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Old 07-12-2009, 10:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jazpaisley View Post
Im using Kubuntu 9.04 and VLC works on my Falcon2 TV tuner card
finaly I can watch TV on Kubuntu.
Do you have sound as well with this card? If so are you using the internal 10 pin connector? Mine lacks as I purchased the card secondhand. I'm able to get video using vlc with pvr as the capture method, and I've checked to make sure nothing in alsa is muted. I assume the static that I see with vlc is the tv failing to pick anything up. Tvtime can not even open the device. Had a lot of frustration trying to get the falcon2 to work.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 03:07 AM   #17
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VLC with Falcon2 TV card

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Do you have sound as well with this card? If so are you using the internal 10 pin connector? Mine lacks as I purchased the card secondhand. I'm able to get video using vlc with pvr as the capture method, and I've checked to make sure nothing in alsa is muted. I assume the static that I see with vlc is the tv failing to pick anything up. Tvtime can not even open the device. Had a lot of frustration trying to get the falcon2 to work.
Yes I have sound, and no I don't use the internal 10 pin conector

you need to installed aplication called ivtv-utils, to set the tv tuner to channel 3
after ivtv-utils installed, use terminal and type "sudo ivtv-tune --channel=3"
this will control the tuner and set it to channel 3 (61.25khz)

now when you run vlc, there are two things you need to set
1. the video path to /dev/video0
2. and the audio path to /dev/alsa

and click Play
 
Old 07-13-2009, 03:52 AM   #18
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You definitively don't need sudo to use ivtv-utils. Otherwise something is wrong with you installation. Like I mentioned before in this thread, give TV-Viewer a try. It is a complete frontend with many features. Be sure to install the latest development snapshot (0.8.1a1) or you may get the latest source code using my bazaar repo on sourceforge (similar to svn)
Code:
bazaar checkout bzr://tv-viewer.bzr.sourceforge.net/bzrroot/tv-viewer
This will create a directory "tv-viewer". Inside you will find the file README, open it and read it
After that've installed all dependencies just use
Code:
sudo ./tv-viewer_install.sh
Thats it, run the program with tv-viewer. Check the configuration first, then open the station-editor to create a station list. Now you can enjoy all features.
If you need any help you can join us, by using an irc client, on irc.freenonde.net channel #tv-viewer
Or you can use webchat.freenode.net

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