Support: Running WinTV TV tuners and HD PVR 2 under Linux

TV tuner install on Ubuntu with PPA

PPA makes it easy to install Hauppauge TV tuners with Ubuntu. PPA's are the only way to get Hauppauge drivers updated in Ubuntu between distro releases. Hauppauge's engineering team has developed the PPA for our TV tuners.

Hauppauge's PPA has support for the following models of Hauppauge TV tuners

  • WinTV-HVR-955Q and WinTV-HVR-935C
  • WinTV-dualHD (all models)
  • WinTV-quadHD (all models)
  • WinTV-soloHD (DVB T/T2/C)
  • WinTV-HVR-1255 and WinTV-HVR-1265
  • ImpactVCBe
  • USB-Live2
  • Starburst 2 satellite TV receiver

PPA supported Linux versions

The Hauppauge PPA supports the following Ubuntu versions:

  • Linux 16.04 Xenial with kernel 4.4
  • 17.04 Zesty with kernel 4.10

Xenial available here http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/16.04.1/

For other versions of Linux, you can install the Hauppauge drivers directly. See this page for instructions.

PPA installation instructions for TV tuner driver on Ubuntu

Watch the PPA installation video

Open Terminal in Ubuntu The easiest way to open terminal is to right click on desktop and select Open Terminal. You can also click Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard.

In Terminal, type the following or copy and paste the following lines, one by one, then click enter.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:b-rad/kernel+mediatree+hauppauge

After this first line, click enter when prompted to add this PPA.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linux-image-mediatree

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-mediatree

Note: if you are using a Hauppauge DVB TV tuner in Europe or Australia/New Zealand, please also install the TV firmware:

  • sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-hauppauge

Close Terminal and restart your computer.

You can now connect your Hauppauge WinTV TV tuner to your computer and it should be available for use by your Linux TV watching application.

Notes

If you'd like to see the latest directions from the GIT repository, click here

We do not currently support LTS Enablement Stacks under Ubuntu Linux 16.04.2 Xenial. For more information about LTS Enablement Stack please visit this page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

Ubuntu support for Hauppauge TV tuners

Hauppauge technical support tested various Hauppauge TV tuners with Ubuntu Desktop, and has created both a video and a list of steps to install the TV tuners on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2. If you have any questions, you can contact Hauppauge support at: support@hauppauge.com

Ubuntu installation video

Click here for our Ubuntu installation video

Ubuntu installation instructions

Click here for the step by step instructions

Linux drivers for Hauppauge TV tuners

Kernel 3.16 This Linux driver package is for the WinTV-HVR-955Q, the WinTV-HVR-1955 and HVR-1975, plus all versions of the WinTV-HVR-2255 and HVR-2205 on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 with kernel 3.16

Click here for the Linux kernel 3.16 drivers

Kernel 3.19 Updated kernel patch for 3.19 on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.3

Click here for Linux kernel 3.19 patch

Kernel 4.2 Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.4 includes kernel 4.2 with built in support for the WinTV-HVR-955Q and the WinTV-HVR-2255. So there is no need to compile your own kernel.

Kernel 4.4 or later Our PPA includes support for many Hauppauge TV tuners for kernel 4.4 or later. Please see our PPA page.

Note: The WinTV-HVR-2255 will require a firmware file. Please go to LinuxTV.org for information or contact Hauppauge support: support@hauppauge.com

Raspberry Pi Support for Hauppauge TV tuners

Hauppauge technical support has been testing with the Raspberry Pi Model B+, not the current Raspberry Pi 2. All performance should be increased with newer model of the Raspberry Pi.

WinTV-HVR-955Q

Raspbian Jessie The current version of Raspbian Jessie comes with Kernel 4.1 and it already includes support for the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-955Q.

Raspbian can be downloaded from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Please check the Raspberry Pi community on how to install and run an operating system on the Raspberry Pi.

All you need to do is connect the WinTV-HVR-955Q to a USB port on the Raspberry Pi.

You will also need the firmware which is not included with Raspbian Jessie. You can download the Conexant cx231xx USB firmware v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw for the WinTV-HVR-955Q from Linuxtv.org http://linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/#conexant You will need to copy the firmware file to /lib/firmware and reboot the system. That is all you need to load the TV tuner firmware and get the WinTV-HVR-955Q device detected.

OpenElec

The current version of OpenELEC 6.0.1 Kernel also has support out of the box for the WinTV-HVR-955Q.

OpenELEC can be downloaded from http://openelec.tv/get-openelec

Please check the OpenELEC community on how to install and run an operating system on the Raspberry Pi.

All you need to do is connect the HVR-955Q to a USB port on the Raspberry Pi.

The firmware is already included nothing else needs to be done to get the HVR-955Q detected.

Satellite TV for your Raspberry Pi

Use the PCTV 461e Satellite TV receiver with your Raspberry Pi. Here is a video on how to install the drivers and how to use Kaffeine

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsRn9CLXCJo

Plex and Hauppauge TV tuners

This support is for Plex running under Ubuntu

Plex

Plex and Hauppauge TV tuners: get live HD TV on your Plex Media PC!

Our PPA supports the following Ubuntu versions:

  • Linux 16.04 Xenial with kernel 4.4
  • 16.10 Yakkety with kernel 4.8
  • 17.04 Zesty with kernel 4.10

Xenial available here http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/16.04.1/.

We do not currently support LTS Enablement Stacks under Ubuntu Linux 16.04.2 Xenial. For more information about LTS Enablement Stack please visit this page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

nVidia Shield and Plex with the Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD

You can use the Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD (North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand) on the nVidia Shield for live TV in Plex. You will need the latest version of nVidia Shield firmware (5.2 or later).

Setting up Plex TV with a Hauppauge TV tuner on the NVidia Shield

Here are some instructions from the nVidia blog

Here are some ideas on cord cutting from the nVidia blog.

The Hauppauge PPA

Hauppauge has created a PPA to simplify adding TV tuner drivers into Linux. Using the Hauppauge PPA will allow easier installation of Plex with Hauppauge TV tuners. The current Hauppauge PPA has support for the following tuners:

  • WinTV-HVR-955Q for North America: single tuner
  • WinTV-soloHD for Europe/Australia/New Zealand: single tuner
  • WinTV-dualHD for North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand: dual tuner
  • WinTV-quadHD for North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand: quad tuner

PPA installation

Open Terminal in Ubuntu The easiest way to open terminal is to right click on desktop and select Open Terminal. You can also click Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard.

In Terminal, type the following or copy and paste the following lines, one by one, then click enter.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:b-rad/kernel+mediatree+hauppauge

After this first line, click enter when prompted to add this PPA.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linux-image-mediatree

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-mediatree

Close terminal and restart your computer.

You can now connect your Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD TV tuner to your computer and it should be available for Plex.

Note: After you install Plex please run the following command in terminal to provide the appropriate tuner permission to Plex
sudo usermod -a -G video plex

Note: If you'd like to see the latest directions from the GIT repository, click here

nVidia Shield and Plex with the Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD

You can use the Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD on the nVidia Shield for live TV in Plex. You will need the latest version of nVidia Shield firmware (5.2 or later).

Setting up a Hauppauge TV tuner with Plex on the NVidia Shield

Here are some instructions from the nVidia blog

Here are some ideas on cord cutting from the nVidia blog.

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can contact Hauppauge support at: support@hauppauge.com

Android Live Channels

We have tested with Live Channels version 1.14.012

Supported Hauppauge TV tuners include the WinTV-HVR-955Q and the WinTV-dualHD for North America. At this time, there are no DVB TV tuners supported in Live Channels.

Here is an installation video for Live Channels

Linux for Colossus 2

Linux support for Colossus 2 is through a user mode application. You can get the application from the link below.

Ubuntu installation video (for Colossus 2 and HD PVR 2)

Click here for our Ubuntu installation video

Ubuntu installation instructions for the Colossus 2 and HD PVR 2

Click here for the step by step instructions

Download the Linux Colossus 2 application:

Click here for the Colossus 2 Linux application

Kaffeine TV application for Linux