Winamp TV is a plugin for Winamp
that lets you control your TV tuner card from within the multimedia
player. TV and FM radio channels are saved a s small files
which can be enqueued in a playlist, added to the music library or just played one by one. To change a channel, you only have to change the track in Winamp: so you can arrange the channels any way you like, you can have Winamp or a general purpose plugin randomize them for you, or make different playlists with e.g. preferred selections of channels for the morning or evening. Every channel
has its own settings for the video adjustments, the TV system used, stereo/SAP audio and volume.
The plugin lets you run the sound of the TV or radio stations through Winamp's equalizer, DSP and output plugin. You can use this to get better sound, or to correct problems with a channel (using the automatic equalizer
settings). The video can be output in a separate window with captioned or thin frame, or just attached to Winamp's video window. The plugin can also use the Video Mixing Renderers which avoids the problems associated with overlays (i.e. problems in multi-monitor setups and multiple applications trying to display video), and lets you select different de-interlace options, or use the comprehensive on-screen menus.
supports output in winamp's video window
hardware de-interlacing using the deinterlace part of your display adapter
full aspect ratio control tracking the position of the video and adjusting ratio according to monitor. Can be used to have anamorphic TV-out or no distortion of video on a CRT monitor with resolution 1280x1024.
zoom-to-fill mode to fill screen with video of different aspect ratio (also known as Pan-Scan/Cinema mode). Can also be used to get rid of the black bands on an LCD monitor with resolution 1280x1024.