[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 9.10 / Myth .22 and Hauppauge HVR-1200 Mpeg Encoder fails
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Wed Dec 23 23:39:42 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
> the following:
> 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
> [ 5.543488] cx18-0: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64
> (was 32)
> [ 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
> [ 5.856928] IRQ 18/cx18-0: IRQF_DISABLED is not guaranteed on shared
> [ 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
> 32 kB)
> 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
> (141200 bytes)
> [ 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
> [ 9.440302] cx18-0 843: verified load of v4l-cx23418-dig.fw firmware
> (16382 bytes)
> 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.)
> Thank you,
My HVR-1600 is sorta working on Mythtbuntu 9.10. I tried the tuner and
wasn't happy with the audio issues and didn't want to deal with building
the driver myself. I am wondering if you may have any ideas for me? I
have a working PVR-150 in the box and would like to set up the HVR-1600 to
record S-video input. The video recording works, but I don't know how to
grab the audio that goes with it? Any suggestions? If you have any
questions about my setup details, I'd be happy to provide answers.
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