List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by phoenix_art » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:17 am

Dear Community,

I'm writing to You because I've got a card from Your list -> 34. card=34 - Leadtek WinFast 2000/ WinFast 2000 XP -> its almost perfect working. I've got all my channels and get pictures too - but there is no sound. My volume levels are ok - everything is on 100% and unmuted in alsamixer.

Please help me getting the sound in TVtime or XawTV!

Thank You!

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by johnniedoo » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:30 am

phoenix_art wrote:Dear Community,

I'm writing to You because I've got a card from Your list -> 34. card=34 - Leadtek WinFast 2000/ WinFast 2000 XP -> its almost perfect working. I've got all my channels and get pictures too - but there is no sound. My volume levels are ok - everything is on 100% and unmuted in alsamixer.

Please help me getting the sound in TVtime or XawTV!

Thank You!
Have you checked out the 'sound preferences' in the right click on the sound icon. I know i have options to use a few things from my pvr card, gpu and built in. picking proper analogue or digital in the hardware tab and 'output' tabs is important. I had gotten myself into a dither because i forgot to switch from the hdmi/digital to the speakers /analogue settings. simple for my issue
hope yours is so simple
John

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by phoenix_art » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:55 pm

Thanks for the reply - I've tried all of the options in the sound properties but the sound still muted. :S

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by phoenix_art » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:28 am

Any other tips for getting unmute the sound with TVTIME or XAWTV? I think it need to be a small problem - because this tuner card worked completely with picture and sound before - for example Ubuntu 7.04 and 8.04 too.

And another problem with another computer and tuner card - please help someone -> I've got an AVerTV Hybrid Volar HD - H830 - and I need install this to my Linux Mint 18 x64. How to do this?

Many thanks!

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by tinca » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:09 am

Hi all,

for those who are still looking for a USB TV tuner that just works in Linux.

I went herehttp://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/products/data_292e.html

PCTV tripleStick HD 292e TV Tuner

Click on the Linux tab. Linux support for the PCTV 292e is in kernel 3.16.

Click on the link “for more information see here”

Firmware. dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw from the link "openelec soursetree"

Make sure you download the correct firmware. Copy the firmware into /lib/firmware.

Plug in the Triple Stick and boot your computer. Open Kaffeine and scan for channels. Job done.

Very pleased.

Best regards Keith
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by advanced » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:35 am

Not sure that this is the right topic to ask... if not just say it:)
The question is that if the PCI DVB S2 card will do for single core CPU and if the quality of the stream could be decreased for saving recourses.
Or am leaving to watch SD quality channels only. So which DVB S2 is best for my system?
Athlon64 2GHz
RAM 2Gb
AGP
22 inch Screen

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by uk_martin » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:16 am

Hi

I have a Medion Akoya "All-In-One" PC with Linux Mint on it. One of the features of this PC is the integrated TV Tuner Card and webcam.

I'm told by Medion that the TV card is the Creatix CTX1920 miniPCIe and the Webcam is an Azurwave AM-1C025. The TV card, apparently has a The card has a Philipps/NXP/Trident SAA7231 chip inside.

Has anyone seen drivers for these, or know of any generic Linux drivers which will bring these component parts of my PC into action please? Has anyone any experience with these? https://linuxtv.org/downloads/drivers/

Please bear in mind my Linux expertise is at the foot of the learning curve. Please be gentle with the tech-speak lol.

Thanks in advance

Martin

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by schmultruc » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:49 am

Hello all !

Don't miss TBS tuners, usb, PCI or PCIe. They have HDTV boxes too. They all dedicated to work under linux.

I've one PCIe installed. Work like a charm under my brand new Linux Mint !

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by JoeH » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:59 am

Thanks for reply.........don't understand the majority of it........but thanks anyway.

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by Atypical User » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:32 pm

Previously mentioned but worth repeating: If you are looking for support for your tuner device in Linux, start here: https://www.linuxtv.org/

A shortcut to the hardware links is here, currently:
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ ... nformation

The site's search works, but you might need to be specific due to case sensitivity.

If you don't know what hardware you have on your system, here's a terminal command that might help:

lspci -vnn

Look for "video controller" or "Multimedia video controller" or similar in the list of devices. You can perform an Internet search for the number pair in brackets on the "video controller" line to help you identify the device if the subsystem line doesn't have enough information to do so. For example:

Code: Select all

03:00.0 Multimedia video controller [0400]: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23887/8 PCIe Broadcast Audio and Video Decoder with 3D Comb [14f1:8880] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. CX23887/8 PCIe Broadcast Audio and Video Decoder with 3D Comb [0070:6a18]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	Memory at c0600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: cx23885
	Kernel modules: cx23885
For this entry I searched online for "14f1:8880".

If you run the command with sudo as a prefix, the capabilities will be shown, although at this point running the command with admin rights isn't really needed. Without sudo it will still tell you if your kernel already supports the device with a kernel driver.

My Recent Experiences

I'm growing fond of the Hauppauge units that work on Linux and support ATSC (I'm in the US).

First I started with the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-955Q, a USB-based tuner:
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ ... V-HVR-955Q

It works with Linux Mint 17.3 in any USB 2.0 port, although I vaguely recall needing to download the driver mentioned in the link above.

This device consumes about one watt. It runs warm to the touch. Reception is good if the signal is good. Kodi can display the signal strength for the first channel tuned if the backend server (e.g., TVHeadend) provides it. It works for the first channel tuned from the starting menu but not for subsequent channel changes until you return to the starting menu.

The system log will likely tell you if you have reception errors.

I was able to view TV channels in VLC although I had to specify them by frequency, not something that the average viewer will know off-hand. I believe you can get or set up a template for VLC to map frequencies to channel numbers or names, but I went straight to TVHeadend as a server -- it selects channels, provides schedules, records shows and is configurable to set timer rules to record shows even when they are on different days.

(It's good, but I'm not recommending it solely because it is difficult to set up and the documentation that's part of the web interface can be incomplete where you need help the most. Yet I don't know of any simple backend in Linux that would be as powerful. This is just a recounting of my experiences.)

TVHeadend is not very user-friendly, although 4.2.3 is easier to use than 4.0.8. In the US, you'll want ATSC-T for terrestrial over-the-air (OTA) reception. If you are just using the OTA PSIP (something like "program and system information protocol") electronic program guide (EPG), TVHeadend is relatively simple to set up. The PSIP information is unfortunately limited to what the broadcaster provides, which can be as little as 8 hours of schedule.

If you want to set it up for using XMLTV (e.g., to use Schedules Direct -- see http://www.schedulesdirect.org), that's a bit more involved. You have to override the EIT/PSIP support for each channel and then link the XMLTV channel by ID value to the OTA channel.

For the front-end I went with Kodi. You'll need the TVHeadend PVR add-on before Kodi will be able to do anything useful with TVHeadend (or the PVR add-on for any PVR server), but this is easily added within Kodi for most PVR servers. For the schedule, the TVHeadend add-on must not be set for asynchronous retrieval.


After I encountered the need to record two programs at the same time, I obtained this PCIe card, the Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD (ATSC ClearQAM):
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ ... _ClearQAM)

There are two versions of the Hauppauge quad-tuner card; if you go this route you'll want the one for your region. The DVB version is supported in kernel 4.8 (card=56); the ATSC version requires kernel 4.9 or later (card=57). This support is automatic with Linux Mint 18 once updated to kernel 4.10 as part of the official updates, if you select the kernel for updating; kernel updates are not selected by default unless you decide to always update everything.

This video controller card needs more CPU power than the single-channel USB tuner. My Haswell quad-core 3.2-GHz I5-4690S works just fine to display four channels at once in small windows with the integrated graphics support of the Intel CPU. This is fairly useless other than for demonstration purposes, but the card is excellent at recording multiple shows simultaneously; I'm recording two HD news programs and one SD science fiction show as I type this.

The card itself uses about 7-8 watts. The power management feature doesn't seem to be supported by the driver yet. The channel signal strength is also not displayed. The recording of those three shows used an additional 5-7 watts by the system.

The current official Kodi release, Krypton 17.6 (as I write), is excellent at software rendering 1080i live TV and recordings using a reasonably-fast CPU onto a 1280x1024 monitor. It would likely do even better with either a CPU that supports hardware video acceleration or a dedicated GPU.
Linux Mint 18.2 x86_64, Cinnamon 3.4.6 on kernel 4.10

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by vaca » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:34 pm

Hi excellent old tv turner usb hauppage hvr900 perfect linux mint 18,3 ,with firmware added drxd-b1-1.1.fw and xc3028-v27.fw full support complete me tv !

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Post by hoginen » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:34 pm

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