how to use USB Tv Tuner Card in ubuntu

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Oct 29 11:06:07 UTC 2015

Jatin khatri wrote:
> I've connected a USB TV tuner card on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04,
> as per my understanding its detected by the operating system as " Bus
> 002 Device 011: ID 18ec:3280 Arkmicro Technologies Inc." but it does
> not show in "/dev/video*"

The devices for digital TV are at /dev/dvb/adapter*

> how do I capture video from TV Card ? using VLC or anything like that
> ?

I'm using kaffeine for TV reception - but some people don't like the KDE 
dependencies. There is also me-tv but the last time i tried it, it was 
much more complicated than kaffeine. Finally, if you want to record 
digital TV from the command line (or a script) you could use dvbstream.


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