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NAS 233

Using Tvheadend

Install and use Tvheadend on your ASUSTOR NAS

2018-08-14

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Install and configure Tvheadend
2. Watch digital TV programs using different devices


PREREQUISITES

Course Prerequisites:
None
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:

None


OUTLINE
1. Installing Tvheadend
2. TV Dongle and Channel Configurations
3. Watching TV Programs
3.1 Notebook/PC with Firefox browser
3.2 Smartphone/Tablet




1. Installing Tvheadend
Please follow the steps below to install the Tvheadend third party App.
STEP 1
Connect a compatible DVB-T/DTMB digital TV dongle to your ASUSTOR NAS. For optimal reception, please make sure to place the dongle next to a window or in a place where it will not be blocked.
Digital TV Dongle Compatibility List: http://www.asustor.com/service/tv_stick?id=tv_stick&brand_id=&type_id=27
STEP 2

Log in to ADM and install the Tvheadend App from App Central. The Tvheadend icon should be visible on the ADM desktop after installation has completed.



2. TV Dongle and Channel Configurations

In this section we will describe how to configure your TV Dongle.
STEP 1
  • Open Tvheadend from the ADM desktop. A new tab should open on your Web browser.
  • Select[Configuration] > [DVB Inputs] > [Networks] > [Add].

STEP 2
We will be using DVB-T2 for France as an example. Please select[DVB-T Network]from the drop-down list.
(If you need to use DVB-T2, please purchase PCTV WinTV soloHD and the 292e TV dongle. Also, Media-Pack v2.6.0.r02 must be installed in ADM.)


STEP 3
  • In the [Network Name] field enter a name for your network.
  • For [Pre-defined Muxes], select[France: fr-All]
  • Click on[Create]once you are done.



STEP 4

Now, select[TV adapters]. You will have to enable the network you just created and pair it with Tvheadend. (This is important. If this step is not completed, Tvheadend will not be able to properly scan for channels)




STEP 5

Now, click on[Muxes]. Tvheadend will automatically begin to scan for channels.



STEP 6

  • Click on[Services].This tab will show the channels that have been scanned.
  • Click on[Map All]to map the channels to the playlist. These channels will become fixed for later viewing.



STEP 7

Select[Channel/EPG] > [Channels]to view a complete list of channels.




STEP 8

You can also select[Electronic Program Guide]to view more detailed information.



3. Watching TV Programs
After configuring your TV dongle and channels you will be able to use the following devices to stream and watch digital TV programs.
3.1 Notebook/PC with Firefox browser
Click on the program you wish to watch in the[Electronic Program Guide]and then click[Play Program]in the window that pops up.




3.2 Smartphone/Tablet

Please download and install TVHClient from the Apple App Store or Google Play. In the example below we will be using an Android smartphone.
STEP 1
  • Select [+] to enter connection settings.
  • Enter the connection name, hostname IP, and port as 9982. The port for media streaming is 9981.

(Because no account or password has been configured for Tvheadend on the NAS, please leave the Username and Password fields blank.)




STEP 2
  • After configuring the connection, select the [] icon to enable it. Next, tap on the [] icon two times to access the channel list page.
  • You can select the [] icon to access the side menu. It contains items such as channel listings, recordings, program guide and settings.




STEP 3

Select the program of your choice and the select[Play]from the pop up window. It is recommended that you install MX Player for an optimal playback experience.




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