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Posted on: Feb 2 2010, 09:56 AM


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Hi all. It's been a while - my old DNTVLive and DVICO Fusion cards have served me well but my Dell GX270 system is reaching it's used-by date so I've purchased an EB1501 EeePC and one of these shiny new TinyTwins.

Here's my experiences so far (I've only had it 24 hours) wink.gif :

The files provided by Renura are not compiling for me (Vanilla Ubuntu 9.10, Kernel 2.6.31-18-generic).

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chaumurky@geobuntu:~/build/renura/32bit/AF901x_MXL500x_SRC$ make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-18-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/chaumurky/build/renura/32bit/AF901x_MXL500x_SRC modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-18-generic'
  CC [M]  /home/chaumurky/build/renura/32bit/AF901x_MXL500x_SRC/af901x-core.o
In file included from /home/chaumurky/build/renura/32bit/AF901x_MXL500x_SRC/af901x-core.c:10:
/home/chaumurky/build/renura/32bit/AF901x_MXL500x_SRC/af901x.h:6:21: error: dvb-usb.h: No such file or directory
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You get the rest...


I had a go with the instructions HERE.
Apart from a couple of hitches (d/l tip.tar.gz and extract rather than clone hg, edit a line in .config in the v4l folder to 'CONFIG_DVB_FIREDTV=n' because it was bombing and I didn't need it), it installed and i have /dev/dvb/adapter0 and /dev/dvb/adapter1 after a reboot.

DMESG has lots of:
CODE
[  988.100337] af9015: command failed:255
[  988.100343] dvb-usb: error while querying for an remote control event.


I've yet to actually test it properly because I'm at work and this is all over an ssh session...

I'll keep you posted.

smile.gif

EDIT: I wasn't using the latest firmware which fixed the dmesg errors when updated.

Also, even though it compiled and installed on kernel 2.6.31-17, the drivers wouldn't load when the device was connected. On 2.6.31-18 it works well, even PIP. There seems to be an occasional audio judder every 30 seconds or so.

Finally, and more worrisome, my DNTV Live! and DVICO Fusion (cx88) drivers broke after the install. Rolling back to the original Ubuntu headers/modules brought them back (but of course the TinyTwin stopped working again). I'll look closer at the .config and disable the modules I don't need to see if I can have my cake and eat it too. If not, it doesn't matter because I'll not be using the cards on the new machine anyway...
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Posted on: Sep 11 2006, 04:43 PM


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No disrespect meant to the relevent people but @sold, I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Posted on: Jul 30 2006, 01:39 PM


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I can confirm it now works. I now have xlobby controlling WebScheduler's keyboard interface and DNVTLive! using the latest SendKeys plugin. smile.gif
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Posted on: Jul 28 2006, 12:31 PM


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We may have a winner...

http://www.xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=30865#30865

it works perfectly for WebScheduler's KBinterface and I imagine it should work for DNTVLive! control as well but as of yet I've not been successful. Anyone else want to try this out?

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Posted on: Jun 1 2006, 11:52 AM


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jrobbo and dracmarcz, thank you very much for offering this service. I'm sure many others here appreciate it too. smile.gif
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Posted on: Mar 5 2006, 06:34 PM


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Thanks.
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Posted on: Feb 28 2006, 11:07 AM


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Excellent. After I get the latest version (http://www.digtv.no-ip.com/downloads isn't loading at the moment) I'll get into it. Thanks mate.
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Posted on: Feb 28 2006, 09:50 AM


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QUOTE (null_pointer @ Nov 8 2005, 07:11 AM) *
Look in the following dir for the main XSL transform templates for the KB interface, everything is changable:

WebScheduler\data\xsl\default

Also if you just want to change fonts sizes etc edit the CSS files:

WebScheduler\http\css\default


Hi, Null. I've been playing around with the fonts in kb-epg.css for this very purpose but there are 2 other tweaks I need to economise on the limited vertical real estate. I'm hoping you can point to the file and possibly the section/tag for these 2 things:

The first is the number of hours to a page - I wish to reduce it to allow more space for show titles in the epg table.

The other is how to reduce the space between a] the 'page title' and the 'epg table' and b] the 'epg table' and the 'selected item details' section.

I appreciate any direction you can give.
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Posted on: Feb 21 2006, 03:37 PM


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QUOTE (Lindsay @ Jan 22 2006, 12:46 PM) *
I have just retired my Sony G420 for a Viewsonic VA1912w. Now I have the option of running both monitors via DVI. Problem is, I can't find an AGP card that has two DVI connectors.

Can anyone point me in the right direction. I don't believe it's worth upgrading M/B just so I can run PCI Express card.


I got an nVidia Quadro4 NVS on ebay a little while back. It has 2 DVI outs. Not particularly fast but good enough for my 2xBENQ 17" LCD's. Pretty cheap too. I agree, they're a little hard to find.
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Posted on: Nov 7 2005, 10:04 AM


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I wish someone would make the word best illegal... Have a look at Pegasys DVD Author
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Posted on: Oct 27 2005, 11:02 AM


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Just what I was looking for. If the DVB capture source tab is available in the gui does that mean it's compiled in? If so, I'm set to go and will try it tonight. Thanks for sharing your settings. smile.gif
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Posted on: Oct 25 2005, 08:21 AM


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QUOTE (slab @ Oct 23 2005, 02:05 PM) *
Recently I decided I wanted to be able to watch tv on my laptop, anywhere in my home. I decided that I could put my twinhan tuner in my linux box, and use vlc to stream it to as many pcs as I want over the lan.
Had a few troubles, but all in all it was quite uneventful and easy to do. I'm using Gentoo with the 2.6.13-r4 gentoo-sources kernel.
The machine was originally a duron 800, which streamed the basic TS easily. It needed about 1mb/sec however, and the wireless lan couldnt keep up. The duron didn't have anywhere near enough balls to encode it to mpeg4 on the fly. I sourced an athlon xp 2400+, and now I can stream directly to mpeg4, over the lan/wlan to any machine on my network. It's great.
The quality is perfect, never out of sync, and as a whole is better than my windows experience with this card anyway.
One problem that I'm going to need to overcome is switching channels. Atm I'm just running some basic shell scripts that kill vlc, then start it again with a different frequency being sent to it.
Anyway, thought you guys might be interested in my setup.

Edit:
I should note that for some reason mpeg4 encoding didn't work properly in vlc .82. The video was all jerky. Once I switched back to .81 it works fine. Not sure what the go is there.



Are you doing this with the GUI or commands? If the latter is true, could you PLEASE share your commands/settings??!! I could never work it out. Thnks for your post BTW. It's good to hear it can be done.
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Posted on: Oct 14 2005, 10:17 PM


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DSL uses a VERY old kernel. I doubt you will get the DVB hardware working.
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Posted on: Oct 6 2005, 10:34 AM


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QUOTE (mooland @ Oct 6 2005, 08:35 AM) *
Has anyone tried the HTPC front end Chameleon I have tried GB-PVR and am currently using Meedio, was wondering if this one was any good?

Main reason for not just jumping in and trying it is that I now have Meedio to a spot where it is acceptable to my GF and she allows me to have a PC running the TV, don't want to risk that wink.gif



Interesting themes looking at the screenshots. A mixture of GANT from MythTV and XPMCE standard. It looks pretty basic. I'm in the same boat as you, however. The wife has me on permenant probation so I don't want to rock the boat too hard. I'm very happy with Meedio ATM but it does slow the system down a little if I leave it running overnight and the DVB support is very clunky but I'm sure that'll improve (until then I'm just launching FusionHDTV). My take is if it aint broke...
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Posted on: Sep 30 2005, 09:47 AM


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QUOTE (cartman_tmw @ Sep 28 2005, 01:39 PM) *
QUOTE (chaumurky @ Aug 29 2005, 12:43 PM) *

Wow, as I wrote this, 2.6.13 was released!! I'm gonna give this a go on the host machine!! biggrin.gif


So how did this go? I tried a few weeks back but ran into troubles and left it running with an XP install. If it all worked, any hints on getting it all running with a vanilla 2.6.13?


IIRC 2.6.13 actually had the required modules included and didn't need the other DVB-kernel - you just needed to activate and build them. It was a while ago and I have gone back to an original Ubuntu kernel now so my Tiny's just sitting in a drawer. When Breezy is released and 2.6.13 is available there I'll give it another go. I do know one thing - it did work well.
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Posted on: Sep 24 2005, 05:39 PM


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QUOTE (null_pointer @ Sep 23 2005, 06:12 AM) *
you need to add the time zone offset to the TVharvet config options os the output had the +1000 etc value in the time stamps, WS needs this now.


Ah, of course. I did a re-install and used an old backup config. Thanks null.
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Posted on: Sep 22 2005, 09:16 PM


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Lately when I try to import listing.xml into WS it's unsuccessful. The log shows something similar to this:

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java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: "20050929060000 "
at java.text.DateFormat.parse(Unknown Source)
at GuideStore.parseDate(GuideStore.java:577)
at GuideStore.parseProgram(GuideStore.java:652)
at GuideStore.recurseXMLData(GuideStore.java:400)
at GuideStore.loadXMLdata(GuideStore.java:110)
at DataStore.loadXMLTV(DataStore.java:1038)
at EpgDataRes.reloadXMLTVdata(EpgDataRes.java:2338)
at EpgDataRes.getResponse(EpgDataRes.java:45)
at HTTPrequest.sendResponseData(HTTPrequest.java:85)
at RequestObject.run(RequestObject.java:96)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
over and over. I wonder what's changed. Here's the beginning of a recent listing.xml if it helps:

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<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<NewDataSet xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://tempuri.org/listings.xsd">
<tv date="Wednesday, 28 September 2005">
<channel id="Channel Nine Sydney">
<display-name>Channel Nine Sydney</display-name>
</channel>
<channel id="ABC NSW">
<display-name>ABC NSW</display-name>
</channel>
<channel id="ABC2">
<display-name>ABC2</display-name>
</channel>
<channel id="Channel Seven Sydney">
<display-name>Channel Seven Sydney</display-name>
</channel>
<channel id="Network TEN Sydney">
<display-name>Network TEN Sydney</display-name>
</channel>
<channel id="SBS News">
<display-name>SBS News</display-name>
</channel>
<channel id="SBS Sydney">
<display-name>SBS Sydney</display-name>
</channel>
<programme start="20050919060000 " stop="20050919090000 " channel="Channel Nine Sydney">
<title>Today</title>
<desc>Tracy Grimshaw and Karl Stefanovic, with Sharyn Ghidella and Richard Wilkins, present news, current affairs, sport, politics and reports from the realms of entertainment, fashion, health and food.</desc>
</programme>
<programme start="20050919060000 " stop="20050919062500 " channel="ABC NSW">
<title>Thunderstone</title>
<desc />
<rating system="ABA">
<value>G</value>
</rating>
</programme>
<programme start="20050920014000 " stop="20050920062500 " channel="ABC2">
<title>Station Close</title>
<desc />
</programme>
<programme start="20050919060000 " stop="20050919090000 " channel="Channel Seven Sydney">
<title>Sunrise</title>
<desc>Have breakfast with David Koch and Melissa Doyle as they present the top news stories of the day along with sport, weather, business and finance updates.</desc>
</programme>
<programme start="20050919060000 " stop="20050919063000 " channel="Network TEN Sydney">
<title>Totally Wild</title>
<desc>See the natural beauty of Australia's native flora and fauna.</desc>
<rating system="ABA">
<value>G</value>
</rating>


and so on.
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Posted on: Sep 6 2005, 11:53 PM


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http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/ker...507.2/0368.html

Wish I could rebuild just this module... rolleyes.gif

EDIT: Just to confirm, I rebuilt last night and channels now scan correctly. biggrin.gif

(Ubuntu Breezy 5.10, 2.6.12-8)
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Posted on: Aug 31 2005, 10:14 AM


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QUOTE (renura @ Aug 30 2005, 01:24 PM)
OK Guys,

Maybe this will stop all the e-mails enquiring about DNTV Live! Pro and so forth

The DNTV Live! Pro card will be released in September and has the following features.

• Supports all DVB-t and analogue TV/Radio (HDTV, SDTV, PAL, NTSC, SECAM, etc);
• Supports FM Radio;
• Has BDA drivers – it works with DNTV Live!, MCE 2005, WebScheduler, DigitalWatch, ShowShifter, MyTheatre, DVBViewer BDA, Presto!PVR, PowerCinema 4 and all other major BDA applications we have tried;
• It has analogue video (composite and S-video) inputs; and
• It will be bundled with DNTV Live! AND PowerCinema 4

The price? It will be extremely competitive.
Support, as usual from Digital Now

More details will be posted soon here
http://www.digitalnow.com.au/

If you got relevant questions, I’d be happy to answer them.

Cheers

Renura

PS it will also include a (what some have called) cool remote
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Will the one RF socket supply all sections (analogue/DVB/FM)? My old BT878 card had seperate sockets for TV and FM - very annoying.
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QUOTE (chaumurky @ Aug 24 2005, 11:44 AM)
I must be barking up the wrong tree. I'm following the guide at http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/%7epboettch...e=dvb-usb-howto but 'make' gives me an error saying I need kernel 2.6.13-rc1!! That's out of the question with my distro. There has to be another way.  mad.gif
*


OK building against vanilla 2.6.13rc7 had a much better result. However I'm not getting the device nodes because I'm doing it in VMWare and it seems to only emulate USB1.1! I reckon it would work on a real machine. Here's the output:

CODE
[17179597.768000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[17179601.004000] dvb-usb: found a 'Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II)' in warm state.
[17179601.004000] dvb-usb: This USB2.0 device cannot be run on a USB1.1 port. (it lacks a hardware PID filter)
[17179601.004000] dvb-usb: Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II) error while loading driver (-19)
[17179601.004000] usbcore: registered new driver dvb_usb_vp7045




Wow, as I wrote this, 2.6.13 was released!! I'm gonna give this a go on the host machine!! biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (Russty1 @ Aug 10 2005, 11:06 AM)
576p has twice as many lines of data per frame as what 576i does
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Right and wrong actually - over the duration of one frame they have the same resolution - only 576i displays it in two stages - odd lines then even lines. With 576p what you gain in percieved spatial (x,y) resolution you lose in temporal (time)as 576i updated the image at twice the speed. Progressive is sharper but interlaced is smoother, if you get my drift. smile.gif
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I must be barking up the wrong tree. I'm following the guide at http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/%7epboettch...e=dvb-usb-howto but 'make' gives me an error saying I need kernel 2.6.13-rc1!! That's out of the question with my distro. There has to be another way. mad.gif
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QUOTE (zylantha @ May 26 2005, 10:35 PM)
I've just received my new u-beaut TinyUSB 2 and went through the Linux driver installation... here's what I've found so far:

- The drivers are not in the 2.6.11 kernel distribution, not sure if they will be in 2.6.12 but they are in the linuxtv dvb cvs repository.

- Following the instructions included in the dvb-kernel cvs distribution you can use the makelinks script to replace the 2.6.11's dvb source with the dvb-kernel tree and then build the kernel as normal (using Gentoo's genkernel in my instance)

- The first time you load the drivers it's recognised as a 'DigitalNow TinyUSB 2 DVB-t Receiver'

- Firmware load failed in my instance at first, because despite having changed the default location of the firmware files, the old directory (/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware) still exists and the new directory (/lib/firmware) doesn't ... strange Gentoo behaviour, but easily rectified.

- Once you put the firmware in the correct spot, and the drivers auto-load the firmware, it's now recognised as a "Twinhan USB2.0 DVB-T receiver (TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBox II)" ... I guessed as such after previously seeing the error messages from the Tinymonitor application and looking on the Twinhan website.  So it looks like it's a MagicBox II that has a custom firmware loaded - that is rather short-lived under Linux.

- After the drivers load, I got ... a lovely kernel oops, which was caused by having compiled with kernel preempt turned on ... unfortunately this is not working with the drivers so you will have to turn it off.

- A recompiled kernel with preempt turned off successfully loaded the drivers and presented the familiar demux0, dvr0, frontend0 and net0 devices in /dev/dvb

Excellent ... now I'm off to try a fresh install of MythTV, and call me stupid, but I'm going to brave 0.18 (after previously failing dismally with 0.17, like most others).
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I'm not getting much success with 2.6.10 in Ubuntu Hoary. Breezy will have 2.6.12 but that's a couple of months away. I'll upgrade to 2.6.11 and give it a go. What actual drivers and FW does it use? The driver page doesn't list the Tiny USB as such.
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Paul, if you are referring to the container mode (mpg,ts,dvr-ms) it doean't actually affect the data inside. You are just recording the transmission without modification.
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I agree.
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