[mythtv-users] Re: PVR-150/250 Composite/SVideo inputs?
drew at mykitchentable.net
Wed Jul 13 17:35:54 EDT 2005
On 7/13/2005 12:04 PM Mark Knecht wrote:
> I know. Only one day but I'm inpatient. Anybody know about using
>these inputs? Write me offline if you don't want to use bandwidth or
>On 7/12/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am completely, utterly and totally perplexed about how to set up
>>the composite and SVideo inputs on my PVR-250 & PVR-150 to capture
>>live video . Does it work? What I'd like ot be able to do is to
>>capture live video & audio on the composite input of the PVR-250. Is
>> I think what I'm most confused about right now is what connection
>>I'm supposed to make for these parts of the cards. I have both cards
>>in a system and both tuners work. However the only connections shown
>>on the connections page is Tuner 0 -> Comcast. All the other ports
>>currently are set to none.
>> What sort of 'connection' do I need to make for a composite input
>>on the PVR-250 that is receiving only live video from an XBox, for
>>instance? do I need to create some other type of video source so that
>>I can make a connection?
>> Probably someone has a really simple answer. (I hope...)
I have a single PVR-250 card and record from the Svideo input. It works
wonderfully. However I don't recall having to do anything special when
installing it. I just checked my settings in mythtv-setup. "Capture
Cards" just has one device. '/dev/v4l/video0'. The card type of this
device is "MPEG-2 Encoder card (PVR-250, PVR-350). The default input is
But then in "Input Connections", I have ten listings. All are "[MPEG:
/dev/v4l/video0]" and then appended to it I have "Composite 0" through
"Composite 4", "Tuner 0", and "S-Video 0" through "S-Video 3". I am
sure I did not create all of these.
I'm sorry I am not more help. Maybe by my descriptions of my setup you
will see something that helps you figure it out.
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