DVB-T reception using VLC

Because Kaffeine didn't seem to work

Posted by Janne Cederberg on April 8, 2017

I don’t own a TV but today wanted to watch a hockey game. I’ve got a USB attachable Realtek RTL2832U DVB-T adapter. Assuming you’re running Ubuntu Linux and the DVB-T dongle works, this should do it:

  1. sudo apt-get install w-scan
  2. w_scan -c FI -L > channels.xspf
  3. vlc channels.xspf

The FI above refers to the country you’re in; use w_scan -c ? to get a list of available country codes.



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