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Sundtek MediaTV HD ISDB-T/DVB-C (Fullseg) Linux Installation
« am: Februar 25, 2010, 01:43:36 Vormittag »
Sundtek MediaTV HD ISDB-T is the world's first USB ISDB-T (BCAS/Japan is available uppon request)
, AnalogTV, Composite, S-Video, FM-Radio device which is fully supported with Linux, our technology provides support for the entire 2.6.x Linux Kernel Series, unpatched Kernels are supported from 2.6.15 on. An installation usually takes a few seconds only.

The driver installation is currently mainly done on the console, we are working on providing a graphical installer lateron. The driver is developed by Sundtek Ltd. and runs as normal application (in userspace), if unexpected problems occur the system will not be affected by it, aside of that it has the advantage that it is not bound to any particular kernel version which makes difficult compiling unnecessary.

Minimum System requirements Linux 2.6.15/libc2.4+ 32 or 64 bit (which is basically supported by all distributions which have been available for the last 4 years/since 2006), 1.5 Ghz

Supported Architectures:

* Intel/AMD x86 (32/64 bit)
* IBM PowerPC (eg. Sony Playstation 3 - first revision)
* further builds are available uppon request

This installer supports following operating systems:

* Linux
* FreeBSD 8.0 (will be released soon)
* Apple (Sundtek MediaTV Gold/will be released soon, mediaclient commands will work, although the Apple support comes with an extra Mac based installer and extra TV application)

Please note that the linux 2.6.27 and 2.6.28 series have a bug in the USB System wich makes the memory usage of the Linux system grow, this causes the system to run out of memory after some time. You can read more about this issue and how to fix it on the Linux USB Mailinglist, it is probably easier to use Linux 2.6.15 - 2.6.26 or 2.6.29+.

The latest driver version can be downloaded from the Driver Board

open a console and run following line as root
$ wget # this always points to the latest available driver
$ chmod 777
$ sudo ./

Welcome to the Sundtek linux driver setup

Legal notice:
This software comes without any warranty, use it at your own risk
Sundtek übernimmt keinerlei Haftung für Schäden welche eventuell durch
das System oder die angebotenen Dateien entstehen können.

Do you want to continue [Y/N]:
Wollen Sie fortfahren [J/N]:
stopping old driver instance...
installing driver to /opt
checking system... 64Bit System detected
finalizing configuration... (can take a few seconds)  
installing libmediaclient interception library
Starting driver...

for identifying the device in the system you can run following command:

$ /opt/bin/mediaclient -e
**** List of Media Hardware Devices ****
     FRONTEND: /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
     DVR: /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
     DMX: /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0
     VIDEO0: /dev/video1
     VBI0: /dev/vbi0
     RADIO0: /dev/radio0
     INPUT0: /dev/mediainput0
     OSS0: /dev/dsp0

Deinterlacing is also supported:

Original (scrolling text):

Sundtek Enhanced Quality:

Activate deinterlacer:
$ /opt/bin/mediaclient -d /dev/video1 --vfilter=on
Deinterlacer deaktivieren:
$ /opt/bin/mediaclient -d /dev/video1 --vfilter=off

Analogue TV/Composite/S-Video

for starting analogTV with tvtime:
tvtime -d /dev/video1

by default most linux tv players do not support digital audio properly, in order to fix that problem our driver supports internal audio processing, which means that the driver automatically tries to play the available data to the default soundcard, while the TV application is just in charge of displaying the video.

For using the device with mplayer:
$ mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video1
MPlayer SVN-r29305-4.3.2 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team

Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
Selected driver: v4l2
 name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
 author: Martin Olschewski <>
 comment: first try, more to come ;-)
Selected device: Sundtek MediaTV
 Tuner cap: STEREO
 Tuner rxs:
 Capabilites:  video capture  VBI capture device  tuner  audio  read/write  streaming
 supported norms: 0 = PAL-BG; 1 = PAL-DK; 2 = PAL-I; 3 = PAL-M; 4 = NTSC-M;
 inputs: 0 = Television; 1 = Composite; 2 = S-Video;
 Current input: 0
 Current format: YUYV

The driver automatically tries to figure out the correct audio playback.

For using analogue TV with vlc, just start up VLC and select the corresponding capturedevice eg. /dev/video1 in our case

FM Radio

/opt/bin/mediaclient -f 90100000 -m RADIO -d /dev/radio0 -t 0

/opt/bin/mediaclient -m RADIO -d /dev/radio0 -c internal

/opt/bin/mediaclient -m RADIO -d /dev/radio0 --mute off

for disabling audio in the background:
/opt/bin/mediaclient -m RADIO -d /dev/radio0 --mute on


Please note the device very much does all the carrier detection, because of that only the Frequency is needed in order to tune in an ISDB-T transponder
$ /opt/bin/mediaclient -m ISDBT -f 113000000
Using device: /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
Checking for lock:

$ mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
$ cat /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 | mplayer -cache 10240 -


to remove the driver from the system:
./ -u

Sundtek linux driver setup

stopping driver...
removing driver
driver successfully removed from system

The powersaving will be activated after 15 seconds of inactivity, after this time the device will start to cool down. Powersaving also increases the lifetime of the USB TV device.


it's possible that some applications already access the device driver during the bootup. This will cause the device to be set to the corresponding device mode.
To check which applications are accessing the driver you can run following command:

$ /opt/bin/mediaclient --lc
**** List of Media Clients ****
  No client connected
  No client connected
  No client connected
  329 ... tvtime
  No client connected
  No client connected
  No client connected
  28289 ... mediasrv

please note tvtime does not support audio playback by itself, the multimedia framework itself is taking care about it, this also shows up the audio process being connected to the driver.

In order to disconnect (not to kill) tvtime from the driver following command can be used:

$ /opt/bin/mediaclient --dc 329


There are some useful pulseaudio tools available (for example pavucontrol). Pavucontrol allows to individually configure the audio volume. Since pulseaudio is not stable yet it might happen that the driver switches back to Alsa during the runtime.



NVidia graphicdrivers:

ATI  graphicdrivers:

Restricted Formats/Codecs Suse:
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