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    anyone fancy doing a plugin for the Freecom USB2 DVB-T stick.

    I have just bought one and it is great at picking up radio and free to air digital TV. From what I've read its pants when moving, but I don't intend to watch TV whilst driving, so thats fine

    I have absolutely no idea where to begin integrating this device into CF!

    I can let people have any of the supplied software they might need for testing/eval...


    Come on all you programmers, who's up for a challenge? Or who can help me learn?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by ShawJohn
    anyone fancy doing a plugin for the Freecom USB2 DVB-T stick.

    I have just bought one and it is great at picking up radio and free to air digital TV. From what I've read its pants when moving, but I don't intend to watch TV whilst driving, so thats fine

    I have absolutely no idea where to begin integrating this device into CF!

    I can let people have any of the supplied software they might need for testing/eval...


    Come on all you programmers, who's up for a challenge? Or who can help me learn?
    Does the company who created the stick have an SDK? If so find it for me and I will take a look at it... If not then it's a little more complex...

    david
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    • #3
      I'll go email them now and see

      Cheers David
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ShawJohn
        I'll go email them now and see

        Cheers David
        You coukd also tell them why we want these SDK :

        For integration in a front end ... and that could make their sales...and so they would consider your request better...
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        • #5
          This is what I sent them... Fingers Crossed


          I am involved in testing some software for CarPC's and we are currently trying to integrate the Freecom DVB-T stick into 2 touchscreen friendly front end programs called Centrafuse (www.centrafuse.com) and RoadRunner (http://guino.home.insightbb.com/roadrunner.html)

          Centra's & RR's developers have asked if I would find out whether or not there is an SDK in existance that would help immensly with integration and producing plugins.

          Any help you can offer would be much appreciated, and would probably generate more sales as a lot of people on www.mp3car.com and www.digital-car.co.uk are waiting with baited breath for a solution which is integrated into the current crop of front end software.

          Regards,

          John
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          • #6
            I contacted Broadcom about the DVB-T stick and the posibility of getting access to the SDK... Guess what? They didn't make the stick or the software! All they do is brand it and pack it up. They won't disclose the manufacturer either as they had to sign a NDA.
            I've asked them if they will contact the makers with my request but as of yet had no reply.

            Does anyone if this unit can this be controlled using sendkeys in VB?
            My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
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            • #7
              Have you tried contacting Freecom? Just curious since I saw that you had contacted broadcom and in your title it says Freecom and when I do a search I find freecom but not broadcom?
              http://www.freecom.com/ecProduct_det...%2DT+USB+Stick
              Avengerki
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              • #8
                If you are lucky you stick suports BDA (Broadcast Driver Architecture)

                If it does

                You could try the TV plug in for WINAMP
                http://www.tv-plugin.com/index.php?id=5,0,0,1,0,0

                or try a making a VB Script (Example is for Sydney Australia just change Bandwidth and carrierFrequency)

                '(Paste below into notepad and save as 'test.hta')

                <html>
                <title>TV Tunner</title>

                <HTA:APPLICATION ID="TVTest">


                <head><body>

                <OBJECT ID="MSVidCtl" CLASSID="CLSID:B0EDF163-910A-11D2-B632-00C04F79498E" WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="100%"></OBJECT>

                </body></head>

                <script language=vbscript>

                Dim objTuner
                Dim objTSContainer
                Dim objTuningSpace
                Dim objTuneRequest
                Dim objLocator

                Set objTSContainer = CreateObject("BDATuner.SystemTuningSpaces")
                Set objTuningSpace = objTSContainer("DVB-T")
                Set objTuneRequest = objTuningSpace.CreateTuneRequest
                Set objLocator = CreateObject("BDATuner.DVBTLocator")

                objLocator.Bandwidth = 7 ' Set for Bandwidth
                objLocator.CarrierFrequency = 226500 ' Frequency of tv station (Hard Coded to abc hd Sydney)
                objTuneRequest.Locator = objLocator

                MSVidCtl.MaintainAspectRatio = "False"
                MSVidCtl.View objTuneRequest
                MSVidCtl.Run

                </Script>
                </html>



                edit: To make it easier to read.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by avengerki
                  Have you tried contacting Freecom? Just curious since I saw that you had contacted broadcom and in your title it says Freecom and when I do a search I find freecom but not broadcom?
                  http://www.freecom.com/ecProduct_det...%2DT+USB+Stick
                  Yes its a typo... They are only resellers and as such have had to sign a NDA which prevents them from giving me any further contact info. I asked them to forward my enquiry to the relevant company but since then they have not replied
                  My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
                  NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

                  My Car's spec list + pics

                  Stealth CarPC fab'ing...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rmack
                    If you are lucky you stick suports BDA (Broadcast Driver Architecture)

                    If it does

                    You could try the TV plug in for WINAMP
                    http://www.tv-plugin.com/index.php?id=5,0,0,1,0,0

                    or try a making a VB Script (Example is for Sydney Australia just change Bandwidth and carrierFrequency)

                    '(Paste below into notepad and save as 'test.hta')

                    <html>
                    <title>TV Tunner</title>

                    <HTA:APPLICATION ID="TVTest">


                    <head><body>

                    <OBJECT ID="MSVidCtl" CLASSID="CLSID:B0EDF163-910A-11D2-B632-00C04F79498E" WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="100%"></OBJECT>

                    </body></head>

                    <script language=vbscript>

                    Dim objTuner
                    Dim objTSContainer
                    Dim objTuningSpace
                    Dim objTuneRequest
                    Dim objLocator

                    Set objTSContainer = CreateObject("BDATuner.SystemTuningSpaces")
                    Set objTuningSpace = objTSContainer("DVB-T")
                    Set objTuneRequest = objTuningSpace.CreateTuneRequest
                    Set objLocator = CreateObject("BDATuner.DVBTLocator")

                    objLocator.Bandwidth = 7
                    'objLocator.CarrierFrequency = 226500 ' Hard Coded to abc hd Sydney
                    objLocator.CarrierFrequency = 571500 ' Hard Coded to sds hd Sydney
                    'objLocator.CarrierFrequency = 177500 ' Hard Coded to 7 hd Sydney
                    'objLocator.CarrierFrequency = 191625 ' Hard Coded to 9 Sydney
                    'objLocator.CarrierFrequency = 219500 ' Hard Coded to 10 hd Sydney
                    objTuneRequest.Locator = objLocator

                    MSVidCtl.MaintainAspectRatio = "False"
                    MSVidCtl.View objTuneRequest
                    MSVidCtl.Run

                    </Script>
                    </html>

                    Cheers, will try this soon
                    My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
                    NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

                    My Car's spec list + pics

                    Stealth CarPC fab'ing...

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                    • #12
                      No

                      Not tried the above either, CarPC has been left for the time being...


                      I need to do a clean install and sort some HW/driver issues out, then get back to playing with it properly
                      My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
                      NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

                      My Car's spec list + pics

                      Stealth CarPC fab'ing...

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by ShawJohn
                        No

                        Not tried the above either, CarPC has been left for the time being...


                        I need to do a clean install and sort some HW/driver issues out, then get back to playing with it properly
                        Will you keep us informed???
                        New prototype : 2DIN AUDI OEM-LIKE CARPC based on SYMPHONY II
                        Motorized InDash Screen, Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz, SSD

                        Home Made In-Dash 7" Lilliput V1
                        Home Made In-Dash 7" Lilliput V2 = LM-Lilliput Prototype

                        First project in Peugeot 306

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                        • #14
                          Sorry..Iīve my dvb freecom working with winamp tv pluging and now... I want push a button in the RR (for example label TV : )) for this work...Itīs possible? thanks in advance..

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                          • #15
                            just curious how well does this thing work on picking up digital tv stations, does it pick up the HDTV over the air too?? and where abouts do u live anywayz. cause i heard from somebody that thos things dont work in the USA

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