[lug] Re: ivtv: now what?

Calvin Dodge caldodge at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 12:52:42 MDT 2007

On 6/5/07, steve at badcheese.com <steve at badcheese.com> wrote:
> If mplayer shows snow, then you recorded snow.  :)
> It's possible that your capture card is sending one input to /dev/video0
> and another input to /dev/video1, etc ...  Need to read-up on the driver
> and find out which input you need to listen to.

You need to set the input device. For example, when I set my PVR-500
for MythTV, it listed 5 possible inputs for each tuner (the PVR-500
has 2), including TV tuner, S-video, and composite (one of which
apparently corresponds to the 3 component RCA jacks).

I'm sorry - I don't know exactly what ivtv command and option to use,
since I let MythTV handle that.

But if the "v4l2-ctl" command is handy, you might try "v4l2-ctl -i n"
(where n=1 or higher), and try recording after each invocation of that
command. (if it's like my PVR-500, "0" is the TV tuner)


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