DVB-T radio channels shows as TV channels. (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
November 19, 2008
Sweden Sweden
When trying to play dvb-t radio channels, I get message "Unable to start time-shifting No video/audio detected.

TV-Server Version: TV-Server 1.0 (RC4)
MediaPortal Version: MediaPortal 1.0 (RC4)
MediaPortal Skin: Blue3
Windows Version: XP MCE SP3
CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e
Memory: 4 GB DDR2 800 Dual Channel
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
Video Card: Built into mb ATI Radeon HD 3200
Video Card Driver: 8.522.0.0
Sound Card: Built into mb Realtek ATI HDMI Audio
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: ASUSTeK LNA Tiger Hybrid
1. TV Card Type: DVB-T
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card: Azurwave (Twinhan) AD-TP300
2. TV Card Type: DVB-T
2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card:
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec:
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec:
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case: Antec NSK2480
Power Supply:
TV - HTPC Connection:


Portal Member
November 19, 2008
Sweden Sweden
Probably not card dependent, it works with Cyberlinks Power Cinema. But even there shows up as tv-channel, so I guess thats how it should be.


Portal Pro
October 15, 2004
Sweden Sweden
With DigitalTV (from Twinhan) it says tv, but is shown as a pay channel (in MP it is free).
Have not tried with the program from Hauppage (my second card) yet.

Have you tried playing the channel SVT1 Tal? Does not work for me either, do not know what it is...


Paranoid Delusion

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  • June 13, 2005
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I think this would need a rewrite of the tsreader to be able to cope with TV with no video available (radio), this would be no little task me thinks, makes you wonder why they have gone down this road, as it breaks the dvb standard.

    Why not just do as below :confused:


    Anyway, will ask gemx to have a look and reply.


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  • July 19, 2005
    Norway Norway
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    Sounds weird, please attach a log from a scan so we can see what it says about the channels it finds.



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  • October 31, 2006
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    I am quite sure that the provider somehow messed up the descriptors. To check it, i would need at least a TsWriter.log and a Tv.log file which was created during scanning for these channels.


    Portal Member
    November 19, 2008
    Sweden Sweden
    Thx for replies. I will attach the requested logs. The radio channels i question is SR-P1, SR-Klassiskt and SR-P3.


    Portal Pro
    October 15, 2004
    Sweden Sweden
    From sr.se:
    Ljudformatet som Sveriges Radios kanaler sänds i är MPEG1 L2 Stereo, 256 kbit/s. Tjänsten finns i tv-mode och inte i radio-mode.

    My translation:
    The sound format is MPEG1 L2 stereo, 256 kbit/s. The service is available in tv mode, not in radio mode.


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  • May 17, 2007
    Sweden Sweden
    Yup, the weird #%"&/%#&'s are sending a radio channel as a TV-channel without video.... However, if you edit the channels in SQL server directly, you can set isRadio to true in tables Channels and TuningDetail for those channels, and then they show up as radiochannels in TVServer Config.

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