[mythtv-users] PVR-350 and playing DVD's

stephen mythmail at nb.sympatico.ca
Sat Jun 4 23:28:24 UTC 2005

mythtv wrote:

> Thanks Patrick. I can see from the thread that these guys seems to be 
> using ivtv-0.3.5e + Johns patch. From my log I can see that my 
> ivtv-version is 0.2.0 (rc3j) which I assume is the latest stable 
> version. So does this mean that I have to moove into "bleeding" to get 
> ivtv-0.3.5e and to - maybe - make x work properly?
> As a newbie I don't even know how to apply Johns patch, and also not 
> whether it would work for me on a PAL system.
> Strange to me that PVR-350 is such a commonly used tuner if it has such 
> large deficiencies with x.
> Mogens


I just tried this, and after a bit of tweaking, it's working great for me.

I had a bit of trouble with my xorg.conf (had to change from hex to 
decimal for the pci bus id), but that wasn't much of an issue once I 
actually read the error message.

The biggest hurdle I had was the picture not being displayed properly 
... best described in this post on the ivtv list:


Once I switched my Live TV profile from 640x480 to 720x480 (as suggested 
later in the posts), both videos & DVDs play great.

DVD command:

xine -f -I -V xv --audio-driver alsa --no-logo --no-splash dvd://

video command:

mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv %s


ivtv-0.3.5z (by hand, no emerge)
gentoo (2.6.11-gentoo-r9 kernel)
pIII 733
384 MB ram


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