DVB-T TV on Pandora


Silent-Hunter

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I don't like this part:

[  727.808013] xc5000 4-0061: creating new instance

[  727.814849] xc5000: Device not found at addr 0x61 (0xffff)

[  727.814849] xc5000 4-0061: destroying instance

 

My laptop shows this:

 



[38360.156506] xc5000 4-0061: creating new instance

[38360.161203] xc5000: Successfully identified at address 0x61

[38360.161209] xc5000: Firmware has not been loaded previously

[38360.162169] au8522 4-0047: attaching existing instance

[38360.169332] xc5000 4-0061: attaching existing instance

[38360.174072] xc5000: Successfully identified at address 0x61

[38360.174076] xc5000: Firmware has not been loaded previously

[38360.174081] DVB: registering new adapter (au0828)

[38360.174086] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Auvitek AU8522 QAM/8VSB Frontend)...

[38360.175249] Registered device AU0828 [Hauppauge HVR950Q]

[38434.093349] xc5000: waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw)...

[38434.137429] xc5000: firmware read 12401 bytes.

[38434.137435] xc5000: firmware uploading...

[38440.865932] xc5000: firmware upload complete...

The last 4 lines are from starting Me-TV.
 

Silent-Hunter

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I have no idea how to load channels.conf in VLC.

Opened it as a normal playlist.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.

Your input can't be opened:

VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvb://'. Check the log for details.
 
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Silent-Hunter

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Code:
=======================================================================================
PND             : /media/1/pandora/menu/vlc.pnd
PND_FSTYPE      : Squashfs
APPDATADIR      : /media/1/pandora/appdata/vlc
APPDD_FSTYPE    : ext3
PND_CPUSPEED    : <unset>
EXENAME         : scripts/vlc.sh
ARGUMENTS       : <unset>
=======================================================================================
[ START ]--- Mount the PND ----------
Mounting : mount -t squashfs -o ro "/dev/loop2" "/mnt/utmp/vlc"
Mounting the Union FS : mount -t aufs -o exec,dirs="/media/1/pandora/appdata/vlc=rw+nolwh":"/mnt/pnd/vlc=rr" none "/mnt/utmp/vlc"
[SUCCESS]--- Mount the PND ----------
[ START ]--- Starting the application (scripts/vlc.sh ) ----------
VLC media player 1.1.7 The Luggage (revision exported)
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
[0x120d8] main libvlc error: option http-user-agent does not exist
[0xadc78] main interface error: no suitable interface module
[0x120d8] main libvlc error: interface "globalhotkeys,none" initialization failed
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
[0x200968] ts demux error: cannot peek
[0x9f0b0] main playlist: stopping playback
[0x250640] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x25dcc8] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x2ac688] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x250640] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x250640] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x25dcc8] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x25ddc8] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x308cc0] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x2acc58] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x22db98] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x309428] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x25ba20] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x310340] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x42e01c00] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x21f7e0] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x2ace78] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[0x20e150] dvb access error: FrontEndOpen: opening device failed (No such file or directory)
[0x21f540] main input error: open of `dvb://' failed: (null)
[SUCCESS]--- Starting the application (scripts/vlc.sh ) ----------
[ START ]--- Restoring the frame buffer status ----------
[SUCCESS]--- Restoring the frame buffer status ----------
[ START ]--- uMount the PND ----------
[ START ]--- Waiting the Union to be available ----------
[SUCCESS]--- Waiting the Union to be available ----------
auplink:plink.c:223: AUFS_CTL_PLINK_MAINT: Inappropriate ioctl for device
rmdir: failed to remove `/mnt/utmp/vlc': Device or resource busy
[ START ]--- Waiting the PND mount dir to be free ----------
[SUCCESS]--- Waiting the PND mount dir to be free ----------
cleanup done
[SUCCESS]--- uMount the PND ----------
=======================================================================================
Return code is : 32
 

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I just wanted to add that Me-TV on the Pandora does not work very well. It" pretty heavy and doesn't find channels. I only managed to make full use of my Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T after creating a channels.conf (did this under Slackware on the Pandora by the way, but i does not matter where you get yours from) and loading it in VLC (Media -> Open File). Searching for channels with VLC also gave no results, so a channels.conf is a must!
You could still try it to see if it recognizes your stick though:
Media -> Open Capture Device
Capture Mode -> DVB
select your DVB type and press the Play button
It should start searching (but will probably not find anything) or report an error.

Which firmware file are you using? dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw?
 

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Strange... Was trying to get my dvb-t to work, I had installed all the drivers and it registered fine a few weeks back in dmesg.

Today I finally sat down to generate a channel.conf and test with vlc and I kept getting the attached errors in dmesg.

Literally the only thing that had changed between a few weeks ago and today was the install of android (for that sweet Netflix goodness) which should have no effect (firmware is on nand).

A couple reboots later along with turning USB host on and off and it worked in dmesg, generating Conf files, and in vlc...

Very strange.

Side note does tv-out work with this? Cause that would be awesome... and probably the only way I'll use this.
 

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It's giving timeout errors, meaning the hardware stops responding. Maybe it's trying to draw too much power from the USB port and when the battery is not full there is not enough supply.
 

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That could be.. I was at 50 something percent. But I didn't recharge between it not working and then working. I'll keep an eye on it next time though
 

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Battery life isn't an issue. If the device attached to USB port draws too much current It will cause the USB Host to stop working. This is a standard protection measure, you will need to use a powered USB 2.0 Hub most likely. In the case of the Pandora if the USB Host crashes, a reboot may be required to get it running again, or well some command line thing I'd prob have to research myself.
 

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Its also working great if you use vlc media player on PC to create a playlist whit the right frequenciys and then play it on Pandora VLC whit a DVBT Stick who is supported..
But as i ditnt watch much tv, i dotnt used it much..

By the way: thes haubbauge Stick got a Antenna whit a magnetic stand,
How do i made it portable??
 

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the Hauppauge stick is working for me very fine with MeTV in SZ. You just have to do a channel search; no conf needed. In Slackware I use Kaffeine (KDE needed) or mplayer/SMPlayer. For the magnetic antenna I use an iron pill/cookie box which gives better reception.
 

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Me TV ditnt work for me..,
But whit the Iron "Pill" Box, this could be a great idea, i have some lying around from my Mint sweets, i just have to try if this realy is magnetic..
 

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the Hauppauge stick is working for me very fine with MeTV in SZ. You just have to do a channel search; no conf needed. In Slackware I use Kaffeine (KDE needed) or mplayer/SMPlayer. For the magnetic antenna I use an iron pill/cookie box which gives better reception.
Are you using SZ 1.72?
 

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You are right, MeTV is no longer working since SZ 1.7x so you have to use other programs. As I am using Slackware that doesn't support MeTV I mostly use SMPlayer
or Kaffeine (has EPG). A tool called w_scan searches for the channels and makes the config files for most of the programs.
 

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After my success with the dvb-t,I decided to take the plunge and gab an atsc tuner for use at home in the US. I know not all are supported in linux so I checked out linuxtv.org to ensure compatibility and selected the kworld UB435q V3. All versions are supposed to be supported as of kernel 3.16, and since we are on 3.2 there should be no issues...
https://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/KWorld_UB435-Q_USB_ATSC_TV_stick

But of course that isn't the case. Here is the dmesg:
Code:
[   50.599914] usb 2-2: Product: USB 2875 Device
[   50.599945] usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 1
[   50.801116] media: Linux media interface: v0.10
[   50.824340] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[   50.824371] WARNING: You are using an experimental version of the media stack.
[   50.824371]     As the driver is backported to an older kernel, it doesn't offer
[   50.824371]     enough quality for its usage in production.
[   50.824371]     Use it with care.
[   50.824401] Latest git patches (needed if you report a bug to linux-media@vger.kernel.org):
[   50.824401]     b250392f7b5062cf026b1423e27265e278fd6b30 [media] media: ttpci: fix av7110 build to be compatible with CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV
[   50.824401]     85c1abcb5251673d18325576f4923bb78af479de [media] usbtv: Make it dependent on ALSA
[   50.824401]     66cae53024c4b73d40b4e78c557a73e082522aed [media] media: fix au0828 dvb suspend/resume to call dvb_frontend_suspend/resume
[   50.846282] em28xx: New device  USB 2875 Device @ 480 Mbps (1b80:e34c, interface 0, class 0)
[   50.846313] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found: bulk
[   50.846527] em28xx: chip ID is em2874
[   51.369415] em2874 #0: EEPROM ID = 26 00 01 00, EEPROM hash = 0x5d3e97ab
[   51.369415] em2874 #0: EEPROM info:
[   51.369415] em2874 #0:     microcode start address = 0x0004, boot configuration = 0x01
[   51.395385] em2874 #0:     AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
[   51.395416] em2874 #0:     500mA max power
[   51.395416] em2874 #0:     Table at offset 0x24, strings=0x206a, 0x048a, 0x0000
[   51.398834] em2874 #0: Identified as KWorld USB ATSC TV Stick UB435-Q V3 (card=93)
[   51.398864] em2874 #0: dvb set to bulk mode.
[   51.399963] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
crs:~$
and the error when trying to scan

Code:
crs:~$ scan -A1 -d0 -t1 -o zap /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB > ~/channels.conf
scanning /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
main:2273: FATAL: failed to open '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0': 2 No such file or directory
crs:~$
Help. The error could be related to firmware, buti could not find any firmware on the windows install or online.
 
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Uname -a returns 3.2.78

Further research suggests lgdt3305 MAY work for it. I'll test.

If that fails I'll try and compile. Do I need code blocks? Any refs for compiling for the Pandora?
 
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