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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Sep 30 19:06:19 UTC 2007

Joe Auty wrote:
> 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?

Just associate the composite or S-Video input with the appropriate video
source, and set up something to change the channel on your STB. IOW
instead of "tuner 1" select "composite" or "S-Video" in your setup of
the device.


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