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Stream Japanese TV on your computer with KeyHoleTV

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 05:21
by Dashling
KeyHoleTV is a Windows and Linux P2PTV application that broadcasts all the regular Japanese TV channels (with the exception of NHK) and the occasional American channel, webcam, or whatever random thing that might pop up. With this program, you can stream Japanese channels in real-time. The quality of the audio and video isn't that great, unfortunately. The sound can be downright terrible, especially when music performances or loud audiences are involved. But overall, it's decent enough to hold us over until the show is uploaded or a better-quality alternative comes along.

To install, go to http://www.v2p.jp/video/Viewer/ and download the latest installation file. It's updated somewhat often, so you may want to check back now and again.

The program is simple and pretty self-explanatory. To watch a channel, double-click the channel you want under the Program tab and you are set.

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Double-clicking on the viewing screen opens up a separate viewing window, which may be resized by dragging the corners with your mouse or by using the keyboard's arrow keys. (The arrow keys keeps the size proportionate.)

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Channel Listing: (frequently updated - current as of August 24, 2008)

Here's a little guide for identifying the channels -- find the channel by using the names/labels.

Image = Fuji TV
Image = NTV
Image = TBS
Image = TV Asahi
Image = TV Tokyo

Program Schedules:

TV Guide: http://www.tvguide.or.jp/
Yahoo!Japan TV: http://tv.yahoo.co.jp/
goo: http://tv.goo.ne.jp/index.html
Infoseek: http://tv.www.infoseek.co.jp/
MSN: http://tv.msn.co.jp/
ONTV JAPAN: http://www.ontvjapan.com/

KeyHoleTV English Homepage: http://www.v2p.jp/video/english/index.html

And that's it. Happy watching! :D

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 07:15
by InTr4nceWeTrust
That's really cool. There seems to be a windows mobile version too. I'm tempted to install it and get charged a million dollars by Cingular ~_~

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 07:48
by aatm
seems to be working really well...hopefully i'm not streaming viruses along with the video...but this is awesome...

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 07:54
by InTr4nceWeTrust
Yea, hopefully on that virus thing : / But I tend to trust anything from Japan. Even though I shouldn't ~_~

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 09:02
by Hanazawa Rui
THNX ALOT

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 09:08
by aso0omy-chan
WAAAAAAAAAA, niiiiiiiiiccccccccceeeee...^^
thanx...

i had a website that u can watch live programs also, demo i 4got the site XD .. whenever i found it, i'll share it with u guys...its nice, and u can chat with any1 watching there...cool stuff!

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 09:14
by KeitaroNagato
aso0omy-chan wrote:WAAAAAAAAAA, niiiiiiiiiccccccccceeeee...^^
thanx...

i had a website that u can watch live programs also, demo i 4got the site XD .. whenever i found it, i'll share it with u guys...its nice, and u can chat with any1 watching there...cool stuff!
cool...

I'll be checking it out.

thanx :wub:

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 11:33
by ~ Phantom ~
thanks =D ..
i have only NHK ( i watch j-melo xD ) on da TV =D ..
thanks =DDDDDDD

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 11:47
by Namida Iro
Oooh! That's pretty cool! :D Thank you!

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 12:18
by darkladynitewolf
omgosh i love this program already!!!! Nodame sp is on!!!!!!!!!! lol Thanks so much for posting this. Arigato gozaimasu.

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 12:58
by mottomotto
Uwaa...I am so happy :w00t: I've just watched arashi's cm! Thank you so much :thumright:

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 14:49
by Meecha
awesome,thanks for this :lol
is this real time streaming, like no delay :wub:
wow i can even watch it full screen :thumleft:

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 15:54
by lilswtangel
This is pretty awesome!

i'll be checking this out~ :)

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 18:03
by KeitaroNagato
lilswtangel wrote:This is pretty awesome!

i'll be checking this out~ :)
ありがとう

私は一日中テレビを見て、日本のです。

あまりにも悪くはないNHKのチャンネルです。

ありがとう

Thanks

I've watching the shows, I'm impressed!!!

It's better then most Streaming sites I know of.

Posted: Jan 5th, '08, 18:30
by Rori
Oh, thank you very much for this!

Posted: Jan 10th, '08, 13:51
by phatskinz
Program works well!!

Posted: Jan 11th, '08, 11:49
by wing_goddess
this is awesome! Thanks :lol

Posted: Jan 11th, '08, 22:41
by mousee
Thank you!!! I'm just watching Kamenashi in Zoom in for 1:30 hour already~ (^^)

love you for this program~!

Posted: Jan 11th, '08, 23:02
by knuts
WOOOW...is this for real?!
thank you so much!!!!
I watch Kdrama's live sometimes, but had no idea how and whether it was possible to watch J TV live
what a nice way to start 2008

Posted: Jan 12th, '08, 18:11
by SP1CA
arigato gozaimasu (SP1CA bows) :D

Posted: Jan 12th, '08, 18:26
by ailahai
arigatou

Translations

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 00:30
by SoccerNSax09
Someone asked so here's the breakdown:

東京中心 = Tokyo Chuushin = Tokyo Centered
こちらも東京地方 = Kochira mo Tokyo Chihou = This is also Tokyo Region
こちらも関東地方 = Kochira mo Kantou Chihou = This is also Kantou Region
関東地方 = Kantou Chihou = Kantou Region
東京エリア = Tokyo Area
関東エリア = Kantou Area

Aside from these, there are some peculiar ones like "りさチャン 女優のタマゴ石本梨紗" translating as "Risa-chan, The egg of Actresses, Ishimoto Risa" (egg of "blank" is an idiom meaning "rising ---" or "future ---" or "future, big ---") but nothing like the above awesome channels. Thanks for the post! -TJ

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 01:04
by NanaTorigawa
Thanks you i'm happy with it.. i'm just bhappy with the time.. hahah... my time is 16 hours from Japan... so i can't see the good shows...

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 01:08
by Lynn Minmei
doesnt work with me. im using Win2K with no Service Pack installed. I got a "Load Library Error 126".

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 01:12
by a_petite_azn
thanks very much for posting that link! =D

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 02:25
by JojoNoir
WOW! thanks so much for that link & information!. and it even works on my crappy DSL connection... so awesome!

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 02:32
by 1337rice
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holy crap....
it is in real time, i just pressed a random channel and the time was actually in sync 0_0

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 02:36
by J-pop
wow Runs to grabs the program ~ i wanna see my yamapi live =P

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 02:51
by joan711
this is great!!! can't wait to watch hachikuro!!!! thanks so much!

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 04:13
by Dashling
Updated the first post to add a new channel to the listing.

SoccerNSax09, thanks for the explanation! I guess they're just another way to state the region. Ishimoto Risa's channel is a webcam stream, and there's another one where she's doing interviews. There was one time when I opened her webcam and she sent me a message! :sweat: I couldn't reply, so I just typed a smiley and quickly clicked out of there. :lol People who use the KeyHoleVideo software can broadcast their own channels.

Lynn Minmei, sorry, I don't think it works on Win2K. I just tested it with Win98 and Win2K and it gives the same errors.

aso0omy-chan, if you could find that website, that would be great! It'd be useful to those who can't run the program.

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 04:31
by NanaTorigawa
thats funny.... she relly talked to u....

BTW.. does anyoen know a program i can Downlaod that let me see the Kanji.. soem how i hae a program to let em see the kanji on the internet but not on my computer.. they are boxes.. and it driving me crazy...

Posted: Jan 14th, '08, 14:46
by Lynn Minmei
Dashling wrote:Lynn Minmei, sorry, I don't think it works on Win2K. I just tested it with Win98 and Win2K and it gives the same errors.
thanks for the info. now i need to create a virtual machine for winxp.

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 05:42
by mingming96
thanks for this.i think i'm tuning on fuji tv now.there's katori shingo drama cm and tamaki hiroshi drama cm.

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 11:03
by Alecsa-chan
WOW this actually works!! Thank you so much. I really hope it will work for some long time now.

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 11:29
by ellas
Sugoi that's really cool ! thank you !

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 11:45
by ayachan2007
Thanx!!! This really works! Saw the guy who played the ghost boy in Hana Kimi (he was so kawaii :wub: ) showing his house. But didn't watched it entirely bc it got out of signal :-( . I gotta thank my dog for waking me up now, looooool :lol (even if I was tired) and see ghost boy minutes later hehe.

Anyway, I'm gonna see Shun's new drama there, hehehe.

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 12:24
by wing_goddess
ayachan2007 wrote:Thanx!!! This really works! Saw the guy who played the ghost boy in Hana Kimi (he was so kawaii :wub: ) showing his house.
i watched the exact same thing! Yusuke is adorable. Especially when he randomly decided to sit in his bathtub to show how he takes a bath. :lol

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 13:09
by NanaTorigawa
wing_goddess wrote:
ayachan2007 wrote:Thanx!!! This really works! Saw the guy who played the ghost boy in Hana Kimi (he was so kawaii :wub: ) showing his house.
i watched the exact same thing! Yusuke is adorable. Especially when he randomly decided to sit in his bathtub to show how he takes a bath. :lol
i missed that... noooo... that would be cute...

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 13:10
by ayachan2007
wing_goddess wrote:
ayachan2007 wrote:Thanx!!! This really works! Saw the guy who played the ghost boy in Hana Kimi (he was so kawaii :wub: ) showing his house.
i watched the exact same thing! Yusuke is adorable. Especially when he randomly decided to sit in his bathtub to show how he takes a bath. :lol
Damn, I didn't watched that part, looool. But loved the ending of the show, when he was playing some game with some wires. Everyone was tense seeing if he's going to get it done. His expressions were so cute while playing there.

Right now, Binbou Danshi is on!!! It is funny, I'm loving this, hehe. :lol

Posted: Jan 15th, '08, 13:50
by araleling
Thanks for the link, gonna check it out. :lol

Posted: Jan 17th, '08, 19:49
by mjmsisco
I wish it was easier to tell which channel you are watching because the names seem to change often..

Posted: Jan 18th, '08, 05:21
by Dashling
mjmsisco wrote:I wish it was easier to tell which channel you are watching because the names seem to change often..
Argh, agreed. I'll try to keep the channel listing updated.

i don't understand why it looks really weird...

Posted: Jan 18th, '08, 15:39
by dhanix
Hello, I downloaded the program and I can hear the shows perfectly, but the image is just not there...like, I get an image, but it's really weird and you can't even make it out to what it is.........can anyone help me? :pale:

Posted: Jan 18th, '08, 20:58
by mjmsisco
Dashling wrote:
mjmsisco wrote:I wish it was easier to tell which channel you are watching because the names seem to change often..
Argh, agreed. I'll try to keep the channel listing updated.
Thanks!
Is there a way to tell which is which ? I noticed that NHK was on last night, not sure if its still there though.

Posted: Jan 20th, '08, 07:50
by dokodemodoa
login timed out...
what's wrong with me? T.T

Posted: Jan 20th, '08, 08:04
by wing_goddess
dokodemodoa wrote:login timed out...
what's wrong with me? T.T
that happens to me if i have too many windows open. just close and reopen it and it should work ^^; or even try restarting your PC if that doesn't work.

Posted: Jan 20th, '08, 18:02
by NanaTorigawa
for me if you delete out of it then go back on tit works.. just kereashign it.. that what i did... it works...

Posted: Jan 21st, '08, 02:08
by Dashling
Lynn Minmei wrote:thanks for the info. now i need to create a virtual machine for winxp.
Lynn Minmei, if you haven't set up a virtual machine yet, you can try the solution on KHTV's FAQ page. It looks like the program does work with Win2K, but some components need to be installed first.
dhanix wrote:Hello, I downloaded the program and I can hear the shows perfectly, but the image is just not there...like, I get an image, but it's really weird and you can't even make it out to what it is.........can anyone help me? :pale:
dhanix, is it working for you yet? Sometimes the picture will become distorted but will be fine again if you stop the video and open the channel again.
mjmsisco wrote:Thanks!
Is there a way to tell which is which ? I noticed that NHK was on last night, not sure if its still there though.
Not as far as I know. It's just a matter of watching the channel until you get a logo or website. NHK doesn't seem to be a permanent fixture of the lineup, though.
dokodemodoa wrote:login timed out...
what's wrong with me? T.T
Like the previous responders said, either close and reopen it or keep clicking the ONLINE/OFFLINE button until it logs in. :)

Posted: Jan 21st, '08, 02:29
by omoiyou
unfortunately the channel lineups seems to have changed again (channel names) so if anyone can compile a list of what channel is what..it would be welcomed

TV schedules by an artist

Posted: Jan 21st, '08, 02:42
by CatWalk
OMG!! This is such a great prog! Thank you so much for introducing!!! :thumleft:
Shows I wanna watch is not shared usually since not many people wanna watch but now, I can watch them!!! :clap:

Here is link to artist TV schedules if you can read Japanese. I hope it will help some! :wink:

http://tvstation.jp/tvm/tal/e.html

I just checked if the channel listing had been changed. Dashling's channel list is still right except some channels had added.
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Posted: Jan 21st, '08, 05:16
by dokodemodoa
finally i could login after restarting my computer... >_<
thxxx

Posted: Jan 21st, '08, 23:01
by Chrono
That's just my impression or the interview with the actress Risa Ishimoto is be airing all day? :unsure:

Posted: Jan 21st, '08, 23:08
by cheeky
sugoiiiiiiiiiii @0@

*downloads*

thank you Dashling and hime-chama ^3^

Posted: Jan 21st, '08, 23:45
by bluenvision
Subarashii *_* Thanks for letting us know about this great program. *_______* *bows*

Posted: Jan 22nd, '08, 01:35
by mjmsisco
Chrono wrote:That's just my impression or the interview with the actress Risa Ishimoto is be airing all day? :unsure:
I think there is one channel with her interview, and one channel showing her live at her work. I was talking to her last night on the one with her live at work, she just sits there not saying anything. I dont know what her job is i tried to find out. :S

Posted: Jan 23rd, '08, 20:02
by pn0yb0i
THis is pretty cool, If they could just improve on Audio quality, it would be awesome.

Its 5:00am there right now... nothing on to watch >.<

Posted: Jan 23rd, '08, 20:10
by docipain
oooh 5:00 AM is totally fine--in the next few hours you wiill any news of the day...I enjoy it...but I guess the best time for watching is in the morning and in the evening...but anyhow I never have luck with evening since I had to watch during lunch...and I am not available often at lunch...time difference is hard sometimes ;_;"

but nevermind it's a very awesome program :D

Posted: Jan 23rd, '08, 20:14
by pn0yb0i
lol, those product as show on Tv Tokyo, they were vacuuming Bowling balls, and you should see that lady's exaggerated expression ^.^

ANd i think a typhoon is going to hit soon (I saw one of the morning news), we dont see many of those GIant spiral clouds that look like hurricanes on my daily Doppler... :unsure:

Posted: Jan 25th, '08, 04:30
by hgwack
dhanix wrote:Hello, I downloaded the program and I can hear the shows perfectly, but the image is just not there...like, I get an image, but it's really weird and you can't even make it out to what it is.........can anyone help me? :pale:
dhanix, is it working for you yet? Sometimes the picture will become distorted but will be fine again if you stop the video and open the channel again.

Hi. Sorry to be a bother, but I'm having the same problem as dhanix. Is there anything else that I may need to download so that I can see the image? Thank you for sharing this great program.

Posted: Jan 25th, '08, 14:23
by metalian33
I can't login !!!!
login timed out. check your network. :cry:
I tried to shut down my firewall but its still the same. Someone can help me please :cry:

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 02:53
by PocariSweat21
A million thanks for the info~!!! :notworthy:
It really works~!!

Today is Saturday & I can watch One Pound no Fukuin!! :tv:
Episode 3 got special cast of Chinen Yuri~!! :rofl:

Sankyu~ :salut:

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 03:20
by r3ika
thank u for this!! btw, does this program block viruses & threats? & depend on the internet speed? coz i cant see the video but i can hear the sound.. is it bcoz i download a lot & a lot of kbps wer used? thanks!! :cheers:

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 03:41
by leimomi
:) WoW! Can't believe that this is real!
Thank you for the information. I will try it out. If it works, :D I'll tell my cousin who's wife's from Japan so that she can watch for free too! :cheers:

kanji characters not shown

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 04:46
by heartangel103
hello! so far i've downloaded the program. unfortunately, the kanji characters won't show thus i have a problem which channel is which. can anyone help me with my problem? i can't understand why i am having this problem because when i visit other websites with japanese characters (using internet explorer), i have no problems and they show up. any ideas? thanks!

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 08:26
by r3ika
heartangel: hhmmm... can ur pc type japanese char? like ur pc have his own japanese charactrs.. & question.. does anyone know a program like this but shows a taiwanese channels? thanks!!

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 09:58
by heartangel103
^^ No it can't... Hehehe... So does that mean I have to install that?

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 10:09
by r3ika
yup!! (maybe^^,) coz our computer only show squares, but in my notebook it show the characters.. just try! im not sure though... :mrgreen:

Posted: Jan 26th, '08, 11:21
by dokodemodoa
metalian33 wrote:I can't login !!!!
login timed out. check your network. :cry:
I tried to shut down my firewall but its still the same. Someone can help me please :cry:
same here with me once..
you'd better shut most of your heavy program, even the torrent
mine's ok as long as the torrent's off

Posted: Jan 27th, '08, 22:14
by NanaTorigawa
r3ika wrote:yup!! (maybe^^,) coz our computer only show squares, but in my notebook it show the characters.. just try! im not sure though... :mrgreen:
mine too... um... what a good programa to download to see Kanji on my computer...

Posted: Jan 27th, '08, 23:55
by Dashling
hgwack wrote:Hi. Sorry to be a bother, but I'm having the same problem as dhanix. Is there anything else that I may need to download so that I can see the image? Thank you for sharing this great program.
For anyone who's getting a warped picture: Try setting the monitor display to 32-bit color. Right-click on the Desktop -> Properties -> Settings. Good luck! :)
r3ika wrote:thank u for this!! btw, does this program block viruses & threats? & depend on the internet speed? coz i cant see the video but i can hear the sound.. is it bcoz i download a lot & a lot of kbps wer used? thanks!! :cheers:
Seems pretty safe, so there's probably no need to worry about viruses. It's best to get the updates from the official website and not anywhere else. And yes, it does depend on Internet speed. Since it's based on P2P, the better your connection and bandwidth, the better the result should be.
heartangel103 wrote:hello! so far i've downloaded the program. unfortunately, the kanji characters won't show thus i have a problem which channel is which. can anyone help me with my problem? i can't understand why i am having this problem because when i visit other websites with japanese characters (using internet explorer), i have no problems and they show up. any ideas? thanks!
You may need need to install the East Asian Languages Pack on your system. To check if it's installed, go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab and see if the "Install files for East Asian languages" box is checked. If not, click it and it'll prompt you for the Windows installation CD. Better instructions can be found at http://www.coscom.co.jp/help3/jpfont/jpfont.html (Step 1).
r3ika wrote:heartangel: hhmmm... can ur pc type japanese char? like ur pc have his own japanese charactrs.. & question.. does anyone know a program like this but shows a taiwanese channels? thanks!!
There are other programs that have a bunch of Asian channels, like PPStream or TVAnts. Here's a list: http://www.streamingstar.com/download-p2ptv.htm

Posted: Jan 28th, '08, 06:01
by hgwack
Dashling wrote:
hgwack wrote:Hi. Sorry to be a bother, but I'm having the same problem as dhanix. Is there anything else that I may need to download so that I can see the image? Thank you for sharing this great program.
For anyone who's getting a warped picture: Try setting the monitor display to 32-bit color. Right-click on the Desktop -> Properties -> Settings. Good luck! :)
Wow, it's actually working now and they're showing a re-run of Bambino right now. This is so exciting! Thanks Dashling! m(_ _)m

Posted: Jan 28th, '08, 22:15
by Chrono
I would like to know what time the programmes I wanna watch will be airing...
Is there any place where I can know that?

Posted: Jan 28th, '08, 22:46
by mjmsisco
Chrono wrote:I would like to know what time the programmes I wanna watch will be airing...
Is there any place where I can know that?
If you can read Japanese there is TV guide here http://www.tvguide.or.jp/

Posted: Feb 1st, '08, 09:58
by .Silent.
thanx! got a question... can i watch Shounen Club with this program?? XD XD

Posted: Feb 1st, '08, 13:08
by NanaTorigawa
I don't think so i tried to but found out it was on the station that you can't get...