[mythtv] replace TV by xawtv...

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 8 11:12:54 EDT 2003

On Wednesday 08 October 2003 09:02 am, Yannick wrote:
> > 
> > >  As I wrote it in another mail, I've got plenty of problems due to the
> > > unability of mythtv to handle several TV norms at the same time...
> > > 
> > >  Would it be possible to replace the TV feature by an external program
> > > (xawtv...) ?
> > 
> > Are you just looking for a different method for changing channels? 
> >  There is a field somewhere for "external channel change command" -- 
> > usually used by people who have an external cable box as an input, 
> > and need to send out commands to an IR blaster to change channels. 
> >  However, I imagine people with regular tuners could do the same 
> > thing (unless MythTV forcibly goes back to channel 3 (or whatever 
> > input it uses) all of the time).
>  Yes and ...no ...
>  I really would like to use the internal TV player/recorder...
>  But there's something wrong inside....
>  It change channels well, but when the next channel has a different norm, 
> channel cannot be viewed...
>  So I tried to use the external channel change command with a script shell.
>  This shell's content is roughly a parser to .xawtv config file with a call 
> v4lctl setchannel <CHANNEL> and v4lctl setnorm <NORM_OF_THE_CHANNEL>
>  But it doesn't work... There's something that conflicts...
>  I had a look inside the source of mythtv... There are many call to 
> or things like that... I tried to add a setnorm command to set up 
>  the correct norm for a given channel, without success...
>  That's why, for the moment, I would like to replace the internal TV player 
> xawtv or tvtime... Recording would be disabled... It's a pity, but I don't
> care for the moment...
>  I don't use an external box... I have a basic PCTV Rave that receive 30-40
> channel, unfortunately with differents norms...
>  Some help is required ! Thank you ! 

Does your script work if Myth is not running at all?  I'd try to see if I 
could first get it to work in a 'Myth-less' environment.  Theoretically it 
should be possible...


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