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djkoelkast

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Problems with PCTV & Xvid videos
« on: September 08, 2007, 02:46:07 pm »
Hi,

I just installed Linux MCE with the 2 cd version (the latest).
It works great but when I insert a cd with an .avi (xvid) file it does nothing but telling me there is a cd inserted.
Then when I want to play it (media > manage drives > play) it tells me there are no files or it is not capable of playing...

Next problem is it doesn't detect my Pinnacle PCTV Stereo PCI card. Also MythTV keeps saying:

MythTV is already using all available inputs for the channel you selected (etc.)
but I don't use anything at all yet... Also when I enter the setup menu I have 2-3 seconds before this message comes back again and then it returns to the main menu. When doing nothing for abot 20 seconds it says: MythTV is having problems. Reset the backend?

Please help me out on this

chris33f

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Re: Problems with PCTV & Xvid videos
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 03:12:32 pm »
Hi,
I do have the same problem with my Pinnacle PCTV Rave (PCI)...
Any clue ?

chris33f

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Re: Problems with PCTV & Xvid videos
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 05:17:48 pm »
Have a look at this PCTV Rave with MythTV :
http://pvrhw.goldfish.org/tiki-view_pvrent.php?systemid=Geidi
I guess it should work within LMCE !?

chris33f

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Re: Problems with PCTV & Xvid videos
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 10:12:23 am »
I made it work almost.
I have the video but no sound yet
Go in the computing tab and select software/mythtv, then browse all menus
I am in France so the default values are wrong since configured for the US. I used the DVD install since the CD install fails http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=1942.15
My capture device is V4L:/dev/video0 Input Television
Then you need to create a video source, configure with the basics, no teletext... for me it's SECAM
Then in the last menu just choose the capture device and the video source and scan for channels : it works !
Next step is sound...
by default it's set to /dev/dsp, and the audio output of my PCTV is wired to the audio input of the sound board... still have to investigate.
If anyone has an idea in the meantime....

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Re: Problems with PCTV & Xvid videos
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 02:09:19 am »
For sound, make sure (probably using alsamixer) that the linein on your sound card is not muted and has the volume up.

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Re: Problems with PCTV & Xvid videos
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 10:58:08 am »
I will check it thanks

elisabeth

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Re: Problems with PCTV & Xvid videos
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007, 10:25:18 pm »
I don't have sound either.

Did you guys manage to get it working?

Are you also experiencing quite bad (worse than normal) quality on the tv?

Elisabeth