[mythtv-users] Cannot watch LiveTV

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Oct 27 22:54:00 UTC 2011

On 10/27/2011 17:18, Michael Sullivan wrote:
> On 10/27/11 15:01, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 10/27/2011 14:38, Michael Sullivan wrote:
>>> [ebuild   R    ] media-tv/mythtv-0.23.1_p27077  USE="alsa css dbus mmx
>>> perl python tiff (-altivec) -autostart -debug -directv -dvb -faad -fftw
>>> -ieee1394 -jack -lcd -lirc -pulseaudio -vdpau -xvmc" VIDEO_CARDS="via
>>> -nvidia" 0 kB
>> Some odd choices here.  You have an HVR-1950, but you are compiling
>> without DVB support.  That means you won't be able to record digital
>> broadcasts on that tuner.  You are compiling with with 'via', but not
>> 'xvmc'.  The old low power VIA systems were pretty much worthless
>> without XvMC, and of limited worth with it.  Most people have long since
>> written them off and upgraded.  What hardware are you trying to run this on?
> With the new build of mythtv (with xvmc and dvb use flags) I still can't
> watch LiveTV.

I wasn't actually suggesting you use XvMC, rather than typically users 
running on underpowered VIA systems can't to much at all without it.  
Your playback logs actually suggest you have Intel video, rather than 
VIA, anyway.

The DVB flag is only needed since the HVR-1950 is a digital tuner.  Your 
previous PVR-250 was not, so you weren't missing anything by having that 
flag disabled.

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