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Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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VLC, DVB and Gentoo.


Right, I have my DVB device installed (it's under /dev/dvb/adapter0) and I have installed VLC with the DVB USE flag enabled.

When I go to File -> Open Capture Device -> DVB, there are a few fields...

Adapter - Default is 0, which I'm presuming is correct since my device is adapter0.

Transponder/multiplex frequency - ?

Transponder symbol rate in khz -?

I've tried with the default values and I get "Unable to open 'dvb://'" as an error message.

If anyone knows how the hell to use this, then I'd be deeply grateful.

Thanking you.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 02:26 PM   #2
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Hi, install linuxtv-dvb-apps, run
Code:
dvbscan -o zap /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/cz-Praha >> channels.conf
replacing cz-Praha by your location. then simply run
Code:
vlc channels.conf
Of course, you can scan the whole frequency scale, to do this, install w_scan and run :
Code:
w_scan -X >> channels.conf
(the -X is there so that channels.conf is in zap format, and not in vdr : VLC doesn't work with vdr format for me) Then you change channels in the playlist.

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Old 12-19-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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Erm... I've already done all that. Probably should've said. I've got it working on Kaffeine now, anyway. Thanks for the help!
 
Old 12-19-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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When I go to File -> Open Capture Device -> DVB, there are a few fields...
I supposed you just opened the device and had no idea what frequencies to input. For me, opening channels.conf in vlc is enough, no need to go through the capture device section.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 08:56 AM   #5
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I opened channels.conf and it didn't do anything.
 
  


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