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Old 10-26-2004, 09:14 PM   #16
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Lol, I'm sorry but I have no clue what digits you are talking about.
Numbers such as 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15.........

Read the manual. They can help you a lot.
Old 10-26-2004, 09:30 PM   #17
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PHP Code:
ryan@ubuntu:~ $ scantv
VIDIOC_G_STD(std=0x40095b6040015b94 [PAL_G,PAL_I,PAL_K,PAL_M,PAL_N,PAL_60,NTSC_M,?,SECAM_B,(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null)]): Invalid argument 
Read my post, it helps too. If you notice the outcome above, not very many numbers are being given. Something was messed up. Now if you did read my post and still somehow expect me to pull numbers from what I quoted above, then you are smoking crack. When the problem was fixed earlier today and I pointed it to a different video device, it showed up properly and I stopped asking

Oh and I did read the manual pages, it didn't mention much about invalid arguements and random words and a bunch of (null)s being spewed out at me, therefore I asked. Reading the posts properly before responding helps you seem more intelligent.

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Old 10-27-2004, 06:34 AM   #18
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a word of warning... tvtime looks nice, but will probably use between 15 and 25 percent of your CPU constantly.

xawtv will average cpu usage at around 0.5% typically.

not a particularly hard choice for me....
Old 10-27-2004, 01:31 PM   #19
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yeah, i noticed it was quite heavy in Mandrake so I used KDETV...but for some reason it seems to run nicer in Ubuntu. Lol, sometimes with computers when they do stupid things I just don't ask questions and just go along with it.
Old 02-09-2010, 09:53 PM   #20
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wintv non bttv card...

I have a wintv hvr 1600... one of the cards that will not work with mythtv, tvtime, or most of the other tv tuner software... sooo here is a quick script i wrote to allow you to watch tv with vlc. i have my dish network with my ubuntu system connected through the tuner 2 connection set to channel 73. just copy and past the following into a file and make it executable "chmod +x file" and then make a launcher on your desktop which points to that file... if you want to add more channels you can use
dvb-apps or iptv-utils to scan for channels and add them to a playlist in vlc. but this works for my needs.

NOTE: my tv tuner is video0 you may be video1 or some else all together.

#Disable mute if enabled
v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video0 --set-audio-input=0

#set channel to 73
ivtv-tune -c73

#launch VLC in PVR stream
vlc pvr:///dev/video0


bttv, tuner, tv, vlc, wintv

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