DTV released as Democracy (Linux Preview)

Written by jeremy on February 22, 2006

The long awaited, open-source Democracy platform is a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation allowing you to subscribe to video RSS feeds (including podcasts, video blogs, and BitTorrent feeds), watch fullscreen and share with friends.

So I checked out Democracy and was impressed at the layout and that I was actually able to download content right away from the predefined feeds. I started watching a recent rocketboom without a hitch. That isn’t to say that there are no bugs. Full screen works, but with multiple monitors it scretches across both screen thus not supporting xinerama. The channel menu does not work for me and when I went to the channel guide and clicked on “more…” for a channel it bombs out. I later found out that I needed to make sure you add the mozilla prefs as specified on the DemoTV wiki. There are alot of options for IPTV and I’m sure it will only grow. Democracy allows one to view all of these options easily and subscribing to feeds is straight forward and the interface seems intuative. It looks very promising and I look forward to a stable build soon. See screenshots inside….

Opening Screen
Opening screen where you need to click through the links to get to tha actual Channel Guide.

My Collection
See the newest files, saved files and status of files here. You can watch the videos here and it will open up in a browser within the program.

Diggnation Channel
Here is a channel listing. One of my favorites diggnation.

Start Download
Started downloading a movie…

Channel Settings
Set channel settings per channel.

Channel Guide
So many choices. Have fun!

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