Tag Archives: CentOS

Dump1090 on CentOS 7

Dump1090 is an ADS-B decoder and it is used with the RTL-SDR dongle. Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast or ADS-B is the system that is used by aircrafts to transmit their GPS position. Dump1090 receives this information from the  RTL-SDR dongle and prints out the location of the aircraft on google maps.

This guide will cover the installation of dump1090. To work, you neet to have the RTL-SDR dongle and of course an antenna tuned to 1090MHz . Continue reading

How to install VDR on CentOS

VDR is an application that allows us to do video streaming using as source a DVB-S or DVB-T adapter. This guide was tested on CentOS 6.4 x64. I used VDR version 1.7.22 and version 0.5.2 of streamdev server plugin. A prerequisite is that the system must have installed a DVB adapter.

Let’s install some groups and packages

yum groupinstall "Additional Development" "Development tools"
yum install fontconfig fontconfig-devel freetype freetype-devel gettext gettext-devel libcap libcap-devel libjpeg libjpeg-devel

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