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<Abandoned> TV card

Postby Bouncer on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:05 pm

I gave windows 7 a test recently and enjoyed being able to watch tv once again after being force to downgrade to XP from vista, Will my "card" work with mint? Its branded freecom, But lsusb says "Bus 002 Device 005: ID 14aa:0226 AVerMedia (again) or C&E"
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Re: TV card

Postby richyrich on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:12 pm

Found in the Hardware Support forum:
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=21980&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=tv+cards

instructions are lower down the post.
hope this can help, Richard
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Re: TV card

Postby Bouncer on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:18 pm

I didn't scroll all the way down, I Don't know what device im using tho, all the information I posted is all I can get from it, Is there anyway to get more information on this device?
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Re: TV card

Postby richyrich on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:37 pm

try:
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lsusb -v


You can also open a terminal:
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dmesg | grep -i usb
, and then plug in your USB device. This will give realtime usb messages.

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Re: TV card

Postby Bouncer on Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:42 pm

I got some more information on this usb tuner card WideView WT-220U PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom)

I dont even have a program to try and view TV with
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Re: TV card

Postby richyrich on Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:50 pm

VLC Media player will open "Capture Devices" / DVB

EDIT: checking in Synaptic, there is a whole plethora :shock: of tv viewers . . :D . . your choice!
Other members may have some good suggestions ?

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Re: TV card

Postby Bouncer on Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:40 pm

Yea I had typed in TV and didnt get anywhere with that, Also that word plethora, makes my blood boil! Not going to rant for no reason, Thanks :)
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Re: TV card

Postby kwisher on Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:33 pm

The site below has a lot of useful info for Linux supported TV tuner hardware. I didn't search for you particular tuner but I have used it in the past to pick my tuner cards for MythTV.

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Hope this helps.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: TV card

Postby Bouncer on Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:47 am

Its fine, Ive abandoned that idea now, Just as its not really something ill use that much TBH, think I was just wanting to use it becasue I have it
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