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How do I install a tv tuner Gadmei UTV380 (Hybrid). I've been searching around the internet.

Everytime I run TVTime it always detects my webcam as a Video Source.

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This is a real question. This issue happens and is different than other questions. People shouldn't down vote it nor mark it to close. I Upvoted your question. Good luck my friend. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo May 7 '12 at 17:15
well to be fair: the question was a mess before I edited it @GeppettvsD'Constanzo – Rinzwind May 7 '12 at 17:25
Thank you Rinzwind. :) We appreciate that. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo May 7 '12 at 17:50
thankyou Rinzwind : My English is really bad ( i still learning ) – hardianto May 9 '12 at 17:06
up vote 2 down vote accepted

If you have more than a video source (which seems to be your case), you must specify which one is going to be used by tvtime in order to get the images.

In order to know which are your video sources you can drop this in a terminal: ls -l /dev/video* and you must have an output like this:

geppettvs@DYLAN:~$ ls -l /dev/video*
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 0 2012-04-17 19:53 /dev/video0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 1 2012-04-17 19:53 /dev/video1
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 2 2012-04-18 17:54 /dev/video2

Then you must try with each different video source, tvtime usually starts from 0, so you try from /dev/video1 with this command in a terminal tvtime --device=/dev/video1

If everything is ok then you'll see the TV signal in a window. If it drops an error please edit your question with the output of your terminal in order to edit this answer with an advice/solution.

  • Expected issues: Video but no sound. Be warned.

Additionally, if you face sound issues or no-sound while playing the tv station, just try this in a terminal, change the 48000 value for whatever your broadcast can stand for, in certain cases 32000 is good enough but it depends on your tv tuner.

tvtime --device=/dev/video1 | arecord -D hw:1,0 -r 48000 -c 2 -f S16_LE | aplay -

Check this out: and don't forget to use the proper --device=/dev/video1 when needed.

Good luck!

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