[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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