Best Solution to run a TvHeadend on Rock64?
#1
Hello community

I want use my Rock64 as TvHeadend.

What is the best image to do this?
I dont have experience with this.

I tried Libreelec, I seen to run unstable and slow, compared to my Odroid C2.
Android Images, I found only Android TV Images on download site, running Kodi even more slow.

So I stopped using the Rock64 for Kodi.

But I wrote that TvHeadend works well on Rock64.
I want to use it for IPTV and possible DVB S.

What is the most stable and fast Image to install/use TvHeadend?

Debian Stretch, Ubuntu or Libreelec?

I want to use it with Timeshift and recording on USB 3.0 HDD.
By the way, does the hardware allow transcoding?

I own a 64GB eMMC on a Rock64 v2.0

Thanks a lot for your help!!!

Tetterl
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#2
I've had good luck with TvHeadend on several similar boards, running Debian or Ubuntu.
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#3
Do I need a Desktop Version of Debian or Ubuntu, or is a minimal Version enough?
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#4
Ubuntu appears to be the most stable. Have a look here for yourself and decide http://www.deb-multimedia.org/
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(03-11-2020, 08:07 AM)Tetterl Wrote: Do I need a Desktop Version of Debian or Ubuntu, or is a minimal Version enough?

minimal will do just fine. All TvHeadend configuration is done through a local webpage, so you won't need it to have any desktop. The site will be accessible through any other computer on your network with a web browser.
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#6
What hardware do you propose to use for DVB-S
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#7
@Rocklobster
No idea, DVD-S only option yet.
Any suggestions?

@tophneal
Thanks, so I will take this image:
Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic minimal 64bit (arm64) Image [microSD / eMMC Boot] [0.8.3]
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(03-11-2020, 12:18 PM)Tetterl Wrote: @Rocklobster
No idea, DVD-S only option yet.
Any suggestions?

@tophneal
Thanks, so I will take this image:
Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic minimal 64bit (arm64) Image [microSD / eMMC Boot] [0.8.3]

Most modern ones will likely work. I've had good experiences with Hauppauge and AVerMedia dongles with TVH.
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#9
Hauppage USB but research here on Ubuntu drivers. Can be a bit temperamental https://hauppauge.com/pages/support/support_linux.html
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(03-11-2020, 01:32 PM)Rocklobster Wrote: Hauppage USB but research here on Ubuntu drivers. Can be a bit temperamental https://hauppauge.com/pages/support/support_linux.html

Huh, well don't let that scare you from giving one of their models a shot, OP! I have one of the most temperamental ones they make (only supposed to support Windows and NVidia Shield TV, and the drivers gave no problems on Ubuntu/Armbian. Their support is also very helpful, last time I reached out, the person who responded was the writer/maintainer of the Linux drivers.
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