[mythtv-users] AC3 recording for digital cable boxes.
devan.lippman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 12:59:18 EST 2005
On 11/2/05, Robert Macaulay <robert.macaulay at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a PVR 150 and a PVR 500 on my myth box. I have my digital cable
> plugged into one of these via svideo and RCA audio.
> My cable box has a digital output on it--coax, and my mythbox has 2
> digital ports. -- one optical and one digital. Its a nforce3 MB, w/ an
> onboard snd card using driver snd_intel8x0 identified as a CK8S. What makes
> me hopeful on this is the following
> mythbackend pcm0c # cat /proc/asound/pcm
> 00-00: Intel ICH : NVidia CK8S : playback 1 : capture 1
> 00-01: Intel ICH - MIC ADC : NVidia CK8S - MIC ADC : capture 1
> 00-02: Intel ICH - IEC958 : NVidia CK8S - IEC958 : playback 1
> mythbackend pcm0c # cat /proc/asound/devices
> 18: [0- 2]: digital audio playback
> 25: [0- 1]: digital audio capture
> 16: [0- 0]: digital audio playback
> 24: [0- 0]: digital audio capture
> 0: [0- 0]: ctl
> I see digital playbacks and capture devices
> What I'd like to do if hookup the optical out to my receiver which I know
> is possible.. but having AC3 output is not very useful if you dont have AC3
> recorded in the first place. Can I use the COAX port on the snd card as a
> recording device while using the optical as an output? And if so, how do I
> convince myth to record the video via the hauppauge, and merge in the sound
> from the sound card?
> Oh, the is from cable in the US, not HDTV, plain old digital cable.
> I've searched and searched, but what Ive found are lucky people w/ HDTV
> cable boxed recording via firewire.
> Thanks alot
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I don't have a very detailed answer but here goes. First make sure that the
coax port is an input (just because you card lists an input doesn't mean it
has it) and second I believe that in mythtv-setup you can select an audio
device for caputre. I'm one of those "lucky" guys so sorry I couldn't be of
Devan Lippman <devan at lippman dot net>
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