You will find features wished countless times and also new features you wouldn't dream of. The most important new features are:
* Presentation: The program table shows tool tips. They show which Plugin has highlighted the program, when the program ends and more
* Clear arrangement: Long tiltle are shorten, the default information are shorter, the column width was optimized and more. Of course you are able to change this behavior.
* State of the art: Changes for Java 6, Java 7, OpenJDK, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10
* Integration: TV-Browser is now better integrated in the different platforms, so shortcuts, naming, menu position, color or other details will fit much better.
* Performance: This version is also faster (and saves memory) than the previous version and that despite the new features.
Though some changes you may find some Plugins that won't work with TV-Browser 3.0 (Beta2). Please inform the developer of the Plugin to get a new version.
Like always TV-Browser 3.0 (Beta2) fixes bugs of the previous version, but as a beta version it may contains bugs, so this version should only be tested by users who are experienced.
* Electronic TV guide, open source(?)
* more than 900 TV stations
* more than 90 radio channels
* Windows, Linux, MacOS, OS/2
* Remote control of hard- and software.
* Plugins, skins, icons
* Free of charge, no ads
Changelog for this release:
The program table now has Tooltips. The display teh following information depending on the position of the mose cursor:
# Meaning of Format-Icons
# Name of Plugins, that marked a show
# Complete Title (when title has been shortened)
# Ending time of a show (when filtered for following shows)
# Name of a favorite show, if a show is marked as a favorite
# The date selection is done by using a calendar instead of a list (customizable via Options).
# The format information in the program table can separately be activated or deactivated. For instance you can hide the icon for HD-Shows globally, if you're not interested in this information.
Search results in programinfo:
# You can highlight search results in the programinfo of favorite shows (customizable color). On top of that you can switch to the previously displayed show like using a web browser.
# Very long titles are reduced to a length of two lines by default in the program table. The number of displayed rows is customizable.
"Hiding" short shows:
# For shows with very short duration, by default no more program description is displayed in the program table (meaning: the description is empty). By doing this, news and weather broadcasts etc. no longer take focus away from the rest of the shows.
More shows in the tray:
# The contextmenu of the Tray-Icon by default lists more shows. On top of that the menu is much better readable thanks to Anti-Aliasing.
Transparency of shows:
# Plugins have the possibility of setting the transparency of a show, depending on its importance.
# Plugins can show Balloon-Tipps on the TV-Browser Tray-Icon.
More Marked Shows:
# If shows with the same starting time are marked, all of them are displayed in the same window instead of opening a new window for each one.
Program table nudging:
# If the program table is "nudged" (i.e. press, drag and release), it scrolls in the dragged direction by itself (until the individual end of the table or until the next mouse click).
Scrolling using the middle mouse button:
# You can scroll in the program table just like in a web browser: Press the middle mouse button and drag the mouse in the intended direction.
Install plugins via Drag'N'Drop:
# Plugin files are easily installed into the program table via Drag'N'Drop.
Confirmation dialog when exiting:
# When exiting the program a dialog box appears asking the user if the exit command was intentional. By doing so, exiting on accident can be prevented.
Doubleclick middle mouse button:
# In addition to the current mouse click methods, an action to the middle mouse button doubleclick can be assigned.
User commentary appaering with marked shows:
# A user generated commentary can be added to marked shows. It will be shown in the marked show window. For example: You can remind yourself which segment of a lifestyle show you wanted to see.
The filtering possibilities have been significantly increased:
# Age restriction (if there is an age restriction found in the show description). For example it can be used to create a tv scheme suitable for children.
# Relative datespans, meaning: reading like "Shows for the next three days"
# Type of program, meaning Music, Sports, Movie etc.
# Ratings using ratingsplugin
# A whole lot of keyboardshortcuts are available in the program table, for easier scrolling, navigating to following days etc.
# The userinterface can also be displayed in danish or slovakian.
# Using Ubuntu marked shows can be displayed utilizing NotifyOSD.
Growl for Windows:
# The messaging system "Growl" is supported under Windows aswell.
Station specific commands:
# Plugins can add commands to context menus of tv stations, not just the context menu of shows. These commands are available in the context menu of the station selection as well as the context menu of the individual station titles.