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General => Installation issues => Topic started by: rIGO on August 10, 2007, 09:09:37 am

Title: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: rIGO on August 10, 2007, 09:09:37 am
Hi there,

Just have a quick question. Would LinuxMCE work with any cable/tv/satellite provider, even if outside the US or the cable box must be compatible.

I am currently availing of the following services:
- Melita Cable [http://www.melitadigital.com/packages_overview.aspx]
- Go Watch [http://www.go.com.mt/Default.aspx?ID=33]
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: nite_man on August 11, 2007, 08:25:49 pm
I'm not sure about those providers. LinuxMCE uses MythTV - http://mythtv.org (http://mythtv.org) (more o less stable) or VDR - http://www.cadsoft.de/vdr/ (http://www.cadsoft.de/vdr/) (just base integration). So, if they are support your provider you can use LinuxMCE. Definitely you can watch Satellite or cable TV  with LinuxMCE.
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: sharlee_angelo on August 14, 2007, 09:01:29 am
it must work (i've tested it in Europe). i suppose that you will not be able to use an epg system but in rest it will be ok. but you must have a tv card compatible with linux.
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: rIGO on December 04, 2007, 01:06:43 am
I guess the option would be to connect their Setup boxes to LinuxMCE and not use the EPG system as LinuxMCE would have no control over it. Am I correct?

Thanks for all your answers.
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: Peq on December 04, 2007, 09:24:40 am
Well I'm just starting up with LinuxMCE - and tryin to build this to work. Don't have gone that far yet - Caurse I'll just move to own house instead of apartment.

Before that I've run MythTV for a couple of years - and here in Denmark I have well succes with XMLTV - And somehow i guess you can make this work. As long as the TVpart is running MythTV - you should be able to get the EPG in using xmltv - which by the way was working just great for me.
I allthough build my MythTV upon ArchLinux - and build the packages on my own from AUR - so you cannot equalize that to LinuxMCE, but I guess you could change the input to the EPG somewhere ???
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: tom_evered on December 07, 2007, 10:20:49 pm
Anyone have anyt pointers regarding the use of LMCE with DVB (-T) or more specifically the UK Freeview service?  Whenever I have tried Windows-based MCE this has ended in tears...
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: totallymaxed on December 08, 2007, 12:19:29 pm
Anyone have anyt pointers regarding the use of LMCE with DVB (-T) or more specifically the UK Freeview service?  Whenever I have tried Windows-based MCE this has ended in tears...

LMCE-0704 has MythTV integrated and that does work with DVB-T/Freeview. But in the the next release, LMCE-0710, VDR will also be integrated and VDR is designed from the ground up to work with all DVB compliant services - DVB-C, DVT-S and DVB-T (aka Freeview).
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: rIGO on April 30, 2008, 02:37:23 pm
I guess idea of having everything controlled by LinuxMCE will not happen in Malta, since it seems that convertor is not supported. Am I correct?

Below find the specifications:
http://www.circle.com.mt/converterspecs.asp?m=1&mid=1&s=3&pos=18
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: gazzzman on April 30, 2008, 04:38:14 pm
Anyone have anyt pointers regarding the use of LMCE with DVB (-T) or more specifically the UK Freeview service?  Whenever I have tried Windows-based MCE this has ended in tears...

both Myth and VDR work on freeview here in the UK :)
I have had some problems setting up the epg in myth (xml grabber) but using just iet seems to be fine :)
VDR appears to be less well intergrated at the moment..
but aparently this is being worked on as we speak :)
if you decide to use VDR check out the wiki first as scanning for channels is not as streight forward as you may imagine :)
Title: Re: LinuxMCE outside USA
Post by: coley on April 30, 2008, 05:00:34 pm
The spec you quote for your cable company indicates dvb-c and lists frequencies of channels available in the clear.
You should be able to at least receive these, equipped with a dvb-c card supported by LMCE http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/DVB-C (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/DVB-C)

-Coley.