[mythtv] What I have learned
Tue, 19 Nov 2002 16:31:27 -0600
MythTV is almost too good to be true.
After couple of weeks I have a fully working system.
I've had my share of problems but I have solved them all.
Clues I read on the mailing list helped me enormously,
so I decided to share what I have learned to hopefully benefit someone.
1) Even after setting record on the line in, I did not hear anything. I
found a setting
called Igain (input gain) in Kmix or Capture in amixer that solved the
2) Us-cable frequency table did not work. Canada-cable did, but channels did
not look as good
as they should have. I got this resolved today. My ATI TV-Wonder VE gets
bttv but the tuner was not autodetected correctly. I had to manually set the
in modules.conf. I got the correct tuner chip info by searching from google.
us-cable worked and picture quality is great.
3) KDE takes up alot of resources. I could not record using 640x480 or even
getting some jerkiness and skipped frames etc. (1.1 Ghz Duron 384 RAM)
running under KDE.
Emerged (Running Gentoo) Fluxbox, and 640x480 was a piece of cake (well not
a piece of cake
but works 100% with about 90% occupancy.)