[mythtv-users] Is the 3rd time the charm???
ray at comarre.com
Tue Mar 23 00:34:00 EST 2004
At 10:15 PM 3/22/2004 -0600, randy ferrill wrote:
>OK, so far I have made 2 attempt to add a 2nd card to my Mythtv box, 1st
>was with a wintv 401 installed trying to add the pvr-250 ... NOT ended up
>rebuilding the box with only the pvr-250
>Flash to last weekend, family giving pressure to be able to record and
>watch another channel.. SO back into the box with the wintv401... NOT
>happening.. spent 2 days MYTH FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>Rebuilt box with ONLY pvr-250
>HOW CAN I GET THIS WORKING?
Randy: I don't want to sound dismissive of your concerns. But from what you
write, how can you possibly expect to get any advice? I went back and
looked at your prior messages to the list. While they are not as devoid of
content as this one, neither are they descriptive of the problems you are
currently having in any detail at all.
Take the time to compose a message that describes in some detail what you
are doing, how you are testing it, and what goes wrong. Don't tell us parts
of stories about three different tries; tell us about one try and what goes
wrong. At this point, your message is so vague that I cannot even make good
suggestions about what details to provide ... and I imagine that vagueness
is why others are not responding.
Be sure to include the basics: hardware, Linux distro, modules installed,
IRQ usage. Be sure to test the cards outside Myth. With both cards present:
can you cat from the PVR250 to a *.mpg file?
can you use xawtv to watch television with the WinTV 401
can you use vcr (or mencoder or ffmpeg or whatever you prefer) to
record from the WinTV 401?
When describing failures (in Myth or outside it), be sure to report ALL
error output. In fact, you should be running mythbackend from an xterm so
you have STDERR output to examine.
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