[mythtv-users] tvtime vs ptune.pl

Tarick Karkache tkarkache at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 06:33:18 UTC 2005


I had similar issues when setting up my card yesterday. I soon discovered
that the backend was dying because the buffer directory did not exist. Make
sure your buffer directory exists and it is writable by your myth tv user.


On 9/23/05, Marius Schrecker <marius at schrecker.org> wrote:
>  >I'm still trying to get my PVR-500 working 100%. Right now, I can use
> ptune.pl to >change the channel, and then cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg,
> and then play that in >mplayer. Works like a charm. However, when I try to
> launch tvtime, I get the following:
> >
> >Running tvtime 0.9.15.
> >Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
> >Reading configuration from /root/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
> >xcommon: No window properties found for EWMH.
> >videoinput: Card failed to allocate capture buffers: Invalid argument
> >
> >On the screen it shows just a blue screen with "no signal" at the top. If
> I try to change >channels, I get the message "cannot open capture device
> /dev/video0." This doesn't >make sense, because I was just able to read
> from /dev/video0! xawtv and mythfrontend >also don't seem able to use the
> tuner, but the combination of ptune.pl and mplayer seem >ok. Anybody have
> any ideas?
>   Hi Brian,
>  I didn't think TVtime was able to support cards like the PVR-500. You
> might want to try something like xawtv instead.
>  Cheers
>  Marius
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Tarick Karkache
tkarkache at gmail.com
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