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Old 08-24-2007, 10:52 PM   #1
cyberguy03
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Linux Mint 3.0 + MSI TV@nywhere? Great success!


Just got an MSI TV@nywhere Plus and fiddled around with it in Linux Mint 3.0 (gnome), and it works better than it did in Windoze! Radio reception is stronger and it drops fewer (if any) video frames.

video4linux drivers are ready to go out of the box, so after you plug in the card.......well, uhm, here you go:



For TV watching:
Get tvtime.

Code:
sudo apt-get install tvtime
It works very fast, is easy to configure, and detects the card seamlessly with v4l. Its only downfall is that audio doesn't work. Not the program's fault, really, the card is picky about it and runs the sounds through DMA. For that, we need sox and a little OSS emulation.

I know what you're thinking, "OSS? C'mon." I know, I know. I'm an alsa man myself, really. But running the sounds from the card through the OSS DSP does work out better. Fear not though, you can run OSS on top of (or, I guess, under) your alsa with little problem.

Quote:
sudo apt-get install sox
For OSS install info, check around LQ in one of its many, many tutorials.

So, here's a tasty bit of code for you, courtesy of the Gentoo wiki:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
(sleep 5; amixer -q -c 0 sset PCM 80%,80%  unmute; exec sox -q -c 2 -s -w -r 32000 -t ossdsp /dev/dsp2 -t ossdsp -w -r 32000 /dev/dsp) &
tvtime --mixer=/dev/mixer:pcm
kill `ps | awk '/sox/ && !/awk/ {print $1}'`
amixer -q -c 0 sset PCM 80%,80%  unmute
Huzzah! Great picture AND great sound.

For TV Recording:

Coming Soon to a TiVo near you. Just kidding, sort of. I actually haven't messed around much with TV recording yet, but I will do some experimenting with mencoder and mythTV and post an update.

For Radio Listening/Recording:

Get gnomeradio. I figure I can skip the whole apt-get code snippet this time, I'm sure you can figure it out

Unfortunately, this suffers from the same flaw that tvtime did, no sound. However, ths fix is the same:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
(sleep 5; amixer -q -c 0 sset line 80%,80%  unmute; exec sox -q -c 2 -s -w -r 32000 -t ossdsp /dev/dsp2 -t ossdsp -w -r 32000 /dev/dsp) &
gnomeradio
kill `ps | awk '/sox/ && !/awk/ {print $1}'`
amixer -q -c 0 sset line 80%,80%  unmute
You may need to change the radio device setting (default is /dev/radio), as for whatever reason my system has it as /dev/radio0. Additionally, it wouldn't hurt to sudo chmod 755 /dev/radio (or radio0 or what have you) just to be safe.

Happy TV watching and radio listening!
 
Old 02-23-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
Barsanale
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I can't see the tv

Hi I'm new working with linux and i don't know already how to do somethings.
I have tv anywhere and i follow all the steps but the screen apears totally black and with no sound and i don't know how to change the chanels to confirm if it is working.
When i paste the first tasty code in the terminal it dont do anything
I also have a remote control with the tv anywhere but it dont work.
THis is the only forum in the internet about this subject and I hope you can help me.

Last edited by Barsanale; 02-23-2010 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 07:08 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Barsanale View Post
Hi I'm new working with linux and i don't know already how to do somethings.
I have tv anywhere and i follow all the steps but the screen apears totally black and with no sound and i don't know how to change the chanels to confirm if it is working.
When i paste the first tasty code in the terminal it dont do anything
I also have a remote control with the tv anywhere but it dont work.
THis is the only forum in the internet about this subject and I hope you can help me.
You are not supposed to ask questions here.

Try asking it in the Linux - Hardware forum, maybe.
 
  


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