[mythtv-users] SD - Can't retrieve channels from grabber source

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Sun Sep 9 20:25:55 UTC 2007


On Sun, 2007-09-09 at 15:40 -0400, Donald J. Maddox wrote:
> I actually have firewire as my main tuner, and a pcHDTV5500 card as a 
> 2nd tuner.  The only way I can add channels to any of them at the moment 
> is scanning (which can't work for firewire), as I cannot fetch channels 
> for any source from SD.
> 
> I just found that there is an updated set of mythtv rpms available, so I 
> am going to update and hope that fixes it.

It looks like you might be in better luck than Geoff. Just create a
temporary V4L capture card using the analog side of the HD-5500 card*
and connect it to the Firewire Video Source, save the connection by
hitting "Finish" then enter the Input Connection again and hit the
"Fetch..." button, this should load up your channels. Now delete this
V4L card and connect the Firewire input to the Firewire Video Source.

* If you do not normally load the analog drivers for the card, you
  will have to do it temporarily for this workaround to work.

-- Daniel



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