Add-on:RTL-SDR FM Radio Client

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RTL-SDR FM Radio Client

Author: Alwin Esch, Team XBMC
Website: link
Type: PVR
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Summary: FM Radio receiver based upon RTL-SDR as PVR addon for Kodi
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FM Radio with RDS receiver based upon RTL-SDR as a PVR add-on for Kodi. With this you can turn your Realtek RTL2832 based DVB dongle into a FM radio receiver.

1 Overview

This add-on, which allows you to receive FM Radio with RDS on a very cheap USB DVB-T stick, relies on RTL-SDR that provides a software defined radio using the USB stick. Processing is performed on the CPU which can require a lot of CPU performance.

The add-on interfaces with RTL-SDR supported Realtek RTL2832U based USB receivers (see http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr) to decode an FM radio signal and send to Kodi the audio stream in float format and the RDS signal translated to UECP.

The add-on is usable since Kodi 15.0 and RDS support first came with Kodi 16.0.

Note! On Linux make sure the kernel module dvb_usb_rtl28xxu for DVB-T is not loaded, otherwise is it not usable for RTL-SDR!

2 Settings

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3 See also

4 External Links

4.1 RTL SDR FM Streamer

An alternative FM receiver based on RTL-SDR that doesn't use an add-on.