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Installation issues / Re: HVR-4000
« on: December 11, 2009, 07:56:30 pm »
J, thanks for linking there.

Been there done that over 15 times the last 2 weeks :-) First with the liplianin repo then with stock v4l-dvb drivers using mercurial.
Also, and I think important to notice, the HVR-4000 WORKS 100% (dvb-t) SOUND & VISION with Kaffeine (tested before installing LMCE).
So unless someone tells me my reasoning is incorrect, I figure the problem finally lies with Myth, and not in kernel or drivers.

I have never used VDR yet, but will give it a shot one off the next days, perhaps it will work with VDR?


P.S. Next week satellite should be delivered, so I hope to test this with HVR-4000 too.


Users / 0810 - screenshot -HOWTO?
« on: December 11, 2009, 09:37:32 am »

What method can be used to make screenshots from 0810 running?
Specifically during mythtv-setup I'd like to be able to make screenshots.

Thanks for your advice,


Installation issues / Re: HVR-4000
« on: December 11, 2009, 09:30:11 am »
Maverick, thanks for hopping in;
I'm configuring from the computing screen - I've learned that from Phenigma a couple of posts ago :-)

No, I believe the problem lies within MythTV 0.22
As before installing LMCE / Myth 0.22 I have tested the HVR-4000 functionality with Kaffeine. To me this proves that the kernel and the 4vl-dvb drivers work well together. -> channel scanning works, viewing with sound works too.

In previous setups I had problems with myth to be able to see / identify /  open the adapters. This was solved by using the computing way and not directly in KDE.


Installation issues / HVR-4000 - SOLVED
« on: December 10, 2009, 11:16:27 am »
Hi all,

Done some extensive installation testing with this Hauppauge TV card.
My best results are as follows:
- 0810 stock DVD install, all updates installed
- 4vl-dvb with hg clone
- installed Kaffeine

=> Kaffeine will succesfully do channel search and play dvb-t
=> MythTV 0.22 will recognize HVR-4000, will also properly recognize the adapters
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  [   13.048647] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Conexant CX24116/CX24118)...
   [   13.048939] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 1 (Conexant CX22702 DVB-T)...

MythTV is unable to perform a channel scan.

1. Should this be reported into TRAC?
2. Any MythTV guru's that can point me to further Myth command line wizardry to see what's happening?


Users / Re: AAC multi-channel to AC3 on-the-fly re-encode with Xine?
« on: December 10, 2009, 10:54:36 am »
OK, that explains why there is no audio when playing theese 5.1 clips :

I would also prefer option 2 ;)



This intrigues me.
I just downloaded and tested 4 of those trailers:

I tested all 4 in 2 different ways:
- XP using VLC, connected with spdif to my TX-DS939 Amp. -> All 4 playing with sound. (could not check surround, as only L+R speakers are connected)
- put all the above in LMCE (spdif to NR-906) -> the 3 first ones all playing with sound & surround, the last one is the only one with no sound playing over spdif.


Users / Re: AAC multi-channel to AC3 on-the-fly re-encode with Xine?
« on: December 09, 2009, 10:36:35 pm »

I don't agree there;
What I mean is today's apparatus are so multi-capable most people are already happy when sound & vision is coming out. I for one don't always know whether a source is DTS or Dolby. Call me geeky, but I find it interesting to know and verify that my equipment is playing DTS rather than Dolby e.g.
Another point e.g is video codecs - maybe all this stuff is crystal clear to you, but certainly not to me.
E.g. my tv comany's cable box is set to output 1080i or p, but if you receive only 720 then my Aquos will still report 1080 from the cable box... So who's fooling who?
True that this information will only be handy while setting up or testing.

Thanks once more for LinuxMCE and your input. I'll be glad to help where I can.


Users / Re: AAC multi-channel to AC3 on-the-fly re-encode with Xine?
« on: December 09, 2009, 10:20:50 pm »
Not sure if this is of any help, Onkyo seems to support AAC.
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Onkyo presents TX-SA505, a 7.1-channel amplifier supporting Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DST, DTS-ES, AAC, Dolby NR Professional Logic IIx, and DTS 96/24 sound processors. It incorporate “Theater-Dimensional” technology which create 5.1-channel sound from only 2 speakers. Other features include 7×100W (6Ω), 24bit/192kHz (DAC), and Audyssey 2EQ that provides advanced precision on each speaker. Everything sounds great… but nothing’s perfect. FYI, TX-SA505 Amp doesn’t come with HDMI port… too bad…
I have two Onk's an old one and a new(er) one. If I can be of any help in testing something just let me know.
If I'm not mistaken on my machine I can redirect any physical input to any other pre-amp input but I haven't really played around too much with this.

You'd have to fill me in about on the fly encoding from AAC to AC3 or DTS, but I'm very interested in this matter too.
I do hope to hook up my NR-906 one of the next days... Still busy getting my HVR-4000 up, and S2 is around the corner (waiting for me to pick up in the shop.. :-) )

I would also be interested in finding a solution to have more control over the various channels, auto level equalisation and such.
Also displaying codec information via LCDproc would be extremely nice...



Thx for replying  ;)



Thanks for posting;
Could you point out another way to switch back from KDE to LinuxMCE Orbiter as an alternative?



First off thanks for clarifying - This sure HELPS A LOT.
1. Indeed, despite being a long time LMCE addict, I never knew about choosing myth-setup via the COMPUTING menu!
2. The lmce-activate-orbiter-plasmoid does it's job perfectly - So thanks for that too :-)

Is it only me - or is this lacking in documentation? (I did just check the wiki, but found no clear pointers)

Short update about HVR-4000:
Running mythtv-setup from the computing menu did indeed allow to access the adapter.
Channel scanning did not result in any channel - although manually "scan -f 1" does give me channels.

Can anybody point out 'other' ways of testing DVB-T (or other) to support solving TV watching?
up to know I have used:
- dvb-utils -> scan
- kaffeine (but this is only practical BEFORE LMCE is installed)

Is there a command to check or read out the HAUPPAUGE firmware verion?

In the mean time I have switched the HVR-4000 for the HVR-1110 and I can confirm that this works out of the box :-)

Thanks a lot!


Hi all,

First off a BIG THANK YOU to all the guys, people, devs that keep making this happen!

A couple of questions / remarks:
DISCLAIMER: these questions / remarks are intended to be positive and helpfull (if not to myself then ... )
They have been gathered and verified over multiple installs.
However, if fellow LinuxMCE users find these to be incorrect please do post your findings.

MAIN QUESTION: How do fellow LinuxMCE users configure MythTV for first time use? (mythtv-setup)

Today, after many, many, many retrials I finally managed to get 0810 beta2 installed on my M3N78-EM (asus) mobo.

  • As each Kubuntu install imperatively creates 'a' first user (I called mine linuxmce :-) )
    how does LinuxMCE install treat this user? Or, does LinuxMCE install create a new user to be used in running    LinuxMCE? Why I ask this? During the many installs I went through, each and every time I had to adjust membership of users. If not, mythtv-setup would not run properly.
  • Running mythtv-setup from a terminal shows "kdesu command not found" [kdesudo is found (?)]
  • Running sudo updatedb.conf errors out:
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updatedb:/etc/updatedb.conf:4: unknown variable `exit'
    A small edit of updatedb.conf solves this.[/li]
  • minor issue: after LinuxMCE install ALT-F2 is broken in KDE

On to LinuxMCE related stuff:
- After entering KDE - How can one properly get back to LinuxMCE Orbiter?
- I've recently learned about /usr/pluto/bin/
How is a user supposed to run mythtv-setup if mythtv-backend can't be stopped without Restart_MythBackend doing its thing?
- In my case, in Belgium, using dvb-t and a Hauppauge HVR-4000 we have to use a workaround to get program information into mythconverg (mc2xml)
- With the new myth 0.22 version, multiple frontends are supported (THANK YOU!!)
However, after killing restart_mythbackend, after stopping myth-backend and entering mythtv-setup, I am
100% able to choose the correct /dev/dvb/adapterN/frontendN. Problem is the adapter is not recognized, so scanning channels is impossible.
- When leaving myth-setup there is a warning like:
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"Path /home/user_1/data/pvr does not exist" solve?This path off course does exist, but the initial user has no permission...

For testing purposes I installed dvb-utils and a copy of my local be-Schoten file (scan info file)
Scanning proceeds succesfully:
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  linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ sudo scan -f 1 ~/be-Schoten > channels.conf
   scanning /home/linuxmce/be-Schoten
   using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend1' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
   initial transponder 506000000 0 2 9 3 1 0 0
   0x0000 0x1090: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Klara continuo (running)
   0x0000 0x1080: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- MNM (running)
   0x0000 0x1070: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Studio Brussel (running)
   0x0000 0x1060: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Klara (running)
   0x0000 0x1040: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Radio 1 (running)
   0x0000 0x1050: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Radio 2 (running)
   0x0000 0x1010: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- EEN (running)
   0x0000 0x1020: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Canvas/Ketnet (running)
   0x0000 0x10b0: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Canvas+/Ketnet+ (running)
   0x0000 0x10a0: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Sporza (running)
   0x0000 0x10c0: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- Nieuws+ (running)
   0x0000 0x10d0: pmt_pid 0x0000 VRT -- MNM hits (running)
   Network Name 'VRTmux1'
   0x0001 0x1090: pmt_pid 0x1090 VRT -- Klara continuo (running)
   0x0001 0x1080: pmt_pid 0x1080 VRT -- MNM (running)
   0x0001 0x1070: pmt_pid 0x1070 VRT -- Studio Brussel (running)
   0x0001 0x1060: pmt_pid 0x1060 VRT -- Klara (running)
   0x0001 0x1040: pmt_pid 0x1040 VRT -- Radio 1 (running)
   0x0001 0x1050: pmt_pid 0x1050 VRT -- Radio 2 (running)
   0x0001 0x1010: pmt_pid 0x1010 VRT -- EEN (running)
   0x0001 0x1020: pmt_pid 0x1020 VRT -- Canvas/Ketnet (running)
   0x0001 0x10b0: pmt_pid 0x10b0 VRT -- Canvas+/Ketnet+ (running)
   0x0001 0x10a0: pmt_pid 0x10a0 VRT -- Sporza (running)
   0x0001 0x10c0: pmt_pid 0x10c0 VRT -- Nieuws+ (running)
   0x0001 0x10d0: pmt_pid 0x10d0 VRT -- MNM hits (running)
   Network Name 'VRTmux1'
   dumping lists (24 services)

So to me this seems like SOUND PROOF that the HVR-4000 is properly registered and functioning.

I really do hope I (stupid me!) missed something here, as this is REALLY REALLY close to WORKING!
So once more: THANK YOU


Installation issues / Re: 0810 - Mythtv AND Vdr?
« on: November 30, 2009, 07:10:56 pm »
Andrew, thanks for clarifying.
Once you put it this way, it's obvious.


Installation issues / Re: 0810 - Mythtv AND Vdr?
« on: November 30, 2009, 04:54:20 pm »
True, but don't forget that the only goal is to get the HVR-4000 up & running in
LMCE :-)

Installation issues / Update Hauppauge HVR-4000 working - 0904
« on: November 30, 2009, 03:39:53 pm »
Okay - update time :-)
Finally after repetitive installs and trials found '1' post on MythTVtalk forum confirming 0904 and HVR-4000 running out of the box.
As kind of a last resort I did:
- fresh install of 0904 (Kubuntu)
- installed nvidia 185.19 drivers (no vdpau, yet)
- checked dmesg -> HVR-4000 properly registered
- put in place my (our) dvb-adapter1  init script to create /dev/dvb/adapter1
- tested with Kaffeine -> all visible and running (dvb-t & sound)
- installed stock mythtv
- and YES - MYTHTV was able to scan for channels!!

Some details:
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*** uname -a
    linuxmce@dcerouter:/dev/dvb$ uname -a
    Linux dcerouter 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

*** myth --version
    linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ apt-cache policy mythtv-backend
    Installed: 0.21.0+fixes19961-0ubuntu8
    Candidate: 0.21.0+fixes19961-0ubuntu8
    Version table:
    *** 0.21.0+fixes19961-0ubuntu8 0
    500 jaunty/multiverse Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

*** eeprom version (source dmesg)
    [    9.895101] tveeprom 0-0050: Hauppauge model 69009, rev B2D3, serial# 6246045                                                                   
    [    9.895170] tveeprom 0-0050: MAC address is 00-0D-FE-5F-4E-9D                                                                                   
    [    9.895233] tveeprom 0-0050: tuner model is Philips FMD1216MEX (idx 133, type 78)                                                               
    [    9.895312] tveeprom 0-0050: TV standards PAL(B/G) PAL(I) SECAM(L/L') PAL(D/D1/K) ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0xf4)                                 
    [    9.895396] tveeprom 0-0050: audio processor is CX882 (idx 33)                                                                                   
    [    9.897550] tveeprom 0-0050: decoder processor is CX882 (idx 25)                                                                                 
    [    9.897613] tveeprom 0-0050: has radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter   

Thanks for all your input!!


Installation issues / Re: 0810 - Mythtv AND Vdr?
« on: November 30, 2009, 08:30:34 am »

Thanks for replying;
I follow your reasoniing, no problem. One could, if need be, off course think of TV1 -> calling X & TV2 -> calling Y.But that is not the issue.
I would just possibly install next to each other for testing and learning purposes.

What struck me though, referring to Kaffeine, is that once you install Kaffeine AFTER MythtTV, the TV section totally disappears from Kaffeine...
And as far as 'easy' testing is concerned, it would be rather easy to have Kaffeine co-function next to MythTV - Using it from within KDE of course, not from within LMCE.


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