[mythtv-users] Not sure what else to try

Leigh lsaunderson at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Jun 14 16:13:42 UTC 2005

>On Tuesday 14 June 2005 16:41, Tachtevrenidis, Kosta wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I am a long time Linux user but fairly new when it comes to mythtv. I
> installed my PVR card (PVR-250) and I can capture TV by typing 'cat
> /dev/video0 > test.mpg'. When I try Tvtime it says it can't capture from
> /dev/video0 and xawtv lets me switch channels but no feed at all. As you
> probably guess MythTV does not work either. Does anybody have any tips
> for me?
> My specs are:
> AMD 1200Mhz 512MB RAM
> Geforce MX440 64MB
> PVR250

I think that TVTime / xawtv don't work with the output from a PVR250/350..
I've got a 350 at home in my myth box and can't use TVTime or xawtv. I'm sure 
I've read somewhere the reason why, I think it's to do with the output 
format(but I've not got the specifics to hand).
If you can capture OK using the 'cat' method (or you can do  'dd 
if=/dev/video0 of=/somefilenamehere'  then the PVR-250 is working OK.

What errors do you get from mythtv?

Try running mythbackend and mythfrontend in seperate shell windows initially 
so you can see any output from them while you try viewing things.
When I first setup it was a great help when I couldn't change channels, as I 
could see the response to each action I tried.

hope this helps.

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