Let’s see if Live TV playback works on the Raspberry Pi 2.
So after enabling Live TV, I ended up at the PVR Client Add-on screen. I use the DVBlink server from DVB Logic:
so I selected that client, entered my server’s IP address and enabled the add-on. You’ll need to enter the IP address or host name of your own live TV server here.
Without the hardware codec license(s) loaded, SD channels seem to playback smoothly, but HD channels are a bit choppy. I’ll have to purchase and install those licenses. I did a video earlier on that process (and I had to refer to it this time to refresh my memory):
I noticed that the Kodi Live TV channel icon feature seems to be missing. So, I’ll wait a few days and then see if an update is released that adds back that feature. So stay tuned for that to happen and I’ll show how to add channel icons:
There are other PVR clients available and I only showed one. If there is interest, I can do a video on the WMC PVR client which taps into the Windows Media Center TV tuner and recorded TV functions.
The simple IPTV feature is also very interesting, capturing hundreds of live TV streams from around the world. However, it seems to wipe out any local TV tuner support and if that is enabled, you can’t see any of your own TV tuners.
Questions welcome in the comments section below.
As always, thanks for watching!