I'm lost with tv tuner
#1
Hi there,
I want to watch live TV because I have a TV tuner and I'm currently not doing anything with it.
My computer is quite old now (more than 10 years) and, you know what?, I don't know which TV tuner it has LOL
Win 10 recognises it in the device manager, but I never used it.
Based on win properties, it is something like dvb-t2 itetech af9015 bda device.
Which backend should I use wit Kodi in order to watch live TV?,I'm completely lost with this issue.
Thanks in advance and sorry to bother you with such newbie question.
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#2
I've been using nextPVR software on my windows desktop with a Hauppauge quad tuner card to provide digital over the air TV service. NextPVR also has a Kodi addon that will allow you to watch TV on multiple Kodi devices in your home if they are on the same network as your windows pc .

I don't know whether or not the software will work with your tuner. However the Hauppauge card does come with viewing software if you're only interested in watching TV on your windows PC. If installing a tuner card in your PC is beyond your skill level, Hauppauge also makes tuners that plug into your computer's USB port.
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#3
Since this unknown tuner has proper bda drivers for windows you should be able to use it with a pvr backend like npvr or others.

I suggest trying the previous poster's suggestion.
I use linux myself as a backend platform, but there's a windows version for tvmosaic that you can try (for 30 days as it's a paid option).

Let us know your findings..
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#4
i second the vote for trying npvr if its a windows computer, its free software and i have been quite happy with it for the past year or so, having a bda driver means there is a good chance it should work with your tuner card.
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#5
Welll, it's kind of strange this behaviour...
I tried NexPVR as suggested.
It throws no errors when installing whatsoever, so I guess everything is fine and tuner is getting found and configured.
But when I open the software, it shows black screen in every channel. It says the codec is not supported.
What I'm supposed to do next?, install different codecs until find which works?, any particular codec needed?. I'm lost.
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#6
Did you google the device information? Doing so will link you to drivers for your device that should resolve your issue. Also in NPVR settings, you can see which codecs are available and choose the one that works best. https://www.nextpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki.php...figuration
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#7
(2019-03-25, 09:52)joie Wrote: Welll, it's kind of strange this behaviour...
I tried NexPVR as suggested.
It throws no errors when installing whatsoever, so I guess everything is fine and tuner is getting found and configured.
But when I open the software, it shows black screen in every channel. It says the codec is not supported.
What I'm supposed to do next?, install different codecs until find which works?, any particular codec needed?. I'm lost.

Just install then popular LAV decoders from https://github.com/Nevcairiel/LAVFilters...taller.exe, then select them as your decoders on the Settings->Decoders screen in NextPVR.

These decoders are only used when viewing in NextPVR itself though. For viewing in Kodi, it uses it's own decoders.
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#8
Updating drivers didn't change anything.
I'm going to install those LAV decoders and see if they fix the issue.
Thanks.
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#9
I installed the LAV drivers and now the codec not supported error goes away, but still no picture. Everything is black. This is frustrating.
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#10
(2019-04-01, 13:42)joie Wrote: I installed the LAV drivers and now the codec not supported error goes away, but still no picture. Everything is black. This is frustrating.
If you post the question and logs over at the NextPVR forums (https://forums.nextpvr.com/), we'll check it out for you. You should include your logs when you post.
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#11
(2019-04-03, 17:36)sub3 Wrote:
(2019-04-01, 13:42)joie Wrote: I installed the LAV drivers and now the codec not supported error goes away, but still no picture. Everything is black. This is frustrating.
If you post the question and logs over at the NextPVR forums (https://forums.nextpvr.com/), we'll check it out for you. You should include your logs when you post. 
Hi there, Do you mean Kodi logs or NextPVR logs?
If you refer to NextPVR logs, how are they generated?
Thanks.
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#12
You should be asking those questions in the NextPVR.  You need to get NextPVR working before worrying about Kodi and Kodi logs.

Martin
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#13
(2019-04-03, 19:14)joie Wrote:
(2019-04-03, 17:36)sub3 Wrote:
(2019-04-01, 13:42)joie Wrote: I installed the LAV drivers and now the codec not supported error goes away, but still no picture. Everything is black. This is frustrating.
If you post the question and logs over at the NextPVR forums (https://forums.nextpvr.com/), we'll check it out for you. You should include your logs when you post.  
Hi there, Do you mean Kodi logs or NextPVR logs?
If you refer to NextPVR logs, how are they generated?
Thanks. 
Both ideally.

The NextPVR logs are found by click the 'zip my log files...' button in the Settings->About screen.
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#14
Thank you very much!

(2019-04-03, 20:40)sub3 Wrote:
(2019-04-03, 19:14)joie Wrote:
(2019-04-03, 17:36)sub3 Wrote: If you post the question and logs over at the NextPVR forums (https://forums.nextpvr.com/), we'll check it out for you. You should include your logs when you post.  
Hi there, Do you mean Kodi logs or NextPVR logs?
If you refer to NextPVR logs, how are they generated?
Thanks. 
Both ideally.

The NextPVR logs are found by click the 'zip my log files...' button in the Settings->About screen.
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(2019-04-03, 20:40)sub3 Wrote:
(2019-04-03, 19:14)joie Wrote:
(2019-04-03, 17:36)sub3 Wrote: If you post the question and logs over at the NextPVR forums (https://forums.nextpvr.com/), we'll check it out for you. You should include your logs when you post.  
Hi there, Do you mean Kodi logs or NextPVR logs?
If you refer to NextPVR logs, how are they generated?
Thanks.  
Both ideally.

The NextPVR logs are found by click the 'zip my log files...' button in the Settings->About screen. 
Thank you, I've registered in the NextPVR forum and posted my issue.
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