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       alevt - X11 Teletext browser


       alevt [options]


       alevt is an X11 program for browsing and searching Teletext pages received by a compatible
       decoder (at the moment, bttv).


       A summary of command line options is included below.  The X11 user interface is described
       in the built-in manual.

       -display display
           Where to display the windows.  Default: $DISPLAY.

       -geometry geometry
           Specifies the size and position of the windows.  Default: 41x25.

       -vbi device
           Use the given device name.  Default: /dev/vbi, /dev/vbi0, /dev/video0,
           /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0 tried in this order.

       -finetune -4..4|auto
           Try some fine tuning if you have a lot of decoding errors (these lightning symbols).
           This allows fine tuning of the decoder circuit.  The pre finetune behaviour was
           -finetune 0.  Default: 1.

       [-parent] ppp[.ss]
           Open a new window with the page number given by ppp and an optional subpage index
           given by ss.

           The -parent keyword is just for completeness and not normally used.  The page number
           alone is sufficient.  Default: 900.

       -child ppp[.ss]
           Open a new child window with the page number given by ppp and an optional subpage
           index given by ss.  About the concept of parent and child windows see the built-in

           Enables/disables the error reduction code which substitutes errors on a page by data
           from a previously received one.  Enabled by default.

           Enables/disables the error bell.  Normally enabled.

       -charset latin-1|latin-2|koi8-r|iso8859-7
           Selects the character set to use.  Characters not present in the selected set are
           replaced by similar looking symbols.  (default: latin-1)

       -progname name
           Specifies the program name if using the DVB interface.

       -pid pid
           Specifies the teletext PID if using the DVB interface.

           Show summary of options.

           Show version of program.

       The order of options is important!  Each page number opens a new window with the
       previously given geometry, device, and display.  For example, to open two windows on the
       local display and one on display foo:0 you would start it with:

              alevt 100 300 -display foo:0 100

       Or, one window from /dev/vbi0 and one from /dev/vbi1 (untested *g*):

              alevt -vbi /dev/vbi0 100 -vbi /dev/vbi1 100

       The -child options requires a parent window.  So, it must be preceded by a parent or
       another child window.

       When saving pages alevt asks for a format string.  Look at alevt-cap(1).  The chapter
       Format Specifiers gives an explanation.

       alevt has no support to set or change the TV channel.  This should be done with another
       (not supplied) program like xawtv or set-tv from the xawtv package.  Maybe in the future
       there will be a more sophisticated method in bttv to switch channels etc with a dedicated
       tuner application.  But, at the moment, you have to live with it...

       The -progname or -pid option specifies the program or teletext PID if using the DVB

       If neither of these two options is used, alevt outputs informations about the currently
       accessible streams and uses the first of these PIDs as default. This output contains the
       PIDs and names that can be used as an input for the -progname or -pid option in the
       context of the currently chosen TV channel.





       Select the teletext stream by the PID hex value:

              alevt -vbi /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0 -pid 0x0237

       Select the teletext stream by the PID decimal value:

              alevt -vbi /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0 -pid 567

       Select the teletext stream by the program name:

              alevt -vbi /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0 -progname ┬┤kabel eins┬┤


       alevt-date(1), alevt-cap(1), X(3x), xawtv(1x), and the built-in manual.


       There are no known bugs.  If you find one, please report it to <>.