[Linux] HOW-TO watch Live TV in XBMC for Linux with Tvheadend, the easy way! - Printable Version
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- bas.t - 2011-12-01 17:35
Have a look at this, it might solve your problem. (also searching the forum does, your second problem is discussed in this forem too)
- bas.t - 2011-12-01 17:44
Bitcrusher Wrote:Thanks for your help so far. I tried changing the script, but it didn't work, so I installed the .deb file manualy from the pulse-eight repo. I now have 2.12.99~pulse-2 installed, but no luck. Still no RTL HD .
You could try to configure tvheadend from scratch. Meaning: rename the tvheadend folder (/home/hts/.hts/tvheadend) and restart tvheadend.
If you are having trouble accessing the tvheadend webui after renaming the tvheadend folder you can do this.
tvheadend running in VM on Windows 7 works!! - bossanova808 - 2011-12-02 13:55
bossanova808 Wrote:Question - my server is windows (for work reasons I can't avoid) - is it possible to run TVHeadEnd in a virtual machine succesfully? Has anyone actually done this with success? My initial experiments with VirtualBox and my Sony PlayTV plugged into the Windows host have not been succesful - I can get the Ubuntu VM to see the dvb adaptors and TvHeadEnd seems to start scanning but doesn't find any services. If I use the tuner direct in Windows (MCE) it works perfectly...
Ok to answer my own question....
let me just say WOW - I had no idea the PVR functionality was so slick and awesome already.
Ok - yes, you can run tvheadend in a virtual machine. I was not able to get it to work with VirtualBox, so I tried VMWare Player (both are free).
...and BOOM, live TV, all good, all HD, streaming over wireless to my laptop no less.
I am a little bit bewildered at how well this is working, I honestly wasn't sure at all I could get it working via a VM, that the PVR side of XBMC would be any good (how could I doubt it?? sorry!).
I will do a full blog post about it all later, and I have let to get my non-test clients going (currently running openelec Dharma) - but it's off to a truly amazing start.
You people are amazing, seriously - this is so slick. It's going to blow my family and friends away (most of whom are already xbmc converts).
- Snippo - 2011-12-02 18:29
I can't seem to get TVheadend work. After having issues with it on OpenELEC I now installed Ubuntu and followed the first post. I succesfully installed TVheadend and the TV-card drivers (TBS6981) but I can't seem to find any channels.
When I add the Astra 19.2E satellite it adds only 1 mux and then stays on 'Muxes awaiting initial scan: 1'. Astra 23.5E adds 30 muxes but doesn't find any channels either. (The 'Map DVB services to channel' always stays gray)
I had the same problem on OpenELEC. I did try to scan channels with w-scan, but it doesn't detect the TV card for some reason.
I really have no idea what is causing this or how to fix it, so I hope someone can help me.
Edit: I managed to get w-scan to work. It found lots of channels on Astra 19.2. Tvheadend still doesn't find anything . Is there any way I can import a channels.conf in TVheadend?
- eluminx - 2011-12-03 01:20
Is there anyway to make this work without the NIT-o Network ID?
- LeeG - 2011-12-03 01:38
go to configuration>TV Adaptor (select your adaptor)>multiplexes> add Mux(es) Manually
you'll probably have to google to find out your transmitters multiplex frequencies to enter manually.
- moontan77 - 2011-12-03 02:23
bossanova808 Wrote:Ok to answer my own question....
might have to give this a try myself as i'd like to have windows but at the same time nothing beats tvheadend. Do you need two network cards? And can tvheadend save recordings on one of the windows drives?
and do you know if pci-e is supported by virtual machines? have some usb tuners but would be handy if pci-e worked aswell.
btw how do you rebuild the drivers for the playtv tuner as i have the same one
- PANiCnz - 2011-12-03 03:18
moontan77 Wrote:and do you know if pci-e is supported by virtual machines? have some usb tuners but would be handy if pci-e worked aswell.I think PCI passthrough has limited support in VirtualBox, not sure about the desktop variants of VMWare. Helps if you have a motherboard that supports VT-d, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
- eluminx - 2011-12-03 04:33
LeeG Wrote:go to configuration>TV Adaptor (select your adaptor)>multiplexes> add Mux(es) Manually
No luck, when i try to add the muxes manually nothing happens. It shows a list of 147 services but they all say unmapped.
edit: Is it normal for it to say 347 muxes?
- bossanova808 - 2011-12-03 07:48
moontan77 Wrote:might have to give this a try myself as i'd like to have windows but at the same time nothing beats tvheadend. Do you need two network cards? And can tvheadend save recordings on one of the windows drives?
I don't know much about it really, just what I have tried.
VirtualBox - lots of issues, VMWare, much easier.
One network card is fine, the VM is run in bridge mode and talks to it directly, just gets an IP from DHCP and it's as if it was a separate machine really. Seems to be plenty of bandwidth, no issues there - hell, it was streaming over 11g to my old clunker of a laptop...
RE: the play TV, I followed this:
..it will be patched in later kernels but an easy fix is to follow this:
...works perfect after that.
PCI-E - don't know - USB pass through is obviously quite robust though, so I'd use your USB tuners...they are cheap as chips, too.
I will post a more thorough guide once I have tested it more and have some time...