Monday, March 1, 2010

Changing firmware for Hauppage WinTV MiniStick HD

I'm changing away from the firmware files here, to some obtained directly from Hauppauge http://www.wintvcd.co.uk/drivers/WinTV-MiniStick_4_2_10_27180_WHQL.zip.

Now I'll test and see if I get more stable tuning performance under MythTV/Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. I got the idea from here.

Detailed steps to change firmware file:
$ wget http://www.wintvcd.co.uk/drivers/WinTV-MiniStick_4_2_10_27180_WHQL.zip
$ unzip -j WinTV-MiniStick_4_2_10_27180_WHQL.zip  driver17/hcw17dvb.1b0
$ sudo cp hcw17dvb.1b0 /lib/firmware/sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw.WHQL_freebsd
$ cd /lib/firmware
$ sudo cp sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw.org
$ sudo cp sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw.WHQL_freebsd sms1xxx-hcw-55xxx-dvbt-02.fw

1 comment:

  1. Any luck?

    I've been trying to use the Hauppauge Ministick HD with http://www.lonelycoder.com/hts/tvheadend_overview.html with no luck as I keep getting "Too Many Files Open..." when I try to watch a channel via XBMC...

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