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Offline Onyarian

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Howto watch TV on tc
« on: March 13, 2009, 01:34:57 PM »
I'm happy,
this afternoon I saw TV on tc in my AAO  :D

This howto is for a dvb-usb dongle from Hauppauge! WinTV Nova-T, but I hope it runs with others too.
(perhaps you need only to download a firmware for yours)

1- load with apps-browser dvb-apps.tce
2- load with apps-browser v4l2-media-2.6.26.tcem
3- load with apps-browser MPlayer-svn-gtk2.tcz

4- download the firmware for your dvb-usb. In my case is: dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw
      (http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/linux-dvb-firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw)

5- with root privileges create a firmware folder in /lib (/lib/firmware) and copy dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw to it
     (/lib/firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw)

6- connect the dvb-usb and wait a few seconds

7- open terminal and write: dmesg
 you see:
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tc@box:~$ dmesg
...                 
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
firmware: requesting dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw'
dib0700: firmware started successfully.
dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge Nova-T Stick)
DVB: registering frontend 0 (DiBcom 7000PC)...
DiB0070: successfully identified
input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-1/input/input7
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T Stick successfully initialized and connected.

8- write in the terminal: lsmod
you see:
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tc@box:~$ lsmod                 
Module                  Size  Used by
dvb_usb_dib0700        28552  0
dib7000p               14600  2 dvb_usb_dib0700
dib7000m               13572  1 dvb_usb_dib0700
dvb_usb                17548  1 dvb_usb_dib0700
dvb_core               62952  1 dvb_usb
firmware_class          7424  1 dvb_usb
dib3000mc              11528  1 dvb_usb_dib0700
dibx000_common          3972  3 dib7000p,dib7000m,dib3000mc
dib0070                 7044  2 dvb_usb_dib0700
i2c_core               17428  7 dvb_usb_dib0700,dib7000p,dib7000m,dvb_usb,dib3000mc,dibx000_common,dib0070
...

9- look in /usr/local/share/dvb/dvb-t/ wich is the file that correspond to your location (in my case es-Rocacorba)

10- in a terminal:
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tc@box:~$ sudo scan /usr/local/share/dvb/dvb-t/es-Rocacorba > /home/tc/.mplayer/channels.conf

11-and finally:
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tc@box:~$ sudo mplayer dvb://TV3
or sudo mplayer dvb://CNN+ or any other (you can see the list of canals in /home/tc/.mplayer/channels.conf)

12- sitdown and watch TV

If you don't know wich is the firmware, see dmesg and there you can read it, then google, download, copy to /lib/firmware and reconnect the dvb-usb.

13- In Main menu - Tools - Add to Filetool select the firmware file in /lib/firmware and the next time you don't have to copy it there. The point 10 you have to do it only the first time, it is stored in the backup for the next time like the firmware file

Note: sometimes with the antenna that comes with the dvb-usb is difficult to scan TV canals.

One screenshot:
http://www.dma4.jazztel.es/tc/tc-tdt.jpg

« Last Edit: March 15, 2009, 06:57:14 AM by Onyarian »

Offline Onyarian

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Re: Howto watch TV on tc
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 03:42:45 AM »
I've tried with another dvb-usb:
TVISTO TVT-DVBTUSB
but this seems not to be supported from v4l2

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tc@box:~$ dmesg
...
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

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Re: Howto watch TV on tc
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 11:12:36 PM »
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tc@box:~$ sudo mplayer dvb://TV3
As I suggested in the .info, I would be safer to chmod of chown the device instead of running mplayer as root. for instance.
Code: [Select]
sudo chown tc:staff /dev/video0
Thanks.  I'm glad to hear it's working for someone else!

cross link for reference http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=662.0
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Re: Howto watch TV on tc
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 07:01:39 AM »
Thanks, I will do that.

I have updated dvb-apps to /usr/local and in .tce and .tcz