Windows Vista and later operating systems from windows have a new thing on the desktop which was not present in the older versions of the windows Operating System, It’s the windows Sidebar. The sidebar has gadgets or tools that are useful to any user. There are many gadgets available for many purposes. Many of them facilitate the work done by some other applications already.
But, some applications extend the functionality of the desktop or make the desktop more informative. A computer monitor can be made to work as a television but it requires a TV tuner card or user have to dedicate his time for streaming and searching for channel he requires. Many people don’t get time to search and watch television.
If you are one of them this meticulous program is for you. A MiniTv gadget provides you with this service.
Features of Mini TV USB
- MiniTv is a sidebar widget for desktop of windows operating system.
- As the name suggests it’s an application for watching TV in your own desktop.
- This fastidious application offers a wide range of channels from different languages and countries.
- Over and above the available channels users can select their own channels by feeding the channel link URL’s.
- The available channels include renowned news channels from all over the world and notorious sports channels of different languages.
- The resolution of a channel can be adjusted using settings given in the application.
- We can toggle between full screen modes and MiniTv mode by double clicking the mouse.
- The network protocols and the dedicated connection speed can be chose in such a way that it does not hinder the system’s network activities and performance.
- The application buffers the stream of bits from the channel network and plays it accordingly.
- We can choose the port of communication and mention them explicitly in the options menu.
- The volume control is given in the right bottom of the screen and the volume can be adjusted using plus or minus buttons.
- This tool uses windows media player internally to play the video channel and hence all the adjustments that can be done on a media player can also be done on this application.
- Taken as a whole, MiniTv is an innovative use of windows sidebar and there are various versions available and have been promised to come.
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista and further
- RAM: 512 MB or supplementary
- Processor: Dual Core and anon on processor models
- Space required: 50 MB of free disk space on your hard drive
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