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|Live TV and PVR Setup Guide:|
Tvheadend is a TV streaming server for Linux supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, IPTV, and Analog video (V4L) as input sources and can be used as a PVR backend of XBMC.
Tvheadend does not currently support Timeshifting or live rewind, however all other PVR functions should work without issue.
1 Preinstalled options
The following XBMC/OS distributions come with Tvheadend already installed, or easily installed as an option. These are great one-stop solutions that can greatly simplify the installation of the backend, as well as various other benefits unique to those distros.
2 Installing Tvheadend
- Most Debian and Ubuntu installations can take advantage of the standard APT installation methods for getting Tvheadend installed, either using a GUI package manager, or from the command line using "
apt-get install tvheadend".
- Raspberry Pi
- The easiest way to get Tvheadend on the Raspberry Pi is to use OpenELEC.
- Crystalbuntu 1
- See: PVR/Backend/Tvheadend/Crystalbuntu 1
- Pogo Plug/Dock Star
3 Tvheadend quick start guide
If your tuner hardware is not detected or is having issues, check http://linuxtv.org for driver support.
4 Connecting XBMC to Tvheadend
By default, you should only need to fill in Tvheadend hostname or IP address.