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 +====== Streaming Broadcast signals via a tv capture card ======
  
 +If you have a server with a tv tuner card you can use VLC to stream channels off your card and then stream them via serviio. ​
 +
 +**Note1** These instructions are for windows, but linux should work. 
 +**Note2** You wont have any dvr capabilities when you push channels using this method, you can only view what is currently being broadcast. ​
 +**Note3** I tested with a card that had a built in mpeg2 encoder, performance of the stream may vary depending on the tuner card. 
 +
 +**Prequisites**
 +
 + - install the relevant drivers for your capture card
 + - install latest version of VLC
 +
 +**Steps**
 +
 +Open VLC and select the file menu and click Stream
 +
 +Select the capture device tab and select Directshow for the capture mode. 
 +
 +Under Video Device Name, you should be able to select your capture card, same under audio device
 +
 +Click the Advanced options button and check device and tuner properties options
 +
 +select the stream button at the bottom
 +
 +select next on the stream output screen
 +
 +change the destination to rtsp and hit add
 +
 +for the transcoding section, you can transcode if you would like. the video will be coming off the card in whatever format is supportted by the card.. In my case I had an mpeg encoder onboard so it used that format and I didn't do transcoding. ​
 +
 +select the stream button at the bottom of the screen
 +
 +a few options dialog box will come up depending on your tuner card, this is where you select the channel for this stream. ​
 +
 +A dialog will show in the vlc playlist that says "​streaming"​
 +
 +**Your RTSP tuner stream is now active**
 +
 +open up your serviio console
 +
 +select the online sources tab
 +
 +click add
 +
 +Source Type - Live Stream
 +
 +Source URL  - rtsp://​192.168.1.7:​8554/​ (change to IP of your server with capture card)
 +
 +click Add one more time
 +
 +** you have now added the stream to serviio and will be able to access it from your dlna clients **
 +
 +There is a way to activate the stream via command line also, but I have not dug into that yet. I'll update the article if I get that working. ​
 +
 +
 +
 +Here is the guide I worked off
 +http://​wiki.videolan.org/​Documentation:​Streaming_HowTo/​Stream_from_Encoding_Cards_and_Other_Capture_Devices
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