pctv hd stick 801e se on porteus slackware

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pctv hd stick 801e se on porteus slackware

Post#1 by francois » 14 Feb 2017, 03:44

pctv hd stick 801e se supports ATSC (i.e. OTA Digital TV) and analog NTSC porteus 3.2.2 or slackware 14..2.
*** IN PROGRESS***
It is not easy to find a thoroughful guide to the installation of the pctv hd stick 801e se on the net for linux and to get it to go with the eventual necessary software. The installation is described in the following lines for the hardware, but also software to get a better video experience. Eventually, the sofware part might be moved into another thread.

1.0 Installing firmware:
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ ... %28801e%29

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 wget http://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/dib0700/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
 wget http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/HVR-12x0-14x0-17x0_1_25_25271_WHQL.zip
 wget http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/extract.sh
 sh extract.sh
sudo cp dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw /lib/firmware
sudo cp dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw /lib/firmware
2.0 Getting it to work with some software:
. kaffeine is my favorite, though on porteus some libraries are in vlc, but maybe they are not so many.

3.0 The antenna
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Post#2 by francois » 17 Feb 2017, 01:33

1.0 kaffeine
https://blogs.s-osg.org/watching-digita ... -kaffeine/
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Kaffeine
This is the easiest to set tv interface. No command line needed. For Montreal choose Toronto, with which I get 8 different channel with a small antenna.

Kaffeine could be build thru usm as vlc is needed as dependency, it is better to build it before building kaffeine. Maybe building it from source would provide a lighter package.

.Open the kaffeine interface
.Select television > configure television > device 1 (in my case Samsung s5H1411 QAM/8VSB Frontend) > source (ca-on-Toronto) > OK
..ca-on-Toronto is the nearest to my city, I wonder why there is no Montreal :evil:
..Select television > channels > start scan > add filtered

Getting it to go with pinnacle usb receiver under porteus slackware was inspired by some examples :
in english with a US example https://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index. ... 73600.html
french with a France example http://debian-facile.org/utilisateurs:s ... stick-330e

2.0 Live TV and videorecording using kodi PVR addon, tvheadend and an .
http://kodi.wiki/view/PVR
- very well written guide to live TV and videorecording for linux:
http://lifehacker.com/5981757/how-to-wa ... dia-center

2.1 TVHEADEND (how to install your pctv hd stick, etc.)
https://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheaden ... tial_setup
http://kodi.wiki/view/Tvheadend

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usm -g tvheadend
Create /etc/udev/rules.d/15-dvb.rules, containing the line:
https://tvheadend.org/boards/5/topics/2670

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SUBSYSTEM=="dvb", ACTION=="add", MODE="0666"
***libgsasl-1.8.0-x86_64-1_SBo package maybe needed***
In web browser open the following link and install your card:
http://localhost:9981

TVheadend is provided by slackonly only for slackware 14.2 or porteus 3.2.2.

2.2 Set Up kodi’s PVR Add-On.
Whitson Gordon really simplifies the procedure provided on the kodi.wiki:
http://kodi.wiki/view/PVR
Citation, to be adapted to kodi, from Whitson Gordon:
http://lifehacker.com/5981757/how-to-wa ... dia-center
Open up kodi and head to Settings > Add-Ons > Disabled Add-Ons. Head to PVR Clients, and select the one for your program (in this case, either NextPVR or Tvheadend). Choose Enable.
Next, go to Configure. Most of the default settings should work fine here, but if your backend has a username or password, type those in now. If your backend supports Timeshifting (rewinding or pausing live TV), enable it under the “Advanced” tab.
Go back to kodi’s Settings and choose Live TV. Under General, check the Enabled box, and tweak any other settings you want here. I generally like to go to Playback and uncheck Start Playback Minimized.
If you go back to the main menu, you should see a new section called “Live TV” where you can watch shows, see an episode guide, and set up recordings. Congratulations! You’ve got kodi working as a PVR.


2.3 OTA (Over The Air) EPG.
http://www.nextpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki.php ... ration.EPG
http://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:TV_Guide
webgrabplus
http://www.webgrabplus.com/documentation/quick-start

TV hebdo
http://www.tvhebdo.com/
https://github.com/awiouy/webgrabplus/b ... annels.xml

3.0 Other interfaces: kaffeine, gplayer or mplayer, VLC.
Arch linux wiki covers accurately a few interfaces.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DVB-T#Scanning
**to be explained
3.01 Testing, scanning with your card and building config files for some interface (here or elsewhere).
Install packages from usm; mercurial, v4-utils, vlc and from pkgs.org: dvb-apps (slackware), w-scan (debian). Maybe needed the equivalent of firmware-linux-nonfree debian:
https://freeslack.net/dokuwiki/doku.php ... kware_14.2
w_scan syntax:
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/W_scan

3.1 GPLAYER in Canada. ** update with arch wiki
For gplayer (xfce included multimedia platform)

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w_scan -fa -A1 -cCA -M >  /etc/mplayer/channels.conf
Wait until it finishes, which could be long.
Start gplayer:

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mplayer dvb://
Changing channels:

3.2 VLC in Canada.

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scan /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB -o zap | tee channels.conf
vlc channels.conf

***in construction***
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Post#3 by francois » 17 Oct 2017, 17:35

I have updated and rearranged some information in this thread, mainly pertinent to the software interface kaffeine.
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