[mythtv] Install Issues on RH 7.2

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Mon, 2 Sep 2002 12:43:08 -0400

On Monday 02 September 2002 11:53 am, Lukasz A. Weber wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I've just installed MythTV on a linux RH 7.2. It took a day, but
> the installation is a success. Great job with the project and it looks
> great!
> 	Here's a list of things that slowed the process down:
> 1) Good list of dependencies, I was able to find everything and most
> things from rpms. One hint for rpm installs of Qt, when installing the qt
> library, one must make sure to download the qt-MYSQL driver rpm too. That
> took a bit of net searching to find.

I'll add a note of that to the FAQ.

> 2) When compiling libavcodec, I got an error with the lame.h header. I've
> downloaded lame 3.92. It seems that MythTV #define's MMX which is an
> actual token used in the lame.h. I had to redefine the macro for the
> compilation to complete successfully.

I've not tried to compile libavcodec with lame, since I'm just using 
libavcodec for the video part, currently.  Similar undefining had to happen 
where I included lame.h in other files.

> Runtime issues:
> 1) All executables work. However, while mythtv is running, there's an
> audible echo. Basically, the real-time tv audio plays regardless of
> mythtv's video, which plays it's own audio. So I get two audio streams
> mixed. I don't know how to shut the real-time one off. Also, when mythtv
> exits, via "Escape", the audio continues to play, instead of being
> shut-off too.

FAQ question #3  =)  Basically, mute the line-in.

> 2) The video recording works great, I'm using mpeg4 at 320x240 and other
> settings at default. My picture quality is not that great, but that's just
> the cable signal. Is there any way to fine tune the reception? xawtv has
> this feature.

Nope, but I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to add, if you wanted to.

> 3) Unfortunately, xmltv doesn't have my exact channel line up, so I'm
> going to look into doing an xslt transform on the data to remap channels
> to my particular location. (Cambridge, MA)

Dunno what I can do about that =)  You might be able to email zap2it.com about 
it, though..