[mythtv-users] help with Video Capture using S-Video or

Irumbo Mateene imateene at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 13 04:55:48 UTC 2007

Thx, I'll try this and see how it works .. > ------------------------------> > Message: 17> Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:47:05 -0600> From: "Aaron Staves" <astaves at gmail.com>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] help with Video Capture using S-Video or> 	Component on PVR-150 and MythTV> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>> Message-ID:> 	<c6c78cd60702121147x741d7c1cn7e56b2a5135c8a87 at mail.gmail.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"> > i've been messing around with this a lot lately on my PVR-500 (essentially 2> pvr 150's).  As Chad said, you'll need to run myth-setup again.  Under> "Video Cards" change your card's (/dev/video1) default input to S-Video or> Composite.  Then under the "Input" section, make sure you have correctly> mapped your "Video Source" to your desired input.  It will probably look> something like :> > /dev/video1 -> S-Video -> <Name of Video Source>> /dev/video1 -> Composite -> <Name of Video Source>> > if you don't have the input mapped to a source, it won't appear as an input> in MythTV. The mistake i kept making was i'd have the default input set to> something other than what i had the input mapped to, which would just leave> me with an unselectable input or just a blank screen (depending on the> setup).  Hope this helps!> > aaron> > On 2/12/07, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:> >> > On 2/12/07, Irumbo Mateene <imateene at hotmail.com> wrote:> > >> > > I am trying to capture and record Video from S-Video connection from my> > STB> > > Motorola DCT-6200.  Since I can't capture premium channels I thought I'd> > be> > > able to use the S-Video out to record premium channels.> > >> > > This is my configuration:> > >> > > ABIT NF-M2 nView Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150> > > Hauppage Pvr-150 with IR Blaster and remote> > >> > > HD5500 dvb card ...> > >> > > Linux kernel> > >> > >> > > the dvb card  is on    /dev/video0> > > PVR-150 has 3 dev nodes    /dev/video1 , /dev/video24 and /dev/video32> > >> > > I used VLC's , video lan client, ( capture device ) setting to verify> > that I> > > could watch TV by going to PVR section and specifying /dev/video1 as my> > > device.    I then connected S-Video cable from Cable Box to PVR-150 and> > > tried to switch to /dev/video24 and /dev/video32 but I couldn't see> > > anything.    At this point I don't know if what I am doing is correct?> > >> > > I also can't find info that shows how to capture or display  images from> > > S-Video or Componet input any ideas?> >> > Trying not to be too nit picky, but it's composite.  Component capture> > isn't possible on a PVR-150.  Composite is a lower quality option than> > SVideo.> >> > > for example.. how do I properly set up S-Video capture for Pvr-150 in> > mythtv> > > ?    My PVR-150 in mythtv-setup shows at least 3 inputs under  cable,> > > component and S-Video ..  ( I have 3 inputs used up: cable, S-Video and> > > Sound  )> >> > You must run the cable from the STB into the SVideo on your PVR150, as> > well as Audio from your STB in the form of 2 Red/White RCA cables.> > Then in your mythtv-setup screen under Capture Cards, you will need to> > setup your PVR-150.  Once that's done, you need to define Input> > Connections, specifically, the SVideo connection to your STB.  The> > rest should be well documented on the wiki.> >> > > how should I properly configure mythtv to use an S-Video connection?> > ..   I> > > will add this to the mythtv wiki if I find a successful method that> > works ..> > >> > > I am presuming that since I wasn't able to see data from my S-Video> > > connection using VLC means that anything else I do now won't work until> > I> > > get that figured out.. btw I can get cable w/out a problem using the> > cable> > > input ... and my DVB card  gets HD qam 256 w/out a problem ....> > >> > > any suggestions are welcome> > >> > > IM> >> > It sounds like you are trying the wrong video device when trying to> > directly view video.  Check the output of dmesg after you modprobe> > ivtv to verify which video devices you should be using.  Good luck!> >> > -Chad> >> > --> > Prebuilt HDTV capable systems at reasonable prices:> > http://www.pauselivetv.com
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