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WebTV DVB Edition

This page descibes the needed steps to install, configure and use a KNC ONE Philips SAA7146 based DVB-C card with Debian Linux.

Installation

To get the card working, we had to install a recent kernel (2.6.24.3), because the needed frontend was not included in Debian's 2.6.18.

The activated kernel options are (probably not all necessary):

CONFIG_DVB_CORE=m
CONFIG_DVB_CORE_ATTACH=y
CONFIG_DVB_CAPTURE_DRIVERS=y
CONFIG_DVB_BUDGET=m
CONFIG_DVB_STV0299=m
CONFIG_DVB_TDA8083=m
CONFIG_DVB_VES1X93=m
CONFIG_DVB_S5H1420=m
CONFIG_DVB_TDA10086=m
CONFIG_DVB_SP8870=m
CONFIG_DVB_L64781=m
CONFIG_DVB_TDA1004X=m
CONFIG_DVB_VES1820=m
CONFIG_DVB_TDA10021=m
CONFIG_DVB_TDA10023=m
CONFIG_DVB_STV0297=m
CONFIG_DVB_PLL=m
CONFIG_DVB_TDA826X=m
CONFIG_DVB_LNBP21=m
CONFIG_DVB_TUA6100=m

To create a usable channel list, use scan:

mkdir .czap
scan /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-c/de-Muenchen > .czap/channels.conf

Manual Streaming

To get streaming up and running, you can try the manual way. On the streaming server side, start streaming by

dvbstream -f 666000 -qam 256 -udp -ps -s 6900 1002:1 1003:2

On the client side, use MPlayer or VLC to receive and display the stream:

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projects/webtv-dvb.txt · Last modified: 2013-03-03 12:30 (external edit)