[mythtv-users] Using a video capture card, no TV tuner

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 12:16:20 UTC 2010

On 13 July 2010 12:35, NublaII Lists <nublaii.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is how I have it set up right now:
> 1- new capture card, 'Analog V4L capture card', probed info bt878
> video osprey 100, default input composite 0. video device /dev/video0,
> vbi device /dev/vbi0
> 2- new video source, name 'Test', listings grabber=no grabber, channel
> frequency table 'default'
> 3- input connections: on composite0, select video source=Test,
> 4- channel editor: add new channel, channel name 'ospreytest', channel
> number 555, callsign=ospreytest, video source=Test, video
> format=PAL-BG, don't know if I have to put something on the 'Frequency
> or channel' field, on the third screen of the setup
> 5- back to input connections: starting channel=555. Not sure if I have
> to put something on 'Preset tuner to channel'
> 6- Back at the frontend channel num 555 appears on the list but it's
> greyed out... can't do anything with it...
> Tnx again
> Benja

Your configuration looks reasonable to me.

Have you created any programme listing data?  Mythtv can be a bit
unpredictable without it.  Alternatively you could try and schedule a
manual recording.

You probably should be looking at the mythbackend logfile too.

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