[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HVR-4000 DVB-T in MythTV
Terjesen Jens Peder
Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com
Wed Oct 7 15:18:12 UTC 2009
I have three of these cards and I have tried on and off for quite some time to get DVB-T working with MythTV.
My first attempts was on openSUSE 11.0 with 2.6.25 kernel and somewhat outdated v4l-dvb drivers.
With this setup I was able to use scan to find information about the channels but neiher Kaffeine nor MythTV was able to find any channels.
Thinking that either the kernel was too old or perhaps the v4l-dvb drivers (latest Mercurial versions would not compile on this kernel) I recently installed openSUSE 11.2 milestone 8 (pre-release) on a spare drive.
With this setup Kaffeine finds all the channels out of the box. With updated Xine packages from Packman I get picture but no sound. This is most likely caused by the video being H.264 encoded and the sound being HE-AAC LATM encoded. If I make a recording with Kaffeine and play that with Mplayer I get both picture and sound.
I have tried both MythTV fixes and trunk, but in both cases the channel scanner indicates about 25% signal strenght and about 50% signal quality but no lock on the multiplexes. The antenna is not very large but I have line of sight to the transmitter which is about 1 Km away. And also since Kaffeine manages to both scan and tune the channels I would think that both drivers and antenna should be OK.
So has anybody been able to get the HVR-4000 to work with DVB-T in MythTV, or has any ideas what could be wrong?
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