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By xlanhackerx, Senior Member on 1st March 2013, 11:17 AM
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Hello everybody


I´m actually starting porting of the linux software “tvheadend“ to work on Android.

My first step was to show the "Sources" and show how to get all of them compatible with "Android".

Here the "official Sources": https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/tvheadend


My Idea was to Port these Part of Multimedia to get Android Devices with XBMC and external Hardware like USB Devices to a fully working MultiMedia Device with Live TV Support.

## Info: ## Device should be Dualcore or higher and with minimal 1024Mb Ram i think ###


## Edit:1 ##
Source Code should be compiled with "Android Kernel" but need add DVB-Modules.

## Edit: 2##
tvheadend is using FFdecsa to "decode" Streams. But these Part doesn´t seems to work with "Android Platforms"

Info: We have to use (test) libdvbcsa instead from FFdecsa : http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvbcsa.html




Need support from Android Device and Kernel Hacker to get them fully working !
Also thinking about programming Android App to get different Settings controllable.
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9th March 2013, 07:12 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by xlanhackerx

Hello everybody


I´m actually starting porting of the linux software “tvheadend“ to work on Android.

My first step was to show the "Sources" and show how to get all of them compatible with "Android".

Here the "official Sources": https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/tvheadend


My Idea was to Port these Part of Multimedia to get Android Devices with XBMC and external Hardware like USB Devices to a fully working MultiMedia Device with Live TV Support.

## Info: ## Device should be Dualcore or higher and with minimal 1024Mb Ram i think ###


## Edit:1 ##
Source Code should be compiled with "Android Kernel" but need add DVB-Modules.

## Edit: 2##
tvheadend is using FFdecsa to "decode" Streams. But these Part doesn´t seems to work with "Android Platforms"

Info: We have to use (test) libdvbcsa instead from FFdecsa : http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvbcsa.html




Need support from Android Device and Kernel Hacker to get them fully working !
Also thinking about programming Android App to get different Settings controllable.

11th March 2013, 09:23 PM |#3  
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I managed to port tvheadend to android using xbmc's toolchain and dependancies... It works for IPTV, epg parsing. It should work with DVB if kernel modules are included (not tested).

You can get the source here: github.com/innbox/tvheadend/tree/tvheadend-android

I'll publish an XBMC addon to run tvheadend as a service within XBMC tomorrow...
16th March 2013, 06:56 PM |#4  
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@Microhard

Could you please explain in a bit more detail how to compile

I cross compiled dvb modules (at least I believe so) , but cannot compile tvheadend. I've read your readme to configure, but probably I am doing something wrong.

I am trying to do all this under ubuntu 12.10 with NDK and then further use at imito mx1.

Many thanks in advance!


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18th March 2013, 10:41 AM |#5  
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Hi...

We ported tvheadend to android so that we could use it with xbmc pvr. And this is why the configure script is meant to be run against a default XBMC android toolchain (with staging inside the toolchain). And it should be run as an addon inside xbmc so that it can use XBMC's shared libraries (which are exported in the start script).

I precompiled tvheadend for android (with imagecache disabled so that it can be run without xbmc's shared libraries)... you can get it here:
https: dl.dropbox.com/u/8261657/tvheadend-android.zip
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@Mikrohard

Many thanks, I will try, but how should I cross-compile myself? Could you please help


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20th April 2013, 10:06 AM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xlanhackerx

Hello everybody


I´m actually starting porting of the linux software “tvheadend“ to work on Android.

My first step was to show the "Sources" and show how to get all of them compatible with "Android".

Here the "official Sources": https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/tvheadend


My Idea was to Port these Part of Multimedia to get Android Devices with XBMC and external Hardware like USB Devices to a fully working MultiMedia Device with Live TV Support.

## Info: ## Device should be Dualcore or higher and with minimal 1024Mb Ram i think ###


## Edit:1 ##
Source Code should be compiled with "Android Kernel" but need add DVB-Modules.

## Edit: 2##
tvheadend is using FFdecsa to "decode" Streams. But these Part doesn´t seems to work with "Android Platforms"

Info: We have to use (test) libdvbcsa instead from FFdecsa : http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvbcsa.html




Need support from Android Device and Kernel Hacker to get them fully working !
Also thinking about programming Android App to get different Settings controllable.

got every thing you need , only i'm failling at compiling it , need some more info on how to
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Originally Posted by Mikrohard

Hi...

We ported tvheadend to android so that we could use it with xbmc pvr. And this is why the configure script is meant to be run against a default XBMC android toolchain (with staging inside the toolchain). And it should be run as an addon inside xbmc so that it can use XBMC's shared libraries (which are exported in the start script).

I precompiled tvheadend for android (with imagecache disabled so that it can be run without xbmc's shared libraries)... you can get it here:
https: dl.dropbox.com/u/8261657/tvheadend-android.zip



Nice to see that other got it working.
I stopped after my post because has got another big project from my company, but now i´m back ...


Could you post your script to get them compile ?
Do you integrated libdvbcsa instead from FFdecsa because Tegra (2 /3) need them ?
About adding DVB Modules it´s easy ... only specific DVB Devices need firmware too.

Do you check about RAM usage ? if you use hd streams like dvb-s2 hd it would be very large !!! I check them by my raspberry PI installation.
27th August 2013, 05:21 PM |#9  
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hi'
thers is a new stb using xbmc + dual tuner I bought one and im starting some tests. Linux version???
Linux elmo 2.6.34 #1 SMP Mon Jul 15 17:10:07 KST 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux
Im trying to install tvheadend backend on it but it seems very hard to compile at this time since i dont have gcc
do you think I start the process of installing some toolchains to have gcc and install needed dependencies or it will not work on this unknown linux version?
10th September 2013, 06:43 PM |#10  
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Hi all,

Any news here? I bought a dualcore dvb-s2 box,running Android 4.2.
It would be very nice if i could install a pvr backend and use XBMC for liveTV.
I was searching around the web, but it seems You are the only guys who are working on a Tv backend for android.
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Hi all,

Any news here? I bought a dualcore dvb-s2 box,running Android 4.2.
It would be very nice if i could install a pvr backend and use XBMC for liveTV.
I was searching around the web, but it seems You are the only guys who are working on a Tv backend for android.

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