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    software to work with tv tuner?

    Am thinking of getting a usb tv tuner for digital tv on my laptop.
    What software can work with something like that in ubuntu?

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    Am thinking of getting a usb tv tuner for digital tv on my laptop.
    What software can work with something like that in ubuntu?
    I used to use a DVB-T stick combined with "me-tv".

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    got a DV3T DVR stick.
    Ubunut seemed to install the drivers but but when I load up Me-TV I still get:
    There are no DVB devices available
    Last edited by qwertyjjj; July 20th, 2012 at 01:15 PM.

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    I use a AverMedia VOLAR DV3T on my laptop, and it works perfectly with Kaffeine,
    I have been using it since 9.04 (Jaunty) without any problems, I am now using it on 12.04,
    it worked straight out of the box, but on my other laptop running Win 7 I have to use the install disc (What a surprise).

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    It may be useful to state exactly what usb tv tuner you have.

    For instance, I have a Hauppauge 950Q, and it works great. However, not every tuner is supported by Linux.

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguruguy View Post
    It may be useful to state exactly what usb tv tuner you have.

    For instance, I have a Hauppauge 950Q, and it works great. However, not every tuner is supported by Linux.
    It's a "Made in CHina" RoHS compliant mini digital TV Stick.
    No model number.
    Comes with a driver disk but obviously only Windows drivers.

    Is there a list if supported tuners?
    How can I check if the drivers for this one work ok?
    Last edited by qwertyjjj; July 20th, 2012 at 05:24 PM.

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    If you would, please type the following commands in a terminal and post the results here.
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    lsusb
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    dmesg | grep -i dvb

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    Is there a list if supported tuners?
    How can I check if the drivers for this one work ok?
    It would be easier to answer that question if you would state where you are, and the TV system you're using. If you are in Canada, the U.S. or Mexico, here's a listing of ATSC USB tuners, with a breakdown of support (or lack thereof) in Linux.

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguruguy View Post
    It would be easier to answer that question if you would state where you are, and the TV system you're using. If you are in Canada, the U.S. or Mexico, here's a listing of ATSC USB tuners, with a breakdown of support (or lack thereof) in Linux.
    Digital in United Kingdom.
    teevee@teevee-Inspiron-9300:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 048d:9135 Integrated Technology Express, Inc. Zolid Mini DVB-T Stick
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355 Bluetooth
    teevee@teevee-Inspiron-9300:~$ dmesg | grep -i dvb
    [ 28.569673] dvb-usb: found a 'ITE 9135 Generic' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
    [ 29.473418] dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-it9137-01.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
    teevee@teevee-Inspiron-9300:~$

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    Re: software to work with tv tuner?

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyjjj View Post
    Digital in United Kingdom.
    teevee@teevee-Inspiron-9300:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 048d:9135 Integrated Technology Express, Inc. Zolid Mini DVB-T Stick
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355 Bluetooth
    teevee@teevee-Inspiron-9300:~$ dmesg | grep -i dvb
    [ 28.569673] dvb-usb: found a 'ITE 9135 Generic' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
    [ 29.473418] dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-it9137-01.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
    teevee@teevee-Inspiron-9300:~$
    Ah, good: a lsusb ID, and recognized as DVB TV Stick. Good.

    As dmesg says: you have to find the firmware. It could be on the accompanied CD, and it probably is somewhere on the web.

    I think googling "dvb-usb-it9137-01.fw" will help.

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