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[linux-dvb] How to watch DVB-t TV (or 'am I wasting my time?')
(warning - stupid questions contained in this e-mail as I can't work
this stuff out for myself, having never played with TV stuff in Linux
Okay, I have recently purchased a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-t PCI card. It
works flawlessly in Windows XP, but I don't want to have to reboot every
time the urge to watch TV comes on me, so I'd like to get it working in
a decent OS. So far I have been unable to determine exactly how to do
this, or even if it's possible, since the only successful setup I heard
someone has (linuxstb.org) seems to be using a DVB card that has a
built-in decoder to help things along. So:
- is it possible to use software decoding of the TV stream
- if so, how?
It seems most of the effort people have been putting into things has
been on DVB-s and DVB-c, neither of which are any use to me at all. I do
not intend to buy a DVB-s card to use its decoder to watch DVB-t - that
would be silly. I understand perfectly if software decoding hasn't been
done yet, and hope that it shouldn't be all that long before it's done -
after all, it's just an MPEG2 stream when you get down to it, isn't it?
Anyway, I'm running Linux 2.4.17-mjc1 on an 800MHz Athlon and a GeForce3
Ti200 with XFree86 4.1.0. I've got the videodev, i2c-core, i2c-proc and
i2c-dev modules loaded along with the dvb ones that come from a 'make
insmod' in the DVB driver's source directory (which is the CVS snapshot
from 20020128). I also have the VDR source, although I'm not
particularly bothered about that right now, and dvbtune 0.2, which I
came to believe in my hazy wanderings around the internet last night
might be sort of essential.
Any assistance would be most appreciated, even if it consists of "sorry,
this isn't possible yet", because I'd still know more than I do now.
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