I have bought AVer Media TV tuner H83 (aka AVerTV Volar Video Capture USB H830D)
The DVB-T function works perfectly after the driver is installed, and can be viewed and scanned with me-tv, kaffine, and used with channel.conf on VLC and smplayer. The digital over-the-air TV quality is decent.
But I can't figure out how to get analog cable working on Ubuntu. The tuner comes with a Coaxial adaptor. It can scan and watch analog cable just fine when using Windows. While that's great, I don't want to use Windows.
I have tried
w_scan -ft -c TW (i am in Taiwan). I am not sure if I used it right, but I got the message below:
DVB aerial VSB US/CA, DVB-T TW frontend_type DVB-T, channellist 1 output format vdr-1.6 Info: using DVB adapter auto detection. /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 -> DVB-T "AF9033 DVB-T Frontend": good :-) Using DVB-T frontend (adapter /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0) -_-_-_-_ Getting frontend capabilities-_-_-_-_ Using DVB API 5.1 frontend AF9033 DVB-T Frontend supports INVERSION_AUTO QAM_AUTO TRANSMISSION_MODE_AUTO GUARD_INTERVAL_AUTO HIERARCHY_AUTO FEC_AUTO -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Scanning 6MHz frequencies... 57000: (time: 00:04) 63000: (time: 00:06) 69000: (time: 00:09) 79000: (time: 00:11) 85000: (time: 00:14) 177000: (time: 00:16) ... 803000: (time: 02:51) ERROR: Sorry - i couldn't get any working frequency/transponder Nothing to scan!!
Am I using the w_scan wrong for my purpose? I have also tried tvtime, but also didn't work. This is the error message I get for using tvtime:
Running tvtime 1.0.2. Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml Reading configuration from /home/myid/.tvtime/tvtime.xml xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images. *** tvtime requires hardware YUY2 overlay support from your video card *** driver. If you are using an older NVIDIA card (TNT2), then *** this capability is only available with their binary drivers. *** For some ATI cards, this feature may be found in the experimental *** GATOS drivers: http://gatos.souceforge.net/ *** If unsure, please check with your distribution to see if your *** X driver supports hardware overlay surfaces.
I have a notebook with ATI radeon display card inside. What am I doing wrong? Please help me get rid of Windows. Thanks!