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Radio RDS support inside KODI
#1
Hello all,

have created changes on KODI to include handling for RDS signal from radio. This is handled with the related UECP format and also Rass support is included.

There is now a pull request for it, see https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/6174 .

I'm not sure that it become included, if yes it can also included in PVR add-ons to send RDS to KODI.

Have now on my github a changed VDR VNSI addon and a RTL-SDR based add-on for analog FM radio as example (Mathematics are taken from other codes). If someone can help to become it also working under Windows would be nice (Have only Linux Rolleyes). Currently is there something missing from me for backword compatibility without RDS on KODI.

https://github.com/AlwinEsch/pvr.rtl.radiofm
https://github.com/AlwinEsch/kodi-pvr-ad...ds-support
https://github.com/AlwinEsch/vdr-plugin-...ds-support

Also is on my pull request currently the changes for windows and other OS missing.
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#2
Please make it compatible with [PVR] IPTV Simple Client and online radio streams also (Icecast/SHOUTcast) !

Ticket: http://trac.kodi.tv/ticket/15716
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#3
I look in the next days then, must be possible Blush.
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#4
@alwinus - this interests me as FM radio is something I would like to get in kodi. Do you have any suggestions for hardware to get for this?
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#5
You can use a cheap DVB-T USB described here http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr with my related add-on https://github.com/AlwinEsch/pvr.rtl.radiofm .

The add-on is not so easily usable like the others due to needed of drivers installed, but have a small How-To added there http://esmasol.de/open-source/kodi-add-o...-receiver/

Currently is only Linux supported for it .
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#6
(2015-10-22, 21:10)alwinus Wrote: You can use a cheap DVB-T USB described here http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr with my related add-on https://github.com/AlwinEsch/pvr.rtl.radiofm .

The add-on is not so easily usable like the others due to needed of drivers installed, but have a small How-To added there http://esmasol.de/open-source/kodi-add-o...-receiver/

Currently is only Linux supported for it .

thanks @alwinus - will this work on my windows based kodi installations?
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#7
There is a windows driver available (http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/raw-attachme...ebInfo.zip) but was with missing Windows here not possible to bring in from me to add-on.
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#8
(2015-10-22, 21:10)alwinus Wrote: You can use a cheap DVB-T USB described here http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr with my related add-on https://github.com/AlwinEsch/pvr.rtl.radiofm .

The add-on is not so easily usable like the others due to needed of drivers installed, but have a small How-To added there http://esmasol.de/open-source/kodi-add-o...-receiver/

Currently is only Linux supported for it .
Do you have any idea if these RTL-SDR drivers and your RTL FM Radio addon are already pre-packaged, pre-installed, and/or pre-configured in embedded Linux distros like OpenELEC, OSMC, GeeXboX, and/or EmbER?

http://openelec.tv
http://osmc.tv
http://ember-dev.com

If so then it would be easy for just about anyone to simply buy an ditro suppored box box like the Amlogic based WeTek Play/Core and DVB-T USB adapter.
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#9
thoughts on this guys? http://www.ebay.com/itm/RTL2832U-amp-R82...SwMmBVtyRD
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#10
(2015-10-23, 16:20)bry- Wrote: thoughts on this guys? http://www.ebay.com/itm/RTL2832U-amp-R82...SwMmBVtyRD

That is the exact same as I have, and is the Realtek one listed here. It works fine as RTL-SDR in OpenELEC testbuild #1024 on the kids' Raspberry Pi 2 using this streamer.

I have no clue what so ever to do though to get this fine-looking RDS radio thing in their system though. Sleepy
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#11
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Hey guys, I'm having a problem setting up this addon. I am running Open Source Media Center Kodi 15.2 (Compiled: Nov 29 2015) on Raspberry Pi Type B. I have followed the guide on the website using SSH over WiFi and all commands go through. My SDR stick model is DVB-T 820T2 & SDR which uses the RTL2832U chipset. I tried installing 2015-12-08_02-06.zip and the 2015-12-20_17-21.zip builds, but both yield the same error. I tried blacklisting modprobe as DVB-T receiver and unblacklisting modprobe as DVB-T receiver and both yielded the same results. The error message the GUI is showing me is attached below. It writes:

"PVR Clients: RTL-SDR GM Radio Client
Check the log for more information about this message.
Addon couldn't be loaded.
An unknown error has occurred.
Can't load Dll"

I get this with or without the SDR stick plugged into the raspberry pi. I am assuming the drivers are not installed and it can't find the DLL files. Where can I download the drivers from? Or should I be trying this addon on OpenELEC or some other XBMC build?

Here is the log of the event:
Code:
Running the application...
14:21:18  51.389282 T:2805986336   ERROR: Unable to load /home/osmc/.kodi/addons/pvr.rtl.radiofm/pvr.rtl.radiofm.so, reason: libkodiplatform.so.15.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
14:21:18  51.399544 T:2805986336 WARNING: UpdateAndInitialiseClients - failed to create add-on RTL-SDR FM Radio Client, status = 6
14:21:18  51.399807 T:2805986336 WARNING: UpdateAndInitialiseClients - failed to load the dll for add-on RTL-SDR FM Radio Client, disabling it
14:21:18  51.405426 T:3006379040  NOTICE: Thread AddonStatus pvr.rtl.radiofm start, auto delete: true
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#12
Any reason why the RTL-SDR FM Radio Client add-on have not been mainlined to Kodi's PVR git repo https://github.com/kodi-pvr yet?

Please also see this request for a new dedicated subforum here http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=251277 once mainlined.
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#13
So am I to understand over the air FM Radio using my Dongle?

Also the addons structure is invalid. Addons won't install.
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#14
(2015-02-07, 12:00)alwinus Wrote: I look in the next days then, must be possible Blush.

hi alwinus,
i have a similar prolem/feature request as "majide", as you can read here: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=263769

would it be possible to ad metadata support to pvr streams? would be very nice to have these informations while listening to web-streams.
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#15
Hello guys,

I really need Help, i have the latest Kodi version and the latest DAB+DVBT+FM Dongle with the correct RTL chip.
But i cant get FM Radio to work. Which PVR do i need to be able to liste to analog FM Radio?
Since Jarvis RTL-SDR from Alwinius was added to the main, at least according to the Jarvis Changelog:

Quote:Added FM Radio receiver based upon RTL-SDR as PVR Addon backend client

But i dont get, how i can use it?

I have a RaspberryPi inside my car and want to listen to normal Radio.

source

Pls help, maybe i missunderstand RTL-SDR or so.
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