[mythtv-users] Need help installing video capture card with no tuner.
allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Sat Jul 5 22:41:54 UTC 2008
I am reposting with a more descriptive title (and no html I hope)
I just put a Pinnacle dc10 in my myth box. This is a Zoran based frame
grabber that seems well supported. However, I could find no
instructions to follow for the setup. I would rather not just guess at
all the settings but that is what I ended up doing (unsuccessfully). I
looked in the Mythbuntu 8.04 instruction manual. It referred me to a
wiki that had nothing. I googled and found only reference 2 to 4 years
old. They all seemed to deal with getting the card driver loaded but
that is now built in. So, I took a wild guess to at least go through the
entire process and get as many questions up at once. Of course, that
didn't work. If someone can direct me to a wiki or other instructions
that would be great. If not, here are my questions:
1) Capture card. I selected MJPEG and the card was recognized. DC10
was listed as an option so I think this is correct.
a) The card has no audio input so I will need to use the MB audio. I
assume that should be set to /dev/dsp and not none???
b) What sample rate? I set it to 48000.
2) Video source. I want to record a VCR output.
a) Listing grabber? I set it to "none".
b) Channel frequency table??? There are no channels for this input. I
looked for a setting for none but there isn't one. I left it at default.
3) Input Connection. There were 3 added, Composite, S-video, and
Internal/comp. I only tried to set up S-video
a) What is Internal/comp anyway???
b) The S-video screen is asking to scan for channels. I didn't because
there are no channels to scan for.
c) It is asking for a starting channel. I tried to enter something here
(like video or 0) but it wouldn't take any input. I left this asking
for a channel.
When I tried to exit, it said that there was no starting channel on the
S-video card and did I want to fix it. I lied and said I knew what I
was doing and left setup.
4) Back in myth frontend. There is no way to use the card that I could
find in any menu. Obviously I did not set it up correctly or I don't
know where to look. I looked in manual record, which is how I would use
it and could not find anything.
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