ITE Technologies, Inc. DVB-T TV Stick

Hans Petter Selasky hps at
Wed Aug 28 06:07:27 UTC 2013

On 08/27/13 23:05, Milan Obuch wrote:
> Hi,
> today I got ITE Technologies, Inc. DVB-T TV Stick and would like to use
> it under FreeBSD. As I did not try anything like this before, I would
> like some help here. First what I did...
> Some product info is on - not
> much, as usual.
> Device presents itself in dmesg/console after connecting like this:
> ugen4.3: <ITE Technologies, Inc.> at usbus4
> uhid0: <ITE Technologies, Inc. DVB-T TV Stick, class 0/0, rev
> 2.00/2.00, addr 3> on usbus4
> usbconfig dump_device_desc for ugen4.3 writes
> ugen4.3: <DVB-T TV Stick ITE Technologies, Inc.> at usbus4, cfg=0
> md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)
>    bLength = 0x0012
>    bDescriptorType = 0x0001
>    bcdUSB = 0x0200
>    bDeviceClass = 0x0000
>    bDeviceSubClass = 0x0000
>    bDeviceProtocol = 0x0000
>    bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040
>    idVendor = 0x048d
>    idProduct = 0x9006
>    bcdDevice = 0x0200
>    iManufacturer = 0x0001  <ITE Technologies, Inc.>
>    iProduct = 0x0002  <DVB-T TV Stick>
>    iSerialNumber = 0x0000  <no string>
>    bNumConfigurations = 0x0001
> so I googled for vendor 048d and product 9006. I found some interesting
> pages, first one is - which told me the
> device is known and could be used, at least in linux. Then I came to
> - in Czech,
> interesting link there points to some source somehow dug from producer -
> - I have no idea what to do with this, but maybe someone has. Page
> show how to get
> firmware for this device. It will be used later.
> As I already have webcamd installed, I just tried run webcamd and got
> it:
> # kldload cuse4bd
> # webcamd
> Attached to ugen4.3[0]
> Loading firmware at '/boot/modules/dvb-usb-it9135-01.fw', f=7
> Creating /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0
> Creating /dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0
> Creating /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
> Creating /dev/dvb/adapter1/dvr0
> Creating /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
> Creating /dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0
> Firmware obtained before was put into /boot/modules and some devices
> were presented. Now the question is, how could I use it. Some time ago
> I did some test with simple webcam, where I could use pwcview to see
> image from camera, however it is of no use here, I got just
> % pwcview -d /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
> Failed to get current picture info: Device not configured
> % pwcview -d /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0
> Failed to get current picture info: Invalid argument
> % pwcview -d /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
> Failed to get current picture info: Invalid argument


Looks like your device is detected and ready to use!

pwcview is not suitable for DVB devices. Try using vlc compiled with 
DVB/V4L support instead. It should first scan all the channels, and then 
you will get a channel list which you can tune to. Else also try w_scan 
from ports.


> so something else should be used.
> And here comes the question - are those devices presented via webcamd
> enough or do I need something more? Which application is the simplest
> one for first test? I think I need some player application to watch
> video and something to select stream to watch. Also there is a
> remote, /dev/uhid0 is created when connected to USB port so it should
> be usable too.
> I am trying to get some info from
> even if this device is not (yet) mentioned here, and
> too, maybe this is not the simplest
> application but nevertheless...
> Any help here is appreciated.
> Regards,
> Milan

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