USB DVB-T MiniStick works! A short Hauppauge howto

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USB DVB-T MiniStick works! A short Hauppauge howto

Postby ej64 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:06 pm

To watch and record DVB-T television I purchased a Hauppauge "WinTV MiniStick" today, which is a quite cheap and common one. I didn't really expect to get it to work under Mint this evening, but despite it's name :wink: it was nearly a breeze ... :D
Once more I'm truly amazed by Mint/Linux.

That's what I did to make it run:
1. download the firmware files from the (german) hauppauge web site and copy them to /lib/firmware
2. install kaffeine (via software manager)

The TV stick worked and kaffeine found all channels but could not stream them with error "Cannot find demultiplexer plugin for the given media data". A short investigation led me to the following solution:
3. install libxine1-ffmpeg (terminal: sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg)

This was easy, even for a Mint noob like me :mrgreen:
Did I tell you yet that I love Mint?

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Re: USB DVB-T MiniStick works! A short Hauppauge howto

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:29 pm

Fine!
It could have been even simpler
apt install libxine1-ffmpeg
would have been enough (in Mint that is)
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Re: USB DVB-T MiniStick works! A short Hauppauge howto

Postby tinca on Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:25 am

ej64,

did you try and run the Hauppauge stick before you installed the firmware.

The reason for the question is that I have the same device (I think). It is marked as a WinTV Nova-t M/R:70009/C1B5 #4607. I simply plugged my one in (no firmware added), then opened Kaffeine. Ran scan with the "auto" function and away it went.

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Re: USB DVB-T MiniStick works! A short Hauppauge howto

Postby ej64 on Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:41 am

tinca wrote:ej64,
did you try and run the Hauppauge stick before you installed the firmware.

No, I didn't. On thegerman hauppage support site your Model # 70009 is referenced as one that works out-of-the-box. However my Model # 55009 need the firmware installed.
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Re: USB DVB-T MiniStick works! A short Hauppauge howto

Postby tinca on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:44 pm

ej64 wrote:
tinca wrote:ej64,
did you try and run the Hauppauge stick before you installed the firmware.

No, I didn't. On thegerman hauppage support site your Model # 70009 is referenced as one that works out-of-the-box. However my Model # 55009 need the firmware installed.

many thanks for the information.

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