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Old 05-19-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on why mpeg encoder disappeared after reboot, AVerTV M150-D?

So I'm working on a sweet new setup for my mythtv setup. Cable in my apartment is still all analog, so I'm keeping my old Hauppauge card and I found an AVerMedia M150-D for a super low price. All in all my system has/will have the following.

1 NVidia FX 5200 (256MB AGP) - [Last part, in mail)
1 160 GB IDE Samsung Drive (Has the OS installed on it)
2 756 GB Hdd's (SATA)
1 Hauppauge Analog TV Tuner
1 AVerTV M150-D TV Tuner
1 GB DDR Ram
1 DVD/CD Burner

/dev/video0 = haupauge card
/dev/video1 = AVermedia Card without hardware mpeg encoding
/dev/video2 = AverMedia card with hardware mpeg encoding

Anyway, I've gotten Ubuntu server 10.04 Installed, with mythbuntu-desktop added on.

I have the haupauge TV Tuner working perfectly. I was following the instructions for setting up the AVerMedia, I got it working using /dev/video2 and it was capturing sound and recording mpegs as it should, /dev/video0 working for the Haupauge card that uses line in for sound etc etc.

Anyway, when I rebooted, my mythtv was showing only 1 encoder alive, it turned out to be that /dev/video2 had become unusable/unavailable.

Anyway, here is what I have found:
mitchj@servername:~$ sudo xawtv -hwscan
[sudo] password for mitchj: 
This is xawtv-3.95.dfsg.1, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.32-22-generic-pae)
looking for available devices
port 310-341
    type : Xvideo, image scaler
    name : NV17 Video Texture

/dev/video0: OK                         [ -device /dev/video0 ]
    type : v4l2
    name : BT878 video (Hauppauge (bt878))
    flags: overlay capture tuner 

/dev/video1: OK                         [ -device /dev/video1 ]
    type : v4l2
    name : ASUS PVR-416
    flags:  capture tuner 

/dev/video2: Invalid argument
I don't mind that the second card is detected as an Asus, it has done so the whole time, what bothers me is that /dev/video2 (which is the Hardware Mpeg Device for the AverMedia a.k.a Asus TV tuner is not showing up right; again it was working, I rebooted and then its unavailable. I go into mythtv-setup and it doesn't detect /dev/video2 and if I type it in it doesn't find anything.

I find it hard to believe that rebooting ruined hardware encoding for some reason, it has got to be something to do with software. Any help including suggestions, recommendations etc. would be quite appreciated.

mitchj@---:~$ sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P/E7210 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82875P/E7210 Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18GL [Quadro NVS 280 SD] (rev a2)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)
02:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
02:01.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
02:03.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
02:03.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [Audio Port] (rev 05)
02:03.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [MPEG Port] (rev 05)
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

Last edited by mitchell7man; 05-19-2010 at 02:00 AM.


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