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

Postby Detonate » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:07 pm

I have been watching TV on my PC for years with a Hauppauge PVR-150. I feed the card by composite cable from my Dish Network DVR Receiver. I use VLC for viewing. I use the following command to start VLC in TV viewing mode.

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/usr/bin/vlc pvr:// :pvr-device=/dev/video0 :pvr-channel=2 :live-caching=300 %U


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

Postby DrHu » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Hauppauge has been a standard selection for ages, and I can't remember the name of another one that reported itself as exclusively Linux..
https://www.linux.com/component/content ... s/437-bttv
--a fuller guide to TV cards + Linux..

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

Postby Detonate » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:44 pm

My Hauppauge PVR-150 uses the ivtv driver.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Neuraleanus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:22 pm

No luck with the WinTV-HVR-1250, I tried both goiing directly to the cable connector in the wall and adding an attenna, couldn't find any channels. However, switched over to a WinTV-HVR-950Q, which uses USB, and after following the instructions given at:

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-950Q

I have managed to get tv working from the cable box that Comcast had supplied. For a TV app I am using tvtime. One issue was probably the lack of a working analog tuner on the 1250.

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

Postby cjorsinger » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:15 pm

Neuraleanus wrote:However, switched over to a WinTV-HVR-950Q, which uses USB, and after following the instructions given at:

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-950Q

I have managed to get tv working from the cable box that Comcast had supplied. For a TV app I am using tvtime. One issue was probably the lack of a working analog tuner on the 1250.

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For what it's worth, I've been using the 950Q for a while now to watch U.S. broadcast TV. It works with both MythTV and Xine, though the latter is always an iffy proposition. The only tricky thing was if you don't have the WinTV plugged into a high-speed USB port, it won't work, and the only place I found any mention of this being the problem was in the syslog.

There are different version of the 950Q out there, so here's the output of

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lsusb -v
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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2040:7200 Hauppauge
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x2040 Hauppauge
  idProduct          0x7200
  bcdDevice            0.05
  iManufacturer           1
  iProduct                2
  iSerial                10
  bNumConfigurations      1

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

Postby dhopley » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:22 am

After quite a bit of messing around with loading Linux Mint 16 Mate onto my new AMD quad core PC I have managed to make it operational with the v140210 TBS6280 driver . Live TV is most easily accessed by a 'vlc channels.conf' command on the terminal command line and the picture is good , and sound through the HDMI lead is fine to my TV , with changing channels done through the vlc playlist . Recording programs is done via me-tv and the recorded programs sound & visual quality is great , played back by vlc , but I feel that me-tv live TV via the gnome player is not as good as that of vlc . Me-TV deals perfectly well with multiple recordings via a single one of the TBS6280 tuners , providing the programs are from the same mux , which as I most frequently want to record the UK Freeview channels BBC1 , BBC2 and BBC4 simultaneously , it's fine . It's also very convenient to be able to switch to a Firefox browser window for catch up TV and to use Mozilla Thunderbird for e-mail . After handling difficulties with my mini presenter keyboard/touch pad combo I've bought a Logitech wireless mouse and can now easily control the whole arrangement , TV , Set Top Box and PC . Although a 'daisy chain' of coax connections antenna/PC/STB/TV worked perfectly well , rather than have them all online permanently I have also bought a separate 4-way coax amplifier so that each device only needs to be 'powered up' if in use ,
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby ximikas » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:53 pm

Hello, I'm new on linux.
Trying to setup my ATI TV WONDER tv tuner ,which contains msp3400 audio chip for stereo sound and all audio standards.
Linux mint 16 64bit , and trying to watch tv with tvtime .Currently i'm having a problem - no sound from tuner at all.
Tuner card audio output is conected with cable to sound card aux input (Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live 24bit 7.1 SB0410 ).
By default ,in audio mixer i didn't found AUX input control of sound card,so GNOME Alsa mixer allowed me to control aux input,but no no audio output from tuner.
In MS Windows ,i use Dscaler ,which works perfectly with my tuner ,and even allows to acess audio controls inside msp3400 chip - chip has audio tone controls ,like bass and loudness ,balance.I need some help to get sound ,maybe any one had tuner with this audio chip ? BT878 internal audio part in this tuner is not used.

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

Postby lgt791 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:36 am

I use a wintv 1600 and a pinnacle 800i. I always go to www.linuxtv.org site for most of my info. This site gives you the most info on tv tuners and linux than most out there.

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

Postby johnniedoo » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:34 am

I have just gone to a dual boot win7 and Linux Mint17 Mate x64 . I have an old Pinnacle USB Pro stick I used for OTA broadcasts as well as working with a Cox digital cable tv as a recording device
I just attempted to set up one of these pro sticks in the linux side of the machine which already has a coax antenna and usb port position for the windows side. it uses the latest pctv drivers and set up for the 800e or 800i drivers
I use me-tv for my Mint with a process to download appropriate drivers through a google search and now , me-tv works fine; i get 26local ota channels and am limited only by the lousy antenna i use inside.
I was not able to make TvTime nor VLC carry the signals, yet.
I got rid of TV Time as it would not find any signals while me tv was able to locate 26. VLC is still a mystery to me as far as connecting it with tv ota watching. keeps giving off error messages.. I know the tv signals are there because i can watch via me tv. VLC cant connect yet, i am still new to Linux only a month or so. maybe i will come across something that will work as others have been able to
I can say though, that my very old Pinnacle USB Pro stick 800 will work well on Linux mint17 with only a little bit of effort and following some good , old, links since Linux has supported this driver/hardware for 8yrs(edit-prob.more like 6 or so). I found that there were 2 different types of the USB pro stick that is supposed to be important for Linux . i never had any troubles using only one driver update in windows prior to looking into Linux and i have never taken either of the 2 i have apart.
regardless, I was able to just use the software manager to get me tv and follow the links for the driver packages, i just copy pasted into the terminal and all works.
much easier than i had anticipated
Edit: July21, 2015
I recently put together a "new" box with older AMD/ATI parts a gigabyte 790xta ud4, phenom II x4 965be, HD 4670 with linux mint 17.2 64bit MATE--kernel 3.19.0.22 as of today.
I use my 6 or so year old Pinnacle USB HD pro stick with the 800e PCTV, i went to the suggested linux tv site and used the synaptic to open the deb file now the stick works better in the linux box than it did in the windows 7 x64pro, I had used the terminal to get frequencies by following the links i got through linux tv got the stable me tv which is great. I decided to compare windows and mint -for some reason the linux version has a better capture of the local ota signals. i tested using the antennas, the one that came with the pctv , magnetic single thing and a special wingaard digital antenna which is only marginally better than the 2' telescoping metal thing. but the same locations with the same stations yields better capture and hold and a little better sensitivity regardless of which antenna. ME-TV worked for me and thanks to this thread and links on MINT 17.2
i was pleasantly surprised.(I had used ME-TV and the pinnacle usb pro stick in my dual boot wind7/mint 17.2 new system successfully too before making the spare parts build)
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby swegian » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:05 pm

The Hauppauge HVR-2250 is no longer in production, per announcement from Hauppauge in July 2014, and has been replaced by part number HVR-2255. The new unit is supposed to be more sensitive than its predecessor. I do not have a 2250 so cannot directly compare the two units, but can compare the 2255 to tuners in my Samsung plasma tv and by Sone LED tv. The 2255 appears to be more sensitive than either of the tvs, picking up stations neither tv did, and may actually experience overload if the signal is too strong. I am only 3 miles from a transmitter and can end up with no decode on that powerful signal. I will find an attenuator, or make a poorer antenna, and experiment.

One problem for the Linux users is that there appears to be no support for the HVR-2255 at this time. Steve Toth at Kernel Labs, contributor of the kernel support for the 2250, is currently providing Linux support for the HVR-2255 for commercial users only. Hauppauge is reportedly working on a HVR-2255 Linux driver for Ubuntu but has not announced a proposed release date. Windows 7 did not automatically recognize the card, or load a driver for it, but the card can be used in Windows now using the drivers provided by Hauppauge.

Update 9/20/14
I returned the HVR-2255 due to lack of support for the Linux operating system. I have ordered and should soon receive a HDHomeRun Dual made by Silicon Dust. Fingers crossed for a smooth install and usage.

Update 9/24/14
The HDHomeRun Dual, HDHR4-2US, integrated smoothly and appears to work as advertised with my Linux Mint 17 system. I've not tested all the advanced features yet, but live TV, even watching one channel while recording another, is working nicely.

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

Postby lgt791 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:31 am

For the one stop info on tv tuners on linux should visit linuxtv.org and go to V4L-DVB Wiki link there you will find almost everything needed. I use a wintv 1600 and a pinnacle 800i. I always go here and get the drivers for the pinnacle , the wintv 1600 is already supported in the kernel.

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

Postby UltramaticOrange » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:11 pm

Surprised that the HD-5500 does not seem to get a mention anywhere. It's been my go-to tv-tuner card on Linux since ... always.

http://www.pchdtv.com/hd_5500.html

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

Postby nlou » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:34 am

I have this low budget chinese usb receiver Astrometa AMDVB-T2 v2 and it is working quite well after some work. Instructions and overview of the device here: http://blog.palosaari.fi/2014/09/naked- ... t2-v2.html

I use dvb-c receiver of the stick. Only problem is sometimes locking issues with me-tv (czap -x .... before starting me-tv helps). Use with thveadend is tricky, because this device is multi receiver card and tvheadend seems to have problem with receiver that is second on the list. Tvheadend have also difficulties to deal with dvb-c after restart because it thinks it is dvb-t.

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

Postby Trollenator » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:29 am

Thank you serbian!

I just installed 17.1 today and am using Linux since I last tried it 10 years ago. RedHat I believe.

A big concern for me was being able to use my ATI WonderCard with it and it seems it's on the GO list so that's another big plus toward skipping a dual-boot system and going full Mint.

I just slapped together a unit from a decent case I scrounged at the local dump 2 days ago and installed Cinnamon on an old 500G IDE drive. Working like a charm so far and I'm loving it. This XP box I'm using now is blowing capacitors and not long for this world. :)

Great post!

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

Postby shuttle3000 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:08 am

i work with beholder 409 on linux mint 16. All work great. But.... There are NOT good soft like windows behold-tv. tvtime and vlc - uncomfortable and configured manually for a long time . no the normal Linux software for television..

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

Postby uk_martin » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:24 am

Hi

I have a Medion AKOYA P4020 D all-in-one PC onto which I've deleted Windows and installed Linux Mint, for my first experience in Linux. Please therefore excuse me being a "noob" and knowing little about what I'm talking about lol

I'd like to be able to watch TV but am confused as to how to go about the installation process. Not least of which is the fact that I don't know which TV Tuner card is built in to the PC.

How can I identify what the built-in TV Tuner card is please?

Thanks in advance

Martin

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

Postby Eaglecat » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:16 am

I got my Leadtek Winfast DTV1000s working in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. Running well on on Me-TV.

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

Postby Dukenukemx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:18 am

I got a couple of capture cards I want working in Mint Cinnamon 17.3, but can't seem to get them working. Specifically the composite and S-video inputs. I have a PVR-150 and a HVR-1600. Can anyone help me get these working?

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

Postby xrhstaras » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:33 pm

I don't find it difficult to find a tv tuner compatible with linux
This cheap tv tuner is completely compatible with linux but you must have a version 4.xx kernel
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Recorder-Receiv ... Sw~OdVZW~R

i bought it for my hp stream ultrabook (linux mint 18 64bit) and works sweetly !
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby johnniedoo » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:04 pm

I am still using my quite old Pinnacle usb mini stick pro digital tuner/capture /pvr whatever its full title was. It uses the 800e or 800i type drivers and though happauge bought pinnacles interests out years ago I continue to have both of mine functioning well still. for the purposes of this forum, i use one on my Linux machine Mint 17.3 Mate x64 and up to kernel 4.2.something and going ahead up a step or 2 ,It is a box made from spare parts, all are 5yrs old or so, amd products. Phenom II x4 965be overclocked somewhat and i use a very old gpu in the box at present the gigabyte hd4670 1gb gddr3 i believe hdmi htpc or HDTV ready or something like that. it is slower than i like but really does handle streaming video well, and dvds i have as well as iso saved movies or videos i downloaded from public domain and onto a LG42" lc550 .put a 128gb ssd from crucial m4 i think too
as far as using the pinnacle/happague i found plenty of help here and at the linuxtv site mentioned a few posts above
i downloaded Me-TV and used those software settings to get the USA, where i live, frequencies and it works flawlessly. i put a new Leaf antenna on it and the tuner in this particular usb pro stick gets as strong receptions as a samsung p260hd 26" touch of color tv tuner gets in the same exact location. i left the antenna in the best spot here where i live and put it in the samsung for ota local stations and then put the pinnacle pvr in the computer and used the same Leaf antenna connection for testing. the tuner in the usb stick gets as many of the available stations at the same % power strength ,but better than that, I can see how great the picture quality is over that range of 20 channels , the tuner in my LG42ld550 in my living room has a pretty good tuner in it as well and with the same Leaf antenna i matched the pinnacle pvr device with Me-TV and downloaded frequencies back to back on the same screens as both my samsung and LG have built in tuners and monitor modes
So, I like the Me-TV software, i have tried the VLC since it came with the MInt17 installation but it was harder to set up and Me-TV was a breeze, after reading the information here and through linuxtv.org i think is the site,but noted above right here anyhow
i have zero complaints with Me-TV in mint 17.3 mate and i have used mint ltr since it came out as 17.1 and from Kernel 3.13,16 i think maybe a little higher, whatever it installed with that first month , or week , of it s release. I have undated kernels all along to 3.19.53 then up to 4.02 or .05,and now at 4.2. something. me-tv and the 8yr old or so, maybe even 10yr old almost forget really the combo of these things just works , i record, save and can convert videos and have a little bit of play with the kind of audio format
I use the other exact same device twin really , got with in a week of each other , but i use it on a windows7sp1 x64 professional box i use it with my digital cable box but use it with only channel 4 on the device and manually change the cox cable mini box to whatever channel i need to record. However, I actually get better pic quality with over the air but there are 3 or 4 cable channels that are not in over the air distance from my current location. and , on that windows box, i use a happauge final release beta that offers no guarantee of workability and some glitches do exist such as losing some settings now and then.no big deal, just custom folders to send the recorded shows and converted videos, plus they have pay for tiers for upgraded things, features, like audio codec upgrades and server functions for remote somethings or others, and the few upgrades available are about $10 ,and since i have no big interest neither have any idea of the extent of feature unlocks available nor costs. but there are a few i read and did get a short reply from some people or person at the support side. I have not updated, or upgraded the software package version,i do not think there have been any for my device or class in at least 3 or 4yrs.however, it works good enough to save a PBS movie or something while i am doing something else on other devices.
bottom line of that last bit is that i believe that the Linux -me-tv software is better , more stable and comprehensive than the made for happauge and pinnacle really stuff at this point in time at any rate. i find the end result of recordings is far superior in the ME-TV /Mint 17.3 machine and equal in each kernel I have used over the past year or however long Mint17 has been out. I am brand new to Linux anything stating with the release of Mint 17,so I had plenty of easy to understand help via forums such as this one and other Linux and/or Mint pages. I think i have exhausted the bulk of my information about Mint 17 , Me-TV and my Pinnacle usb pvr, tuner recording device , I wish I had better luck with the VLC OTA station set up. was over my brand new Linux user head at the time. I was able to get the me-tv via the package manager too, I believe it was on the software manager page as well, though i had no clue as to which was which or did what or when to use either


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