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Titel: unsuccessful frequency scan
Beitrag von: batstru am Januar 15, 2018, 10:07:15 Nachmittag
Hi all,
I have a Sundtek MediaTV Pro III that I'd like to use in a Raspberry Pi 3.
I've connected the usb dongle via a powered usb hub.

Following the instruction from,4.0.html, I did:
- wget
- chmod 777
- sudo ./
- sudo /opt/bin/mediaclient --installstreamer

Below you can find the output.

I tried also many other things, all unsuccessful:
- scan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-legacy/dvb-t/it-All
- scan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/it-All
- w_scan -f t -c IT -t 3 -x -vv -F >> IT-channels

All the same: no channels detected.

What can I do? Do you have suggestion?



pi@decoder:~ $ wget
--2018-01-15 20:42:30--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 129093 (126K) [text/x-sh]
Saving to: ''  100%[===================>] 126.07K   219KB/s    in 0.6s   

2018-01-15 20:42:31 (219 KB/s) - '' saved [129093/129093]

pi@decoder:~ $ chmod 777
pi@decoder:~ $  sudo ./

Welcome to the Sundtek linux / freebsd driver setup
(C)opyright 2008-2016 Sundtek <>

Legal notice:
This software comes without any warranty, use it at your own risk

Please note it's only allowed to use this driver package with devices from
authorized distributors or from Sundtek Germany
The Virtual analogTV Grabber (vivi) might be used freely for testing purpose

Do you want to continue [Y/N]:
Sundtek übernimmt keinerlei Haftung für Schäden welche eventuell durch
das System oder die angebotenen Dateien entstehen können.

Dieses Softwarepaket darf ausschließlich mit Geraeten von autorisierten
Distributoren oder Sundtek Deutschland verwendet werden
Der Virtuelle AnalogTV Treiber (vivi) kann für Testzwecke ohne jegliche
Restriktionen verwendet werden

Wollen Sie fortfahren [J/N]:
adding /opt/bin to environment paths
stopping old driver instance...
checking system... ARM SYSV HF System detected
installing (netinstall mode) ...
Downloading architecture specific driver ... armsysvhf
Download finished, installing now ...
installing remote control support
finalizing configuration... (can take a few seconds) 
installing libmediaclient interception library
Starting driver...
This system is using systemctl for starting the driver...

pi@decoder:~ $ sudo /opt/bin/mediaclient --installstreamer
Trying to connect to sundtek webserver
Starting streamingserver...

Download successful...
Now please go to http://localhost:22000/

Titel: Re:unsuccessful frequency scan
Beitrag von: Sundtek am Januar 15, 2018, 10:36:38 Nachmittag
Mistake No. 1 - remove the USB Hub and attach the tuner directly to the RPI.

I guess your USB HUB is blocking the USB Data for some reason (we have seen that issue in the past, not all Hubs have that problem but a few).
Titel: Re:unsuccessful frequency scan
Beitrag von: batstru am Januar 15, 2018, 11:06:54 Nachmittag
Hi, this is what I tried before.
Actually previously I tried to scan for the channels with the dongle directly attached to the Rpi, but the results are unfortunately the same.
Anyway, tomorrow I'll remove the usb hub (the Rpi is on a remote site) and I'll let you know.

Is there a way to increase logging?

More general question:
- how does it work the Sundtek? What is the role of mediasrv and mediaclient?
- I noticed the link of the service /etc/systemd/system/ was broken, and I had to link by hand to /opt/doc/sundtek.service. Before it was pointing to /usr/lib/systemd/system/sundtek.service. Is that a known issue? I have a suspect the installation didn't go through fine. How can I check for that? If I I fire /opt/bin/mediaclient -e I get the following output:

**** List of Media Hardware Devices ****
     ID: 1-1.2.2
     ID: U140603172543
     FRONTEND: /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
     DVR: /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
     DMX: /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0
     VIDEO0: /dev/video0
     VBI0: /dev/vbi0
     RADIO0: /dev/radio0
     RDS: /dev/rds0
     INPUT0: /dev/mediainput0
     OSS0: /dev/dsp1

Thanks :-)
Titel: Re:unsuccessful frequency scan
Beitrag von: Sundtek am Januar 15, 2018, 11:53:44 Nachmittag
* mediasrv is the driver,
* mediaclient the swiss army knife to control the tuner (usually not needed by customers though).

you can check in the chatroom for remote help

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