[mythtv-users] How to switch between Cable, Component or S-video inputs

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 01:58:06 UTC 2007

On 3/12/07, Charles Swenson <charles.swenson at usu.edu> wrote:
> I would like to be able to use MythTV to record from my VCR from one of
> the tuners on my PVR 500. This would require MythTV to switch one of the
> input from the F-connector for Cable to either the S-video input or the
> Component input.  I do not see how to do this. I thought the "C" key
> which does a change inputs on the TV tuner card would do this but it
> does not seem to do anything. I even got MythWeb up and running and
> checked the key bindings just to see if "C" was undefined, which it wasn't.
>  I know this can be done on my system because from a shell I can record
> and watch videos using commands like:
>  v4l2-ctl -i 2
>  cat /dev/video0 > foo.mpg
>  mplayer foo.mpg
> I am new to MythTV but successfully have 0.20 and most of its modules
> running on FC6. The family is enjoying it and it is hard to have it off
> line at this point to record from my VCR. Any thoughts as what to do?
> -Charles-

Do you have the S-Video jack defined as a source in myhtv-setup?
Also, to not confuse anyone, you have acomposite input, not component.

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