I am using Ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop. I am trying to get my USB TV tuner to work with Ubuntu. I don't think I have a suitable driver, and after searching around google, linuxTV. Hp 430 Drivers For Win7 64 Bit more. org and the like, I am not sure there is a driver for linux.
If anyone can clarify the availability of a driver and player(s) for this device with Ubuntu, I will appreciate the help. In summary: The device is an ADS Technologies MiniTV USB PTV-371. It is an analogue TV tuner. It comes with Windows XP, VISTA and Win7 drivers, and an application called MediaTV. This makes it extremely easy to add TV tuning and recording capability to almost any modern computer. ADS Technologies MiniTV USB TV Tuner. USB 2.0 Extension Cable; Antenna Connector MCX to F-connector; Software CD-ROM with Device Drivers and Ulead InstaMedia 2.0; 1-Year Limited Warranty.
If anyone can clarify the availability of a driver and player(s) for this device with Ubuntu, I will appreciate the help. In summary: The device is an ADS Technologies MiniTV USB PTV-371. It is an analogue TV tuner.
It comes with Windows XP, VISTA and Win7 drivers, and an application called MediaTV. It works fine on my Win VISTA 64-bit and WinXP 32-bit machines, to receive broadcast (over the air) NTSC TV signals. I have a complete lsusb listing.
The device is recognized by Ubuntu, and some of the highlights are as follows: idVendor 0x06e1 ADS Technologies, Inc. IdProduct 0xa371 iManufacturer 16 ADS iProduct 32 Mini TV USB iSerial 64 2.0 I have cracked the case to peek at the chips used. These include a Trident TM5600 and Xceive XC202. I have hi-res pictures of the chips and board, with good detail of the full labeling, if they will help. There was not much to suggest an existing driver in my searches, although there was related TM5600/TM6000/TM6010 DVB-T driver development ongoing on someone's ToDo list.
I have tried to use the tuner, e.g., GNOME MPlayer, but got no useful results. I also tried TVtime Television Viewer, with no useful results. I presume these applications aren't working due to the lack of a proper driver for the tuner device.
Where can I turn for assistance with this? If there is no driver now, is there any active development?
Any leads will be appreciated. Thanks for your consideration.
The ADS Tech MiniTV USB is the simplest TV Tuner that I've tested to plug into a PC, and is ideal for use with a Notebook PC. Serial Number Freehand 9 Mac. No cracking open the case to install the TV Tuner card, just plug the MiniTV USB into a free USB port, and connect either your Cable TV coaxial cable or an Antenna cable to the short adapter cord that connects to the MiniTV.
Software similar to Windows Media Center comes bundled with the MiniTV, ADS Tech's own MediaTV PVR, software for watching and recording TV on your Notebook or Desktop PC. A good buy for those who want an easy way to capture TV on their computer. Finally, you install the MediaTV PVR software from the CD, very simple and straight-forward.
Once everything is installed, it's time to open up the MediaTV PVR software. For those who have used the Windows Media Center software, MediaTV PVR will look very similar. Like Windows Media Center, MediaTV PVR lets users choose between watching and recording TV, listening to music, or viewing photos. To watch TV using the MiniTV USB and the MediaTV PVR software, you need to scan for the channels coming through the Cable TV or Antenna cable to the MiniTV and into the computer. Once the channels are scanned into the software, you can start watching and recording TV on the PC. I tested the MiniTV USB on an Okoro Systems Home Theater PC, the OMS-SX100, which includes an Intel Core Duo processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 250GB Hard Drive.
(Read more about the Okoro Systems OMS-SX100). The picture quality was surprisingly good for such a small and portable device, but I found the MediaTV PVR software to be a bit sluggish when moving from menu item to menu item.
I preferred to use the Windows Media Center software with the MiniTV USB.