Watch Japanese TV for free with your Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by C3POh, May 23, 2009.

  1. C3POh macrumors member

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    There is an interesting program (which is free) called MacKeyHoleTV where you can watch Japanese TV for free! There different channels you can choose from. These are streamed live to your Mac with this small program.

    To get it you can go here:

    http://www.v2p.jp/video/english/index.html

    I am not affiliated with this program but I thought it would be interesting for other people also.

    Mac KeyHole TV

    I found more information about Keyhole TV:

    Have you ever wanted to know how to watch real-time, live Japanese TV for free? Maybe you’re trying to learn Japanese, but want to hear real Japanese, and not the type you just hear in Anime. Well there is a free program called KeyHoleTV that will let you do just that. KeyHoleTV is part of a project by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs testing out P2P (peer to peer) technology. You can also stream your own live video using the same technology with a program called KeyHoleVideo. While the audio and video isn’t the highest quality, it is definitely watchable. KeyholeTV has a decent, but limited selection of channels. The bigger channels are TBS, TV Tokyo, TV Asahi, and Fuji TV. There area also a few smaller channels and user broadcasts that change randomly.
     
  2. Qwertylizer macrumors regular

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    This doesn't work. (at least right now) :(
     
  3. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn''t it :'(
     
  4. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    Just gave it a shot, only broadcasts the Analogue channels, its about 1sec delayed to my TV. otherwise a very good way to watch japanese TV outside of Japan.



    btw i live in Japan, confirmed its all live. with the channels i flicked through.
     
  5. mrbass macrumors member

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    This is awesome thanks for the heads up. Works great. Stream is about 35KB/sec. Probably about 320x240 but hey it's free and works great.
     

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