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Users / VDR deinterlacing
« on: June 18, 2008, 02:44:19 pm »
I have a "combed" screen when watching TV through VDR. My DVD's play without this, so it must be a VDR deinterlacing problem.

I found the VDR setup.conf in /var/lib/vdr/
Which contains the options: "" and "" but I'm not sure what best to set these to (nor the parameters that are accepted)

My video out is dvi to hdmi @ 1080p using UI2 masked

Users / VDR has died...
« on: June 07, 2008, 10:14:17 am »
I managed to get my final install of lmce Up how i wanted it, got a channels.conf for my dvb-t and s cards and told vdr to use th dvb-t conf for now in lmce admin to see how it went.
I chose tv from th lmce menu and got a picture.
However, the channels list was incomplete and not in the order of the channels.conf. No epg either!
Anyway, i tried pausing and rewinding live tv (which did work after a few seconds) and then turned my media centre off for the day.
Next day when i came back to it, booted up, clicked tv and the screen froze. So i entered kde and ran vdr from terminal. It failed saying it could not read timers. So i cleared the line in the vdr timers conf that appeared to relate to the program i paused the day before. Vdr then restarted in konsole without errors.
Returned to lmce, selected tv, and the screen still freezes.
Tried rebooting, and then cleared timers from vdradmin web interface. But still tv in lmce wont work.
The only thing i can think is that something is messed up with the recording timer in lmce. So firstly, how can i clear the recording timers in lmce?
I can't rule out that it may be a xine problem either, so secondly, how do i run vdr to display on xine in kde or from the konsole?
Many thanks in advance

Users / VDR Plugins How-to?
« on: May 27, 2008, 12:11:51 pm »

I want to get some plugins for VDR running on x64 LMCE, one of which is the lcdproc plugin. I am not 100% on what I should do to compile plugins in LMCE.

I have read this how-to but don't really understand what the VDR sources are, where the "<your_vdr_src_dir>/PLUGINS/src" is, or whether I need to patch the plugin sources as well.

I also notice that the link for the x64 pre-built deb package is no longer available, so can't do it the easy way :-)

I would be greatful if someone could give me a comprehensive step by step on this.


Users / Hauppauge Nova-HD-S2?
« on: April 30, 2008, 08:57:48 am »
Does anyone know if this card is functioning in linux? And more particularly, working in the LMCE VDR version?

If anyone does have this working in LMCE, does it provide full S2 or only basic functionality? (e.g. S only)


Installation issues / Enabling Vsync
« on: March 31, 2008, 12:25:03 am »

I have a nVidia xfx 7300 gt and cannot seem to get rid of video tearing.

I have ticked all the boxes in nvidia settings relating to vsync and ticked the vsync box in the mythtv playback setings, I have also tried the latest envy driver but still get quite bad tearing.

I have been using the UI2 with alpha blending so (as suggested on this forum) changed to UI2 masked, but still I get bad tearing. I also closed the orbiter and tried running myth from KDE, but still no improvement.

Is there a special way to prevent tearing? Or is it just that my hardware isn't up to perfect vsync (see below for full list)?

Anybody not getting tearing with their setup?

Users / UIRT repeat commands
« on: March 26, 2008, 07:47:28 pm »
After checking through the forum, I can see that this issue has been brought up before e.g.

However, I haven't found a resolution.

I have a sky box controlled by a USB UIRT. I can view my sky channels through myth tv and, when I ask it to, it attempts to change channels on my sky box.

The problem is, the UIRT sends too many commands to change channel, and so is useless!

Has anyone resolved this??

Developers / Starting command-line driver from LMCE
« on: March 23, 2008, 10:54:02 am »
This is a question for the devs,

I there a way to start a driver for within LMCE automatically without having to enter KDE and run it from the command line?

I need to start a driver for a device listed in LMCE, but the driver depends on the device starting in LMCE before it is run so that entering the driver command in an init script doesn't work (because the init script is loaded before the devices in LMCE).

More specifically, I have set up a vfd display device in LMCE. I then have an external lcdproc client (see that pipes information from the vfd device in LMCE to lcdproc. If the device in LMCE hasn't started then the client exits with error.

I had a similar problem getting the wiimote to run automatically on boot without manually running the driver from a command-line.

Any suggestions on getting LMCE to run commands for drivers near the end of the boot cycle would be appreciated



Users / USB-UIRT - How many av devices?
« on: March 20, 2008, 04:18:04 pm »
I want to be able to control my tv, amp and skybox using ir (as they all lack serial ports)

I have ordered a UIRT, but will this control all three av devices?

I know the UIRT has a jack to connect a third ir-emitter, but does this run the same as one of the ir emitters in the box?

Users / STB with PVR-500 problem
« on: March 18, 2008, 02:02:14 pm »

Has anyone successfully set up an external STB (like a sky box) connected via s-video (or componant a/v) to a PVR-500 (PVR-150 will be the same)??

I am having trouble figuring out how to watch my sky box on LMCE.
I have added my sky box as an av device (external satellite box) and specified in the device to use my pvr's s-video input as the video pipe.

I have a 'SKY' button on my orbiter media menu, but when I click it I just lose the media menu and the flikr slide show continues showing.

Do I need to set mythtv up to use my pvr inputs?

At the moment, I am just figuring out how to display the STB av. I have ordered a UIRT to control my STB with the view of being able to set recording times for sky-tv programs.

Is there a way to get the epg for sky tv? Can anyone provide a comprehensive 'how to' from experience of having a similar set-up?

Many thanks in advance!

Users / Philips ir transceiver as UIRT substitute?
« on: March 15, 2008, 04:22:10 pm »
I found this ->

It says the transceiver is mce standard - does that mean it will show up the same as an mce ir transceiver in LMCE?

I would rather buy this from the UK than the UIRT from the US!

Anyone have this? or know if it works??


Users / Setting up LIRC ir sending for sky box
« on: March 01, 2008, 11:37:11 am »
Ok, I have a 'homebrew' ir sender that connects to my pc's rs232 serial port see
I want to control my UK SKY digibox with it through mythtv (and perhaps then attempt the same in another install with VDR). I have a lircd.conf file for my sky remote and have installed lirc to use the ir sender. However, I dont know how to test this.

Now I have hit a wall. Has anyone managed success in doing this? Do I need to set up a device template for a sky box (av equip) and / or the ir sender?

Any guide will be great


Users / Sky Tv and VDR?
« on: February 05, 2008, 02:01:32 pm »
Has anyone got a (UK) sky digibox running through LMCE?

I found this thread stating the ability for VDR to control a digibox:

But not too sure if it works in LMCE.
Also I thought VDR only liked DVB cards, but assume that you need a PVR type card to connect to any external sky box.

I have just ordered an RS232 ir emmitter so I can give it a try, but before I commit to VDR over Myth, has anyone got this working???

Users / HD / Blu-ray Drive
« on: January 07, 2008, 02:23:20 pm »
Does LMCE 0710 support HD / Blu-ray DVD playback??

I looking at getting this drive :

Any ideas if it is supported??

I have a Athlon 5600+ processor, 1gb PC6200 DDR2 Ram, and GeForce 7300gt Graphics, so I assume it can handle HD


Users / Nokia N95 as orbiter?
« on: November 09, 2007, 10:42:23 pm »
Is anyone using the Nokia N95 (8GB) as a remote orbiter?

Its a symbian 60, but doesn't seem to want to install the orbiter software!

Users / New update
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:36:00 pm »
I notice there is a new update available - 'Update with fixes for Update Media, MythTV Plug-in and the Launch Manager'

What does it fix exactly? Any of the recently posted problems with myth? (eg

And how do I install it (I haven't been prompted to install an update in LMCE)

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