[mythtv-users] HVR-1300 Mpeg decoder problems

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Jan 31 19:19:52 UTC 2007

Neil Crane wrote:
> I've just bought a WinTV HVR-1300 card (cx88 based). While I can get
> each element (analogue TV, DVB, MPEG encoder) working outside of
> MythTV, I'm having a problem with the encoder (which uses the
> cx88-blackbird module).
> Basically, if I 'cat /dev/video1 > test.mpg' for a few seconds, and
> view the result in mplayer, it works; however, if I set it up as a
> MPEG-2 device in Myth, whilst I can tune it (both with mythtv-setup
> and scantv), and get channels, I just get a black screen /
> unresponsive mythfrontend when I try to view it. There is an
> accompanying console message regarding an 'invalid file (fd -1)'.
Are you sure that MPEG-2 is the right device?  I thought that was only 
for ivtv cards.  Does this card use DVB drivers because if it does it 
should be set as a DVB device.


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