[mythtv-users] Installed PVR-250
phil at gravityhammer.com
Mon Jul 26 22:39:18 EDT 2004
Will Dormann wrote:
> Russ wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I just installed the PVR-250. It seems to be configured but when I
>> run KWinTV I get nothing. I want to make sure the thing works before
>> I go through the steps to install MythTV. I am running SuSE 9.0. Can
>> anyone give me a little hand? Any ideas?
> KWinTV is probably expecting YUV and the PVR-250 is providing MPEG2.
> Try the cat test and if that works, proceed.
> cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg
Thanks for the suggestion, however, my apologies, but I do not
understand exactly what you are suggesting I do. I gather that 'YUV' is
some form of file that KWinTV is looking for but what is the 'cat test'
and how do I do it?
what "cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg" will do is pull video directly from
your pvr-250 and write it to the file test.mpg located in the tmp directory.
you can then view this file to see if you are getting proper input.
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