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Old 09-29-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Please help me with this tv tuner card hauppauge pvr150 on Mandriva 2008.1 Powerpack x64. I would like to watch tv on linux with it (on Windows I had BeyondTV). Step by step tutorial would be very nice, especially on mythtv part, what to download, what to install and such steps... Also I have found tvtime preinstalled on powerpack, but it looks like it doesn't work with hauppauge pvr150, but if it is possible to work, then I'd like to use tvtime, cause I need only to watch tv. If not then mythtv.

Thanks again and sorry for my poor english

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Old 09-29-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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Please help me with this tv tuner card hauppauge pvr150 on Mandriva 2008.1 Powerpack x64. I would like to watch tv on linux with it (on Windows I had BeyondTV). Step by step tutorial would be very nice, especially on mythtv part, what to download, what to install and such steps...
Here is a link to Fedora Myth(TV)ology. I know you are installing on Mandriva, but the person maintaining this HOWTO has the most information on setting up Hauppage PVR150s. It should give you enough information to get you started.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 06:36 AM   #3
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Here is a link to Fedora Myth(TV)ology. I know you are installing on Mandriva, but the person maintaining this HOWTO has the most information on setting up Hauppage PVR150s. It should give you enough information to get you started.
Thank you, I've read whole thing, but it is too much for me... maybe there is easier way to watch tv than installing mythtv? (not vlc)
 
Old 09-30-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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Thank you, I've read whole thing, but it is too much for me... maybe there is easier way to watch tv than installing mythtv?
Well, I was not clear, but I was not recommending that you actually install MythTV. However, that link has important information on how to get ivtv working. Once that is working, I believe you can use mplayer (or vlc) to playback video from "/dev/video1" (or whatever it gets named).

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Old 09-30-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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Well, I was not clear, but I was not recommending that you actually install MythTV. However, that link has important information on how to get ivtv working. Once that is working, I believe you can use mplayer (or vlc) to playback video from "/dev/video1" (or whatever it gets named).
It looks like powerpack has already taken care of ivtv... I just need to watch tv with some software that has some gui to change channels...
 
Old 09-30-2008, 04:30 PM   #6
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It looks like powerpack has already taken care of ivtv... I just need to watch tv with some software that has some gui to change channels...
Poking around on the web shows that mplayer should be able to play the output of a PVR 150. However, I do not know how you are going to get a GUI for changing channels without using MythTV.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 06:59 AM   #7
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Poking around on the web shows that mplayer should be able to play the output of a PVR 150. However, I do not know how you are going to get a GUI for changing channels without using MythTV.
So I suppose my only option is MythTV...
 
Old 10-02-2008, 10:13 AM   #8
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So I suppose my only option is MythTV...
You can write a GUI that sends commands to mplayer. Search sourceforge.net first to see if someone already did that.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 05:03 PM   #9
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ivtv comes with some utilities that allow you to do command your card. You can put the commands into a script file and initiate with an icon on your desktop.

to select composite 1:
ivtvctl -p 2

to tune to NZ Channel 1:
ivtv-tune -tnewzealand -c1

to tune to 224.250MHz
ivtv-tune -f 224.250
 
Old 10-04-2008, 05:16 PM   #10
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Other options are xawtv and xdtv. If you get an error from either of these that complains about XFree86-DGA, then you're pretty much out of luck.
 
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My experience is that xawtv does not work with pvr150 cards. I use mplayer:

mplayer -vf pp=lb /dev/video0
 
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My experience is that xawtv does not work with pvr150 cards. I use mplayer:

mplayer -vf pp=lb /dev/video0
John, thanks for solving a problem of mine. I figured that if you could get this to run mplayer, I could too. As it turned out, I had installed a bad copy of firmware.

And, you're right: xawtv doesn't work.
 
  


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