[mythtv-users] mythtv newcomer.. need help setting up live tv
eburrows at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 22:13:31 UTC 2004
here is my .aoundrc file if you guys need it (i am using my onboard soundcard)
so ALSA:hw:0,0 should work but it keeps resetting itself to /dev/dsp
On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:45:35 -0400, Evan Burrows <eburrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> ok guys,
> I really appreciate all the help you guys have given me so far.. I
> had a lot of progress last night. I set it up like you guys told me
> and i can now capture video and play it back through mplayer and
> through the pvr-350 tvout!! Unfortunately, i don't get any sound
> though on either. I read through a coupl other threads that have been
> going through the discussion group but still haven't figured it out.
> I used Jarods guide and configured alsa and i tried to set the capture
> card audio in mythtvsetup from /dev/dsp to ALSA:hw:0,0. But it doesn't
> save that result once i go back into the capture card detail it
> switches back to dev/dsp. How do i tell what device to use for audio
> I know this is a stupid question but right now i have my pvr350
> connected to my cable box via svideo. Does svideo transfer sound as
> well or do i have to do something with composite inputs and outputs
> too? I know... it is a really stupid question.
> When i do the test sound after settign up ALSA using Jarods guide i
> hear the sound through my computer speakers so i know that ALSA is
> thanks again for all your help guys
> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 11:51:42 -0600, John Erickson <jerickso at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 13:05:00 -0400, Evan Burrows <eburrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I am making this harder than it needs to be because i am really
> > > starting to confuse myself
> > Digital cable put you in the same situation as people who have
> > satellite dishes or other tuner-required setups. To get all of your
> > channels, you have to run through a different box first.
> > For your setup, you're looking to do something like this:
> > Wall -> Digital Cable Box -> MythTv (PVR-350)
> > Then the output of your PVR-350 can be connected to the TV. This
> > gives you all of the benefits of mythtv (timeshifting, livetv, etc).
> > The Digital Cable Box will have to be controlled by the MythTv PC.
> > This means the analog tuner in your PVR-350 doesn't do anything (I'd
> > suggest using the S-Video connection actually). This is usually
> > accomplished with some sort of serial cable or IR blaster that gives
> > channel change commands to the digital cable box.
> > All of this means that you lose your standard TV functionality of
> > channel surfing and directly interacting with the digital cable box
> > (via it's remote control). Instead you tell mythtv to do things for
> > you (it in turn tells the digital cable box to do things).
> > Hope this helps
> > -John
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