[mythtv-users] Hauppauge 2250
kpyle at austin.rr.com
Sat Jul 30 18:41:17 UTC 2011
On 07/17/11 22:24, Patrick Oglesby wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Saul A Peebsen <jaglover at gmail.com>
>> > A friend of mine is ready to try out MythTV, since this is his first
>> > adventure to the Linux world I recommended Mythbuntu.
>> > The trouble is the box he wants to use has only one slot for expansion
>> > cards and it is PCIe x1, half size.
>> > Analog is important, this PVR is going to be used for analog cable
>> > here in the US.
>> > The only tuner card that seems to fit hardware-wise is HaupPauge 2250
>> > (or 1250).
> Digital support for this card was added around kernel 2.6.32, and with
> analog support being added in 2.6.37
> You may need to download firmware from here
> If you are running a kernel newer than 2.6.37 and you have the correct
> firmware installed in the right spot, then the card will just be
> recognized upon booting and the appropriate video devices will be
> automatically created (/dev/dvb/adapterX for digital where X is 0 and
> 1 most likely, and /dev/videoX for analog, where X will again be 0 and
> 1 unless you have a webcam also, which may cause numbering problems)
> Set up in MythTV as DVB and MPEG devices, respecively.
I'm running kernel 2.6.38 with mythtv 0.24 fixes. I've successfully
used a 2250 for digital captures (/dev/dvb/adapterN/frontend0) but
haven't gotten analog (/dev/videoN) to work yet. I have the latest
posted firmware for the card. I can tune and capture from the analog
device outside of myth, but the quality is poor even though using the
same cable that provides good input to a PVR-500. Obviously, this is
the first problem.
I tried setting it up in Myth as an "Analog V4L capture card" and a
channel scan shows "Locked" and 99% signal strength, but recording in
myth fails with the following log entries:
2011-07-30 13:25:02.157 TVRec(17): Changing from None to RecordingOnly
2011-07-30 13:25:02.158 TVRec(17): HW Tuner: 17->17
2011-07-30 13:25:02.378 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free
Space: 2.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
2011-07-30 13:25:02.379 Started recording: "test (Manual Record)":"Sat
Jul 30 13:25:00 2011": channel 4003 on cardid 17, sourceid 4
2011-07-30 13:25:02.712 Updating status for "test (Manual Record)":"Sat
Jul 30 13:25:00 2011" on cardid 17 (Tuning => Recording)
2011-07-30 13:25:02.785 SampleRate: Attempted to add a rate 32000 Hz,
which is not in the list of allowed rates.
2011-07-30 13:25:02.788 TVRec(17): rec->GetPathname():
2011-07-30 13:25:02.819 NVR(/dev/video0): Won't work with the streaming
interface, > falling back
VIDIOCGCAP:: Invalid argument
As an ivtv MPEG device in Myth, Myth will record but I get a solid blue
image rather than the target program, as though it was was not tuned to
the target channel. The log entries are:
2011-07-30 13:30:02.449 TVRec(18): Changing from None to RecordingOnly
2011-07-30 13:30:02.450 TVRec(18): HW Tuner: 18->18
2011-07-30 13:30:02.654 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free
Space: 2.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
2011-07-30 13:30:02.655 Started recording: "test (Manual Record)":"Sat
Jul 30 13:30:00 2011": channel 4003 on cardid 18, sourceid 4
2011-07-30 13:30:02.951 Updating status for "test (Manual Record)":"Sat
Jul 30 13:30:00 2011" on cardid 18 (Tuning => Recording)
2011-07-30 13:30:03.015 TVRec(18): rec->GetPathname():
2011-07-30 13:30:03.657 Reschedule requested for id 31.
2011-07-30 13:30:03.663 Reschedule requested for id 31.
2011-07-30 13:30:03.684 Scheduled 2 items in 0.0 = 0.01 match + 0.02 place
I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
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