[mythtv-users] HVR-1600 analog section not showing up as MPEG-2 encoder
myth at pinteleyid.net
Mon Dec 14 15:04:55 UTC 2009
I've successfully set this card up in a 9.10 install over the past few
weeks, so hopefully, I can help.
First, have you confirmed that the card works outside of Myth? That
will confirm the drivers and firmware are installed properly. try
"mplayer /dev/video0" (or whichever device it is) and you should see
some TV. (mplayer is not installed by default, so you may need to
install it first).
On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 3:25 AM, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh at mimosa.com> wrote:
> In myth setup, my HVR-1600 tuner cards don't show up when I choose Card
> Type IVTV MPEG-2 encoder.
> I'm trying to follow directions in
> to setup these cards.
> According to that page, they should show up.
> What's up? Is the wiki page wrong? Am I doing something wrong?
> - a newly assembled computer
> - two Hauppauge HVR-1600 cards
> - one Adaptec VideOH! AVC 2410 card (a lot like a PVR-150)
> - Ubuntu 9.10 + MythUbuntu packages, all up to date
> - v4l package built to fix stock 9.10's cx18 driver
> When I add tuner cards in mythsetup, I try to follow this advice from the
> HVR-1600 wiki page:
> * Configure the analog half of the card like a supported MPEG-2
> Encoder PVR-150 card. Treating the analog half of the card as an ivtv
> based card in MythTV works as the cx18 driver is heavily based on
> (i.e. cut and pasted from) the ivtv driver.
> 1. Under Card type, choose IVTV MPEG-2 encoder (or MPEG-2 encoder
> card (PVR-x50, PVR-500)). Do not select Analog V4L capture
> 2. Choose the correct video device (usually /dev/video0 unless
> there is more than one card). Note: if the video device is not listed
> and a could not open to probe its inputs message appears, add
> /dev/video0 manually
> 3. Probed info should populate with Hauppauge HVR-1600 [cx18]
> 4. To use NTSC RF from an antenna or cable TV provider, choose
> 'Tuner 1' under Default input
> 5. Select Finish.
> When I select Card Type "IVTV MPEG-2 encoder", no matter what I choose
> for the Video device, the only thing that shows up in the Probed
> info is the Adaptec card.
> If however I select Card Type "Analog V4L capture card" I can adjust
> the Video device to show any of the three cards in the Probed info.
> I tried to use the Analog V4L capture card choice when adding a card
> and then finishing the setup (I only have signals going to the tuner
> input of the two HVR-1600 cards). All was happy, but recording's were
> blank and I could not watch live TV from the Myth frontend.
> These cards worked in a different Myth box. Unfortunately that box is
> disassembled so I cannot go back to figure out what is different. It
> was running Ubuntu 9.04, not 9.10.
> Nothing in dmesg looks suspicious to me.
> These fine devices exist (video1 is the Adaptec card):
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 0 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video0
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 5 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video1
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 9 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video2
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 3 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video24
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 8 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video25
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 12 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video26
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 1 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video32
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 6 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video33
> crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 10 2009-12-13 20:24 /dev/video34
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