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Old 04-30-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
tongliu8
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how to scan channels in xawtv and motv ?


I have installed xawtv (version 3.94). I started motv but didn't know how to scan the channels first. According to the manpage, under the Options menu, there should be Channels (scan) item. But I cannot find it. Where did it go ?

Can anybody tell me how to scan channels now in this version of xawtv ?

Thanks
 
Old 04-30-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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Re: how to scan channels in xawtv and motv ?

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I have installed xawtv (version 3.94). I started motv but didn't know how to scan the channels first. According to the manpage, under the Options menu, there should be Channels (scan) item. But I cannot find it. Where did it go ?

Can anybody tell me how to scan channels now in this version of xawtv ?

Thanks
Use the scantv package that you should have installed as well.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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But scantv is no longer included in the xawtv package.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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But scantv is no longer included in the xawtv package.
It is still in the original tarball for 3.94 on the website. Maybe it is like in my distribution Debian and it is a separate package like I first suggested you install. How did you install anyways and what distro are you running?
 
Old 04-30-2005, 11:03 PM   #5
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I am using RedHat9. I only installed xawtv package, (xawtv-3.94.tar.gz from the same place as you mentioned).
This is the list of all I got under /usr/local/bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 48400 Apr 30 23:55 webcam
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 76584 Apr 30 23:55 v4l-info
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 24972 Apr 30 23:55 v4l-conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 79540 Apr 30 23:55 streamer
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10996 Apr 30 23:55 showriff
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11512 Apr 30 23:55 showqt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19316 Apr 30 23:55 record
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14392 Apr 30 23:55 radio
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 133724 Apr 30 23:55 fbtv
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4292 Apr 30 23:55 dump-mixers
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6612 Apr 30 23:56 xawtv-remote
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 224048 Apr 30 23:56 xawtv
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 83800 Apr 30 23:56 v4lctl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1734 Apr 30 23:56 subtitles
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16104 Apr 30 23:56 rootv
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10884 Apr 30 23:56 propwatch
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 55232 Apr 30 23:56 pia
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12472 Apr 30 23:56 ntsc-cc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 252576 Apr 30 23:56 motv
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4096 Apr 30 23:56 .

You may be right, but where can I find that seperate scantv package ?
Thanks

Last edited by tongliu8; 04-30-2005 at 11:05 PM.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 11:56 PM   #6
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Originally posted by tongliu8
I am using RedHat9. I only installed xawtv package, (xawtv-3.94.tar.gz from the same place as you mentioned).
This is the list of all I got under /usr/local/bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 48400 Apr 30 23:55 webcam
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 76584 Apr 30 23:55 v4l-info
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 24972 Apr 30 23:55 v4l-conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 79540 Apr 30 23:55 streamer
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10996 Apr 30 23:55 showriff
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11512 Apr 30 23:55 showqt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19316 Apr 30 23:55 record
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14392 Apr 30 23:55 radio
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 133724 Apr 30 23:55 fbtv
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4292 Apr 30 23:55 dump-mixers
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6612 Apr 30 23:56 xawtv-remote
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 224048 Apr 30 23:56 xawtv
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 83800 Apr 30 23:56 v4lctl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1734 Apr 30 23:56 subtitles
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16104 Apr 30 23:56 rootv
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10884 Apr 30 23:56 propwatch
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 55232 Apr 30 23:56 pia
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12472 Apr 30 23:56 ntsc-cc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 252576 Apr 30 23:56 motv
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4096 Apr 30 23:56 .

You may be right, but where can I find that seperate scantv package ?
Thanks
Thats weird it looks like you have near everything but the scantv it should have been built when you compiled. Did you see anything about it when your issued the ./configure, make and make install? One more thing in the README in the tarball it says you can make a .rpm by using the command rpm -ta xawtv-3.94.tar.gz on the tarball and then install so you may want to try that to see how it works out.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 09:38 AM   #7
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After I changed tuner=39 in /etc/modules.conf, everything is working now
alias char-major-81 bttv
options bttv card=10 tuner=39

I don't even need to scan the channel. It seems there is a channels-frequency mapping hard coded somewhere. Maybe it is a config file somewhere.

Both xawtv and tvtime are working fine.
 
  


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