[mythtv-users] Cannot change channels on DVB card while watching live TV.
eriksjunk at laurelwoodart.com
Tue Aug 26 17:26:38 UTC 2008
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Erik Jensen
<eriksjunk at laurelwoodart.com>wrote:
> I know what I have to do to tell mythtv what they are. The problem is that
> I first have to figure out what they are myself, which is hard to do when I
> cannot change the channel.
I apologize. Upon rereading, that sounded much more curt than was intended.
> PS: Forgot to mention:
> MythTV Version : 17722
> MythTV Branch : branches/release-0-21-fixes
> Library API : 0.21.20080304-1
> Network Protocol : 40
> Options compiled in:
> linux profile using_oss using_alsa using_backend using_dbox2 using_dvb
> using_firewire using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_iptv using_ivtv
> using_joystick_menu using_opengl_vsync using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr
> using_xv using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python
> using_opengl using_ffmpeg_threads using_libavc_5_3 using_live
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Brad DerManouelian <
> myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 26, 2008, at 9:58 AM, Erik Jensen wrote:
>> > I recently purchased a Pinnacle PCTV HD card to use for Clear QAM
>> > tuning on my cable. I installed it, hooked it up, and scanned for
>> > channels. The problem I am having is that whenever I try to change
>> > the channel while watching TV, mythfrontend tells me that an "Error
>> > was encountered while displaying video." I can record from the
>> > various channels just fine, and the result looks good. Also, if I
>> > set the initial channel to the one I want to watch in mythtv-setup
>> > before I go to Watch TV, I can watch that channel. But I still get
>> > an error if I try to change the channel while in the Watch TV
>> > section. This is a pain, as I have lots of cable-only channels that
>> > show up as "UNKNOWN", which I need to identify in order to set up
>> > listings properly.
>> If you can't identify them with a scan, you'll need to edit the
>> XMLTVID's of each channel to match what channel it is in your listing
>> No idea about your card-specific questions. Try running some dvb tools
>> to check for signal to noise ratio, signal strength, etc and see if
>> that's why it's not getting a lock immediately.
>> mythtv-users mailing list
>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
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> -- Garrison Keillor
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