[mythtv-users] Australian HOWTO?
zaakiy at nticon.com.au
Wed Nov 3 23:22:23 UTC 2004
I'm a Linux newb, although have tinkered over the years here and there.
3 year old VIA motherboard with FC2, PVR-350. tv_grab_au required some experimentation. Am using the online tractor parts tv_grab_au.
I am very curious about whether tv-grab-au-d1 works better - has anyone tried d1.com.au's tv-grab-au-d1? I know both grabbers get data off the D1 website, but was wondering if the D1 grabber does a better job in terms of providing program descriptions...any comments?
Like Glenn, it took me 4 builds from scratch to get things working. The first 3 tries involved following the MythTV Howto, the fourth try involved following Jarod's guide. So, use Jarod's guide.
Having some trouble with LIRC, but will go over what I have done to see if any mistakes made, plus I saw a couple of posts that should help with this.
Gotten TV-Out working, but only for TV output; next step is to try getting X to display on the TV using the PVR-350's TV out...wish me luck!
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of Glenn Corbett
Sent: Thu 4/11/2004 7:55 AM
To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Australian HOWTO?
Didn't realise there were so many Aussies using Myth *grin*
Anyways, my setup
Using a Shuttle SB52G2 - From any Shuttle Distributor
Onboard video and Sound - crappy, but not really using it anyway (sits in a
Celeron 2.6ghz, 1gb RAM - Got em at the local PC Fairs
80gb Boot Drive - Out of my X-Box
200gb Drive for Local Video Storage - PC Fairs Again
3tb remote drive for remote video storage
Nebula DigiTV PCI - Local reseller www.digitalnow.com.au
Fedora Core 2
Used the Jarod Wilson guide (had to expand on the instructions a bit since
I'm a bit of a Linux n00b).
Initial setup was quite painful, think it took me about 4 full rebuilds,
each time getting a bit closer to the mark. Most of that was due to my
Linux n00bness I'm sure, and not knowing exactly where to put files etc.
The actual MythTV setup was probably the smoothest part of the whole
Jarod Wilson's guide is probably one of the better ones out there, however
there was a reasonable bit of implied Linux knowledge in parts. There is
also a number of places you need to go get components (such as tv_grab_au),
therefore at some point you need to veer away from jarods guide to finish
After all of that, my setup now works very well except for the recent
cant-get-the-damn-epg-data-anymore episode. I've also pressed the X-Box
into service as a MythTV front end. Works great, and watching tv on the
x-box is always nice to confuse people *grin*.
Only real outstanding problem I have is getting videos from the myth box
back out onto my pc platform, primarily so I can hang onto videos whilst not
filling up the myth box. As with Linux, nothing is impossible.
What I'd do different:
- Probably change the PC case. The shuttle is an excellent form factor,
but due to the size of videos I'd probably want to put in a couple of 300's
or something, which the shuttle case doesn't really work for.
- Probably get some Linux help. Whilst I did end up getting MythTV working
correctly, I'm sure there are a couple of things I did wrong that are still
- Also get a DVB-S card. I may end up doing this shortly anyway, to get the
FTA Satelite stuff.
>From: "Geoff O'Callaghan" <geoffocal at optushome.com.au>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Australian HOWTO?
>Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 20:50:33 +1100
>Sorry if this is approaching a FAQ, but i'm a newbie with this. What
>i'm looking for are any docs/howtos from an Australian perspective.
>What gear have you purchased locally, what works, what's rubbish etc.
>What would you buy 2nd time around.
>If it's too off topic or an often repeated request and don't feel the
>list needs any more emails like this, please email to me direct - i'd
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
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