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Re: [edlug] PVR, MythTV and DVB
Norrie McKinley wrote:
Thanks for the swift replies.
I'm re-installing KnoppMyth Release 5 Alpha 15.1 which has MythTV 0.18.
My card is the newer version of the Nova-T PCI. It does get recognised
but if I go an muck about with the system, MythTV can't seem to open it
again. I have to remove it from MythTV, power down and re-run
mythtv-setup from an xterm.
Strange one, possibly there is a lock on the frontend from previously
run istance of Myth, couldnt be sure without more specifics.
I just discovered that MTV can scan from
within itself. I also suspect that I need to improve my reception. It's
fine with my digi-box but MTV reports a pretty poor signal.
Yeah I had to put a signal booster on my aerial, not the best solution
because it just boosts a bad signal, but it works. I imagine digi-boxes
have built-in signal boosters.
When I do a scan is it OK to just enter the frequency and leave all
other settings at Auto?
You could try setting them to auto and seeing if it picks the settings
up. Below are settings for one Craigkelly multiplex:
Freq. 570 MHz
Lp coderate 3/4
Hp coderate 3/4
Transmission Mode 2k
Guard Interval 1/32
Constellation QAM 16
And set the others to auto or none.
I had problems with scanning on the Craigkelly transmitter when I setup
a friends Mythtv (I use Blackhill transmitter). I found that it got
stuck in a loop scanning all the channels over and over. There should be
information broadcast on each mulitplex frequency with information of
the other multiplexes available. For some reason when scanning
Craigkelly it doesnt know when it has found all the frequencies
available and keeps rescanning them endlessly. YMMV.
If you have problems like this you can enter the multiplex information
manaully then scan each multiplex individualy, I can give you the
nessecary info on the multiplexes available from Craigkelly.
The channels.conf file goes in $HOME/.xine/ directory, depending on what
user you are running it under.
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