[mythtv-users] blunt

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 03:50:59 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM, sharifah ummu kulthum
> <kulthum91 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I found in one site saying that i can run 'mplayer /dev/video0' (omit the ')
>> to test whether a card is working. but i got these output. I don't know
>> what's happening.
>> bitto at bitto:~$ mplayer /dev/video0
>> MPlayer UNKNOWN-4.4.1 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
>> mplayer: could not connect to socket
>> mplayer: No such file or directory
>> Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote
>> control.
>> Playing /dev/video0.
>> Cannot seek backward in linear streams!
> What sort of card is it? That certainly works for a Hauppauge
> PVR150/250/500. Not for others though.
> Also of course the card has to be tuned to something via suitable
> software first.
Also you have to make sure your card is at /dev/video0 and not some
other device.


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