[mythtv-users] DVB card not *quite* working

Piers Kittel mythtv at biased.org
Tue May 17 18:33:54 UTC 2005


Thanks very much for your advice!  I actually got a picture using xine 
instead, as per someone's suggestion:

tzap -r -c ~/.tzap/channels.conf "BBC ONE" & xine stdin://mpeg2 < 

worked fine.

But anyway.... like you, I did try adding the card in mythtv anyway, it 
scanned and found all channels, but am having problems watching the 
channels - mythfilldatabase doesn't pull in the program listings apart 
from BBC1, but even with BBC1 I can't watch it - and when I start up the 
backend with the DVB card in, I get:

desire:/home/piers# mythbackend
Running as a slave backend.
2005-05-16 14:56:03.471 DVB#0 DVB SI Table Parser Started
2005-05-16 14:56:03.578 DVB#0 Using DVB card 0, with frontend Hauppauge 
Nova-T DVB-T.
2005-05-16 14:56:03.579 DVB#0 DVB Signal Monitor Starting
2005-05-16 14:56:03.580 DVB#0 ERROR - Unable to find channel in database.
2005-05-16 14:56:03.584 DVB#0 ERROR - Failed to get channel options for 
channel 1.
2005-05-16 14:56:03.601 mythbackend version: 0.17.20050130-1 www.mythtv.org
2005-05-16 14:56:03.601 Enabled verbose msgs : important general
2005-05-16 14:56:04.607 Connecting to master server:
2005-05-16 14:56:04.751 Connected successfully

Any ideas of what I could be doing wrong...?


Cheers - Piers

> I got as far as getting FE_HAS_LOCK and then couldn't get dvbstream to
> play anything through mplayer. Anyway, as the signal seemed to be
> getting through the tuner card OK I decided to go and set up MythTV
> rather than spend time getting dvbstream working. That worked fine.
> I'm no expert, but I'd advise skipping the dvbstream bit - assume it's
> OK as you've got this far and get it configured in MythTV. That's what
> worked for me!
> Regards,
> Phill

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