[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 9.10 / Myth .22 and Hauppauge HVR-1200 Mpeg Encoder fails
Larry J - Dell LT
larry at foxgulch.com
Tue Dec 22 22:42:55 UTC 2009
I have been chasing a problem with my latest myth installation. I
recently installed Mythbuntu 9.10 and MythTV .22 over my previously
working 8.10 / .21 version.
I have a Hauppauge HVR-1600 Tuner/Mpeg encoder card installed which
worked great in my previous install. It is connected to an outside
antenna and to the S-video out of my Dish Satellite Receiver. The ATSC
tuner/DVB half functions OK but the s-video mpeg encoder output
(/dev/video0) shows a black screen in myth frontend "watch tv" and a
red screen in VLC. When I request that a program be recorded from the
Dish receiver, I get 30 minutes of red screen along with the Dish
receiver audio when I "play it" back in Myth.
1. I though perhaps I had a broken/bad s-video cable. So I unplugged
the s-video cable from the HVR-1600 s-video jack and plugged it into the
Sony LCD TV. Picture fine. Normal picture on all Dish channels.
2. I though I must have mis-configured something in Myth. So I fired up
VLC and chose Media, Capture Device, PVR and entered /dev/video0.
Red picture in VLC with audio from the Dish Receiver, same as my
recordings. Certainly not
the picture I was expecting from the Satellite Receiver but at least the
Satellite audio was there. In VLC, Media Information, Codec Details
shows Stream 0, type: Video, Codec: mpgv, Resolution: 720x480, Display
Resolution: 720x480, and Frame rate 29.970029.
3. At this point, I think that the HVR-1600 analog section didn't
initialize correctly. But the DVB half did and plays OK in VLC.
Plus it appears that the cx18 chip was initialized as shown below in
dmesg | grep cx18
[ 5.540246] cx18: Start initialization, version 1.2.0
[ 5.540279] cx18-0: Initializing card 0
[ 5.540281] cx18-0: Autodetected Hauppauge card
[ 5.543479] cx18 0000:05:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 5.543488] cx18-0: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64
[ 5.544762] cx18-0: cx23418 revision 01010000 (B)
[ 5.761818] cx18-0: Autodetected Hauppauge HVR-1600
[ 5.761820] cx18-0: Simultaneous Digital and Analog TV capture supported
[ 5.856928] IRQ 18/cx18-0: IRQF_DISABLED is not guaranteed on shared IRQs
[ 7.004368] tuner 1-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (cx18 i2c driver #0-1)
[ 7.016646] tuner 1-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (cx18 i2c driver #0-1)
[ 7.209622] cs5345 0-004c: chip found @ 0x98 (cx18 i2c driver #0-0)
[ 7.225253] cx18-0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPEG (64 x
DVB initialization details omitted.
[ 7.446209] cx18-0: Initialized card: Hauppauge HVR-1600
[ 7.446229] cx18: End initialization
[ 7.488574] cx18 0000:05:02.0: firmware: requesting v4l-cx23418-cpu.fw
[ 8.215916] cx18-0: loaded v4l-cx23418-cpu.fw firmware (158332 bytes)
[ 8.243487] cx18 0000:05:02.0: firmware: requesting v4l-cx23418-apu.fw
[ 8.507505] cx18-0: loaded v4l-cx23418-apu.fw firmware V00120000
[ 8.513677] cx18-0: FW version: 0.0.74.0 (Release 2007/03/12)
[ 8.720131] cx18 0000:05:02.0: firmware: requesting v4l-cx23418-cpu.fw
[ 8.854592] cx18 0000:05:02.0: firmware: requesting v4l-cx23418-apu.fw
[ 9.165685] cx18 0000:05:02.0: firmware: requesting v4l-cx23418-dig.fw
[ 9.421104] cx18-0 843: loaded v4l-cx23418-dig.fw firmware (16382 bytes)
[ 9.440302] cx18-0 843: verified load of v4l-cx23418-dig.fw firmware
4. The version installed is
lj at mythtv:~/Desktop$ mythbackend --version
Please include all output in bug reports.
MythTV Version : 22994
MythTV Branch : branches/release-0-22-fixes
Network Protocol : 50
Library API : 0.22.20091023-1
QT Version : 4.5.2
Options compiled in:
linux profile using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack using_backend
using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend using_glx_proc_addr_arb
using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu
using_libfftw3 using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video
using_opengl_vsync using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr
using_xv using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl
using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads
using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg
lj at mythtv:~/Desktop$ uname -a
Linux mythtv 2.6.31-16-generic-pae #53-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 8 05:20:21 UTC
2009 i686 GNU/Linux
5. In my old installtion of Myth .21 and Mythbuntu 8.10 I
had installed the gnome-desktop. As I said, that installation
worked perfectly with the HVR-1600. I can't see why this
would cause a problem.
6. In the synaptic repositories, I have checked
so I think I'm getting the latest updates.
A. Any suggestions on what to try next?
B. Does anyone out there have a HVR-1600 Myth.22/Mythbuntu 9.10
system working? (I'd like to compare notes.)
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