Guide on how to STREAM TV with an Analog Card to XBMC

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The TV Channel properties are for Terrestrial TV in the UK - you can use your own settings for your country

Open up VLC (Video Lan Client) and select FILE - OPEN CAPTURE DEVICE - DIRECT SHOW TAB

Click on ADVANCED OPTIONS

and you will see that the top line is already completed

the rest of the details are for an analogue TV Card (Philips SAA7134 PAL - UK)

Fill in the details - I have chosen BBC 1 for test purposes

Once completed click on OK to return to the Direct Show Tabbed page

On this page now tick - STREAM/SAVE and click on SETTINGS

The TARGET line will automatically be completed for you

Select HTTP and then use your PC’s IP address

I have used this particular PORT number as my ISP blocks 80 and 8080 (used for HTTP)

Port 8008 is an unofficial PORT used by IBM Servers, more info on PORTS can be found here:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers


My choice of Encapsulation/Codec was simply based on what I thought my console’s hardware could playback.

(For demonstration purposes use these settings to ensure you have video and audio playback - you can mess around with these later for your personal preference)

Click on OK to finalise and return to the Direct Show Tabbed page

Now click on OK at the bottom of the page and hopefully your TV card’s Properties will appear

Simply click on OK to move onto the next dialog box

I have used these settings again for demonstration purposes (change them to your preference later)

Click on OK to proceed

For demonstration purposes - BBC 1 has been chosen (change them to your preference later)

Click on OK to proceed

For demonstration purposes these are the settings used

Click on Ok to proceed

For demonstration purposes these are the settings used

Click on OK to proceed

Now you should see the TV picture viewable on VLC on your PC

Now we need to transfer this to XBMC

Simply open up a text editor and add the following details:



http://YOUR PC IP:8008


Save this file as VideoLan.txt and then rename it to VideoLan.strm

Put this file in your Shared Directory on your Network with your other Xvid etc files

Now open up your FTP Client and transfer this file to the folder XBMC\User Data eg



Your XBox IP Details eg:

ftp://xbox:xbox@192.168.1.13/E/apps/XBMC/UserData/playlists/video/VIDEOLAN.STRM



Finally we need to PORT FORWARD on your router

Simply open up the configuration page and select NAT SETUP - OPEN PORTS SETUP

Create a new entry with your PC’s IP eg

Now go to XBMC and navigate to My Videos - Playlists - VideoLan.strm

It will take a few seconds to cache but you should now see your TV Card :slight_smile: