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My sister's boyfriend just installed linux on my computer (i love it!) but I feel badly that I've asked him so many questions in the past two days so I decided to post here.
I have a Any TV-ATSC stick for watching HDTV. It is a "Blaze" brand. I want to use this on linux (so I don't have to boot into windows whenever I want to watch TV). I've tried a couple of downloads (KDETV, DVB something or another, TVTime, and a few others I would know if I saw the name.)
Does anyone know of a good program to use a TV dongle? Most of the programs I tried just didn't support my TV stick.
Just adding to what sasho posted - it isn't the viewer which supports the hardware, it is the v4l driver collection. If you post the information that sasho asked for we should be able to check if your hardware is supported. Once you've identified a driver (to set up and control the hardware) then you can go looking for software to tune and display things.
To add here ... HDTV is very demanding of hardware - due to the high graphics resolution, it needs a "thick iron" processor (best dualcore) to decode the stream without losses. I do use a linux vdr but with standard PAL resolution and a "full-feature" dvb pci card plus a budget (without its own decoder chip) and a dvb-t card as the 3rd one.
Unfortunately there are no linux-compatible "fullfeature" dvb-s2 (hdtv) cards available yet, so everything in that regard has to be done by the cpu.
If your dvb stick _really_ does support HDTV, I think you have to stick with windows first.
In particular thanks the "protected media path".
If you get your drivers and card(usb your case)working I suggest to use the program TVtime it worked great for me. I've tried 9 different apps to get to work for me and the only that gave me perfect results with lil to no trouble was TV time. Only problems I'm having is my composite(cable wire) is black and white and no sound from my composite and svideo inputs through my card. I get around with this by using s video for video input(displays perfect) and a adapter to hook my audio to my on board mobo sound.
Perhaps the usb utilities aren't installed, so no lsusb - or else it is only accessible to 'root' (which makes sense because it can't get a lot of the information you want unless it's root). What distribution are you using?
Does not look like your device is recognized - Logitech may be your mouse or whatever,
from the descriptions I see online, the forementioned usb-tv stick should have a set of
chips like Tuner: Microtune MT2131; Demodulator: Auvitek AU8502; USB Interface: Auvitek AU0828. You may have attached it to a usb1.1 port otherwise at least a unknown id should show.
Btw., HDTV isn't yet available for terrestrical transmission, only sat or cable (dvb-s or dvb-c) AFAIK.