[mythtv-users] pvr-250 - I can hear the sounds, but they don't record

Mary Strimel mary.strimel at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 18:12:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 November 2009 09:53:30 Mary Strimel wrote:
>> hello,
>>  I have my cable box hooked to the s-video of pvr-250.  A sound cable
>> from the STB is plugged in to line-in on the pvr-250.
>> While I'm recording, if I unmute the "line" channel, I can hear the
>> sound so I know it's getting to the card. However the resulting
>> recordings have no sound.  How to troubleshoot?  I've tried monkeying
>> around with the mixer settings to no end.  Everything else about the
>> setup has not been changed from the defaults (ubuntu 9.10 with myth
>> .22).
> I wouldn't think the mixer setting would have anything to do with recording
> the line input on the PVR card. The PVR embeds the audio into the MPEG that
> it creates, so mixer settings would matter for playback, but I wouldn't think
> they would matter for recording, that all happens on the PVR card itself.
> Nor would I think you should hear the audio while recording, unless you were
> watching live TV, which is really just a simultaneous reocord and playback.
> The mixer's "line" input shouldn't have anything to do with the line input on
> the PVR card.
> I record a satellite receiver using a PVR-150, and I never hear any audio
> while recording, nor would I expect to.
> What does "aplay -l" tell you about playback hardware devices?
> --
> Brian Wood
> beww at beww.org
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whoops, you are right, I had the input plugged into the sound card not
the wintv.  Had moved some things around when transferring to a new

I'm an idiot today :)

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