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The nuts and bolts => Hardware & Drivers => Topic started by: Locator on December 12, 2012, 05:16:33 pm

Title: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 12, 2012, 05:16:33 pm
Can anyone recommend a TV tuner that will work with Vector Linux 7.0? What I want to do is connect a TV antenna and a VCR into it so that I can watch/record TV stations and/or videotapes.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: hata_ph on December 12, 2012, 05:20:29 pm
Sorry...no idea
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: sledgehammer on December 12, 2012, 07:22:37 pm
mythtv, in the repositories, might be what you are looking for.  I understand its not easy to install. 
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 12, 2012, 09:08:29 pm
I was asking about TV tuner cards...NOT TV tuner software.
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: overthere on December 12, 2012, 10:04:02 pm
I think that hauppauge or wintv cards have good linux support and perhaps the all in wonder card is worth looking at, here are a couple of links that may help.

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/linux.html

http://www.linuxtv.org/

http://www.reades.com/radeon.html
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 13, 2012, 08:30:21 pm
Sorry, but the links you gave are either not very up to date, or they don't give enough information to allow me to do what I want (I am looking for a tuner that will allow me to connect both a TV antenna AND a VCR into it).
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: overthere on December 13, 2012, 11:56:47 pm
sorry...my wintv card only has coaxil (antenna) and rca input (vcr) plus sound input used for recording video tape to dvd and watching tv.and would require software such as mythtv noted above. this technology is rather dated,thus the dated links. best of luck.
cheers
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 15, 2012, 04:56:42 am
Is there anyone out there that DOES have any up to date information about the type of tuner that I'm looking for?
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: bigpaws on December 15, 2012, 07:59:22 am
I see that you have asked this question in at least 8
different posts.

Using a different post is not going to change the answers.

So here is the answer again.

Here is one resource:
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/faq/support_faq_linux.html (http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/faq/support_faq_linux.html)'

I have a Hauppage 1600 running fine for me.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 15, 2012, 11:35:36 am
Thank you! I'll give it a try. But I wasn't really hoping to "change" the answer, I was just hoping to get accurate and up-to-date information on something that I could actually use. UNFORTUNATELY, however, the sub link for the driver file in the link that you shared (=http://=http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~hverkuil/cx18 (http://=http://=http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~hverkuil/cx18)) leads to what I found out are corrupted files (I found that out when I tried to extract them), and the firmware link (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/software/install_cd/hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/software/install_cd/hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip)) results in a message saying "NOT FOUND". And before I forget, could you recommend any video recording software (or plugins, if possible) that is easier to install and use than MythTV, preferably one which would allow me to schedule video or TV recordings in advance?
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 20, 2012, 05:34:37 am
Thank you! I'll give it a try. But I wasn't really hoping to "change" the answer, I was just hoping to get accurate and up-to-date information on something that I could actually use. UNFORTUNATELY, however, the sub link for the driver file in the link that you shared (=http://=http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~hverkuil/cx18 (http://=http://=http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~hverkuil/cx18)) leads to what I found out are corrupted files (I found that out when I tried to extract them), and the firmware link (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/software/install_cd/hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/software/install_cd/hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip)) results in a message saying "NOT FOUND". And before I forget, could you recommend any video recording software (or plugins, if possible) that is easier to install and use than MythTV, preferably one which would allow me to schedule video or TV recordings in advance?
Sorry if I seem to ne a bit egotistical (again), but this information needs to be corrected
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: bigpaws on December 20, 2012, 06:28:36 am
Your kidding right? You expect VL to fix another websites broken links?

Did you google for the file you are looking for?

cnet has the file I downloaded it and checked.


Bigpaws

Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 20, 2012, 10:46:06 am
No - but I DO expect to be provided with information that will get me to the file that I'm trying to find

And yes, I googled for the file, and was directed to everything EXCEPT the file that I'm trying to find (the cnet link has me downloading a EXE file - not a ZIP file).

So where can I find that ZIP file I'm looking for?
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: hata_ph on December 20, 2012, 04:04:53 pm
Locator,

Actually me not want to sound bad but if you find having problem in VectorLinux to configure mythTV for video capture...why not you try mythbuntu?
I believe it have more experiences in video capture...
Hope it help to solve your needs...  :-*

http://www.mythbuntu.org/
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: bigpaws on December 20, 2012, 10:01:21 pm
Quote
No - but I DO expect to be provided with information that will get me to the file that I'm trying to find

Still the job of the other site.

So here is a link.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip)

It is the first entry.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 21, 2012, 07:40:19 am
And the end result of trying to run the file in question is -
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: bigpaws on December 21, 2012, 08:55:29 am
Trying to install anything in wine as far as hardware level
will fail.

Hardware should be installed in the OS you are using.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 21, 2012, 10:26:02 am
So where do I go to get an uncorrupted copy of that ZIP file?
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: bigpaws on December 21, 2012, 10:23:22 pm
I have the file that I have downloaded twice.

You downloaded the wrong file. Did you check that the file
was the same exact name that was googled?

I would host the file for you but my upload speeds are terrible.

Here is a direct link:

http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3000-2108_4-163476&ontId=2108_4&spi=8931acae504906d16d0173f6f1db180c&lop=link&tag=tdw_dltext&ltype=dl_dlnow&pid=433395&mfgId=10010060&merId=10010060&pguid=UNVU8woOYI8AAAeL1swAAAJ9&ttag=dl_dldirect&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2108_4-163476.html%3Fspi%3D8931acae504906d16d0173f6f1db180c%26dlm%3D0 (http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3000-2108_4-163476&ontId=2108_4&spi=8931acae504906d16d0173f6f1db180c&lop=link&tag=tdw_dltext&ltype=dl_dlnow&pid=433395&mfgId=10010060&merId=10010060&pguid=UNVU8woOYI8AAAeL1swAAAJ9&ttag=dl_dldirect&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2108_4-163476.html%3Fspi%3D8931acae504906d16d0173f6f1db180c%26dlm%3D0)

That should start your download. If not from the last post use the direct download link.

Perhaps it is time for you to pay someone to get these things working.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 22, 2012, 05:24:35 am
I just now downloaded it. So Thank you.
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on December 23, 2012, 06:41:22 pm
Where can I get an uncorrupted copy of the driver file for the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 tuner card (the one found at http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~hverkuil/cx18 is corrupted)?
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on January 01, 2013, 06:19:12 pm
I see that you have asked this question in at least 8
different posts.

Using a different post is not going to change the answers.

So here is the answer again.

Here is one resource:
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/faq/support_faq_linux.html (http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/faq/support_faq_linux.html)'

I have a Hauppage 1600 running fine for me.

Bigpaws

Where can I get an uncorrupted copy of the driver file?
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: uelsk8s on January 01, 2013, 07:40:10 pm
http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2
Title: Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
Post by: Locator on January 02, 2013, 12:26:05 pm
Thank you very much for your help.