[mythtv-users] OT maybe, Radio function on PVR-250

Renaud Desarzens rde_lists at desarzens.ch
Wed Aug 18 14:11:43 EDT 2004

Michael T. Dean wrote (August 18, 2004 6:49 PM):

> On 08/18/2004 12:08 PM, Daniel Savard wrote:
> >Le mer 18/08/2004 à 04:31, Renaud Desarzens a écrit :
> >  
> >
> >>I'd like to simply use the FM radio function of my 
> PVR-350... beside MythTV.
> >>Using ivtv ck100b (or later?) seem to provide this possibility now. 
> >>Does anybody know of a X-program that's supporting it? Is someone 
> >>developing some kind of MythRadio supporting the PVR-350?
> >>    
> >>
> >gnomeradio and others. They only need you specify the right device
> >(/dev/radio0) to them.
> >  
> >
> Also, read docs/README.radio in the ivtv source code (recent 
> ck patch versions).  There's a very simple utility (radio) 
> with ivtv that will allow you to scan for/set frequencies and 
> then you simply read a PCM stream from /dev/video24 (using 
> aplay or MPlayer or XMMS or something).
> Note, however, that it is impossible to use the radio at the 
> same time as using the encoder.  In other words, if you're 
> using the radio and Myth tries to start a recording, the 
> recording will fail since the tuner is in use.  Therefore, 
> when using a non-integrated solution, be very careful.  You 
> might want to instead try adding support to Myth.  Search the 
> archives for MythRadio, MythFM, and MythStream.
> Mike

Thanks Mike and Daniel! I'll give it a try with gnomeradio and the one
packed with ivtv and see what happens ;-)


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