In this video I show how to install all the necessary tools for broadcasting our own digital TV signal!

Topics covered:
– Converting mp4 files to mpegts (.ts) with VLC
– Using Camtasia to encode an mp4 file into lower resolution
– Using sdr# (sdrsharp) to briefly look for unused frequencies
– Virtual machine design for DVB-T TX and RX
– Fixing the repository lists (/etc/apt/sources.list)
– Testing that our DVB-T dongle (RTLSDR) is recognized as a DVB-T device
– Using w_scan to scan for DVB-T channels
– Installing the dependencies for compiling gr-dvbt
– Compiling and installing gr-dvbt
– Copying files to our TX VM with Filezilla and openssh-server

– BladeRF (
– gr-dvbt (
– dtv-utils (
– w_scan (w-scan with apt-get)
– sdr# (sdrsharp, &
– mplayer

Dependencies: (for gr-dvbt)
sudo apt-get install gnuradio gnuradio-dev gqrx-sdr libboost-all-dev libcppunit-dev swig liblog4cpp5-dev cmake

Force/Enable DVB-T Driver:
sudo modprobe dvb-usb-rtl28xxu

Check if DVB-T device was recognized:
dmesg|grep dvb
ls /dev/dvb/

Virtual Machines:
– VMware Player (latest version)
– Ubuntu (latest version)

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