[DEV][DEAD] DVB USB stick support for Live TV

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raminator

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tried it but didn´t work for me.
it says that no dvb stick is found.
maybe coz the a32 does not give enough power to the stick to work.
and since i have no usb-hub with external power i cannot test...sorry
 

Onliner09

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Hi,

tried with A101IT and Cinergy T USB XE (Rev.2) and the got the following problem:

The corresponding kernel module dvb-usb-af9015.ko was loaded, the firmware was installed, but the tuner module (Freescale mc44s803) for this DVB stick is not available. (Because of this, no channels were found...;) )
Could you please compile the kernel module for this tuner ?

The sources are available here:
linuxtv.org/downloads/drivers/linux-media-2010-12-23.tar.bz2
-> drivers/media/common/tuners/mc44s803* (.c, .h, _priv.h)

Here you can find the dmesg output I got:
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-af9015.fw'
dvb-usb: found a 'TerraTec Cinergy T USB XE' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (TerraTec Cinergy T USB XE)
af9013: firmware version:4.95.0
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Afatech AF9013 DVB-T)...
af9015: Freescale MC44S803 tuner found but no driver for thattuner. Look at the Linuxtv.org for tuner driverstatus.
dvb-usb: TerraTec Cinergy T USB XE successfully initialized and connected.

Thanks a lot !
Onliner09
 

chrulri

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tried it but didn´t work for me.
it says that no dvb stick is found.
maybe coz the a32 does not give enough power to the stick to work.
and since i have no usb-hub with external power i cannot test...sorry

can you post dmesg output?

@Onliner09 I will update the package and report later
[edit:] MC44S803 seems to be supported by >=2.6.30 kernels. I try to backmerge the relevant changes
 
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chrulri

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UPDATE:
v03 is available :)
Download

Release Notes:
+ backmerged mc44s803 driver from kernel v2.6.30 sources
x setup: fixed rw-mounting of /lib/firmware

HowTo use:
README

Don't forget to report your issues or success here! Thanks in advance!
 
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Onliner09

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It's working fine now !!! :D
I could successfully record a *.ts-file, video and audio quality are quite good.

Here is the dmesg:
DVB: registering new adapter (TerraTec Cinergy T USB XE)
af9013: firmware version:4.95.0
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Afatech AF9013 DVB-T)...
mc44s803: successfully identified (ID = 14)
dvb-usb: TerraTec Cinergy T USB XE successfully initialized and connected.

Could you please include the firmware dvb-usb-af9015.fw in your next delivery?
(would avoid copy-paste of fw)
Link:linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TerraTec_Cinergy_T_USB_XE

Keep up the good work, please let me know if you need further support.

Regards, Onliner09
 
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chrulri

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Hi thefunkygibbon

It's not possible yet because Android doesn't support MPEG-2 codec out of the box. I have to use ffmpeg and write some native wrapper (same approach as RockPlayer did) for it :eek::p

When I try to play a recorded *.ts file on my A101IT it says I should purchase the cinema plugin ... :rolleyes: ..um.. don't?! :D:D
 

Onliner09

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@chulri:
A functionality for auto-loading of the DVB modules on startup would be very nice.

Currently, the setup-script does mount a tmpfs for /lib/firmware...
so the files are gone after reboot.
Do you see any possibility for "real" read/write- access of the folders /.. and /lib/.. ?

I think the follwoing steps are neccessary for auto-loading of the DVB drivers:
1. rw-access to /.. and /lib/...
2. Copying the needed modules to /lib/modules and req. fw to /lib/firmware
3. inserting the needed insmod-commands in /init.rc
(I could support in the neccessary script-modifications for 2. + 3. , if you want..)

Please let me know.
 

chrulri

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so, another week has passed. I made great progess on ffmpeg for decoding and the live tv android app. I'm looking forward to get a first live tv picture on the screen of my A101 :D
 
wooo. its a liteon model which apparently was supported since kernel 2.6.19 :)

will get this all tested tonight hopefully as the missus is going out.

fwiw, is this compatible with the other thread by $aur0n for getting it to boot from SD card rooted etc?

this all seems a lot more complicated that flashing roms on htc phones which i'm used to :(
 
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