[mythtv-users] Re: Recent recordings distort video and there is no sound

Rob Greene robgreene at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 20:20:41 EST 2005

On 12/15/05, Rob Greene <robgreene at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone else had recordings within the last week or so get hosed?
> My Myth backend is still recording scheduled shows, but what gets
> recorded has no sound and the picture seems to be cropped and zoomed
> (resulting in the right-hand side of the image being off screen).
> Older recordings are just fine. I didn't upgrade the software until
> _after_ this issue showed up hoping that the mess was already fixed.
> My front-end is the Media MVP, but since older recordings are ok, I
> think the front-end is fine (the code definately hasn't been updated
> for a couple of months).
> The backend, as of tonight, is running the latest from apt and has a
> PVR 250 and PVR 350.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks!
> -Rob

After a little digging, I see that the IVTV drivers magically think
the PVR-250 is a 150, and I'm guessing that's the problem.

All I've found at this point is to add an alias line to modprobe.conf:
    alias char-major-81-1 ivtv
But that's not all I need to do, obviously.

Anyone know how I can over-ride the tuner type to be a PVR-250?


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