I am running OSMC on a Raspberry Pi, and have an ADS RDX-155-EF Instant FM Music stick lying around, which I would like to use with OSMC.
The tuner stick is an USB device built around the ubiquitous Si4703 chip from Silicon Labs. Main differences to the Si4703 breakout board are:
- it is USB-based (rather than being connected to the GPIO pins)
- it presents itself as an USB audio device, from which the audio signal can be read
- it has a separate antenna jack, allowing it to be connected to an external antenna
The OSMC installation is fairly standalone (the only LAN resource it relies on is my Samba server, where the media library is located), and I would like to keep media center resources on the Pi rather than add network services on my LAN.
Instructions on the net are very generic, something like “install one of the supported PVR plug-ins and configure them”, but little information as to what other backends are required, and which of these support my hardware at all.
What I would like is a breakdown of the list of components/packages to install, and what configuration settings (if any) are required.
Is there any tried-and-true setup for OSMC using a Si4703-based USB tuner plugged into the local system?