desktop. This usually means Zapping could not correctly determine the color depth, which can be given here.
-c, --command COMMAND
Execute the given command and exit. This was intended to create a sort of batch mode, you may want to use zapping_remote(1) instead.
Only one command is implemented. The set_channel command allows one to change the channel by giving the channel name or RF channel
number, for example:
zapping -c "set_channel BBC"
Redirect the error messages to the console, useful for bug reports.
Override the CPU detection for tests. Possible features are: none, mmx, 3dnow, sse, sse2, sse3, altivec. When your CPU does not support
the given features Zapping may crash.
Print debug messages on standard output. You should include this information when submitting a bug report, as it can help to trace the
Kernel video device to use, usually /dev/video. You can specify emulator for tests.
Forces doubleword alignment of the video in overlay mode. Can help when the image is distorted at certain sizes but looks fine at
-n, --tunerless-norm STRING
This option has no function but is recognized for compatibility with earlier versions of Zapping. It determined the video standard to
be used when your TV card has no tuner, one of NTSC, PAL or SECAM.
Do not overlay video. The --remote option refers to the X display. Overlay is only possible if the graphics card and TV card are
plugged into the same computer. Capture mode is possible on a remote display (on another computer or in a nested display) but requires
a high network bandwidth.
Do not use any plugins, usually for testing purposes.
Do not capture and decode VBI data, i.e. Teletext, Subtitles, Closed Caption and station names. This option is intended for tests and
applies only to the current session. To override it or disable VBI support permanently see the Devices -> VBI section in the Zapping
Do not use the XVideo extension for video overlay.
Do not use the XVideo extension for hardware image scaling.
Do not use the XVideo extension for video overlay or hardware image scaling.
Number of the XVideo port to use for hardware image scaling. Zapping lists the available ports with the -d option.
--xv-port NUMBER, --xv-video-port NUMBER
Number of the XVideo port (similar to a device) to use for video overlay. Zapping lists the available ports with the -d option.
-y, --yuv-format STRING
This option has no function but is recognized for compatibility with earlier versions of Zapping. It determined the pixel format in
capture mode when XVideo hardware image scaling was available, either YUYV or YVU420.
This option has no function but is recognized for compatibility with earlier versions of Zapping. It used to prevent the execution of
zapping_setup_fb(1) on startup. Now Zapping calls the helper application only if necessary.
Zapping was written by Inaki Garcia Etxebarria, Michael H. Schimek (firstname.lastname@example.org) and many contributors.
This manual page was written by Michael H. Schimek based on work by Christian Marillat.
Zapping homepage: http://zapping.sourceforge.net
Please report bugs with the Zapping bug tracker http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=2599 or mail us at
[FIXME: source] 04/16/2012 ZAPPING(1)