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ddalex

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ARM support
« am: April 12, 2010, 03:14:01 Nachmittag »
Hello,

I'm interested in buying a Sundtek device, but I want to use it with an ARM computer, a SheevaPlug device.
Have you tested a Media Pro device with a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SheevaPlug computer ?

The intended use is to stream DVB-C data from Sheevaplug to a WDTV Live media player over the network. I have written an interface software that exposes DVB channels as a filesystem over the network, but the device I used is no longer available to me, and so I'm searching for a DVB-C tuner that works on ARM/Sheevaplug.

Please tell me if you think the Media Pro can be used in such way.

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Re:ARM support
« Antwort #1 am: April 12, 2010, 03:18:35 Nachmittag »
The Sheevaplug is properly supported (our engineering has tested it with the first generation Sheevaplug).

Zitat
root@debian:~# /opt/bin/mediaclient -e
**** List of Media Hardware Devices ****
device 0: [Sundtek MediaTV Pro/Digital Home]  DVB-C, DVB-T, ANALOG-TV, FM-RADIO, REMOTE-CONTROL, OSS-AUDIO, RDS
  [DVB-C]:
     FRONTEND: /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
     DVR: /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
     DMX: /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0
  [DVB-T]:
     FRONTEND: /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
     DVR: /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
     DMX: /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0
  [ANALOG-TV]:
     VIDEO0: /dev/video0
     VBI0: /dev/vbi0
  [FM-RADIO]:
     RADIO0: /dev/radio0
     RDS: /dev/rds0
  [REMOTECONTROL]:
     INPUT0: /dev/mediainput0
  [OSS]:
     OSS0: /dev/dsp0

root@debian:~# uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.22.18 #1 Thu Mar 19 14:46:22 IST 2009 armv5tejl GNU/Linux
root@debian:~# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.22.18 (dhaval@devbox) (gcc version 4.2.1) #1 Thu Mar 19 14:46:22 IST 2009
root@debian:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor   : ARM926EJ-S rev 1 (v5l)
BogoMIPS   : 1192.75
Features   : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
CPU implementer   : 0x56
CPU architecture: 5TE
CPU variant   : 0x2
CPU part   : 0x131
CPU revision   : 1
Cache type   : write-back
Cache clean   : cp15 c7 ops
Cache lockdown   : format C
Cache format   : Harvard
I size      : 16384
I assoc      : 4
I line length   : 32
I sets      : 128
D size      : 16384
D assoc      : 4
D line length   : 32
D sets      : 128

Hardware   : Feroceon-KW
Revision   : 0000
Serial      : 0000000000000000
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Re:ARM support
« Antwort #2 am: April 12, 2010, 04:03:56 Nachmittag »
The Sheevaplug is properly supported (our engineering has tested it with the first generation Sheevaplug).

My sheevaplug returns a slightly different info, but I downloaded the multibinary driver and it worked.

I noticed a mediasrv binary in the /opt/bin/ after installation, but I cannot find any documentation on it. What does it do ?

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Re:ARM support
« Antwort #3 am: April 12, 2010, 04:09:38 Nachmittag »
Unlike legacy drivers our multimediastack runs as application, mediasrv is our multimediastack which loads and manages our driver extension. It is kernel version independent, thus you can update the kernel and the driver support will not be affected.

In order to use the driver you can just follow any video4linux and dvb howto which is available on the internet. Some examples are given here:
http://support.sundtek.com/index.php/board,10.0.html
« Letzte Änderung: April 12, 2010, 04:11:41 Nachmittag von Sundtek »
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Re:ARM support
« Antwort #4 am: April 12, 2010, 04:36:11 Nachmittag »
Unlike legacy drivers our multimediastack runs as application, mediasrv is our multimediastack which loads and manages our driver extension.

Oh, I get it now :). Thanks for explanation, I sort-of hoped it's a networked media server, not sure why I thought that.

I'm gonna order the dongle sometime this week (I'm expecting some money).

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Re:ARM support
« Antwort #5 am: April 12, 2010, 04:42:20 Nachmittag »
It can also act as a networked server, but we are still improving this feature.
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