[mythtv-users] getting MythTV to listen in on mic in

Joe Auty joe at netmusician.org
Sun Sep 30 19:01:12 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> Joe Auty wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Is it possible to have MythTV capture video on my Hauppauge s-video port
>> while audio is being captured on my motherboard's audio/mic in port? I'm
>> much happier with the video quality I'm getting over s-video compared to
>> my tuner/coax cable, but I can't figure out how to get sound this way.
>> Can somebody kindly point me in the right direction here? I'm using
>> Ubuntu Fiesty.
>> Alternatively, is it possible to use the RCA outputs on my sat box and
>> capture audio + video via the composite port on my Hauppauge card? I
>> would think so, although it's damn near impossible finding an RCA 3 male
>> to 1 male cable. If you have any suggestions as to how I could find such
>> a cable, if this would be easier than the s-video route, please let me
>> know :)
> The Hauppauge PVR cards have line level baseband audio inputs that are
> associated with the composite/S-Video input.
> The "MCE" version of the PVRs have RCA connectors for this audio, the
> more normal versions have a 3-conductor 1/8" jack for the two-channel
> audio input, mine are labeled "line in".
> I can't recall if my PVRs came with RCA->1/8" adapters, if they did they
> would be sitting in my junk drawer.
> You would not want the adapter you speak of, as it would be mixing the
> composite video and the baseband audio, not something tha would lead to
> any desired result.

I have a line in port as well as a composite/RCA port.

How do I get MythTV to use the s-video port for capturing video, and one
of these other ports for audio?

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Joe Auty
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