View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I get VLC or tvtime to tune video?

February 5th, 2009, 04:04 AM
I have a Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick (801eSE) which I can use to watch TV using kaffeine. I would like to set up VLC or tvtime to watch TV. I'm having a couple of problems.

First: Once I load the drivers ("cd v4l-dvb" followed by "sudo make load"), /dev/video0 comes into existence. But I have to "sudo chmod 777 /dev/video0" before VLC or tvtime will recognize it. Or, I can run tvtime under sudo (VLC won't run under sudo). I shouldn't have to do this.

Second: Once VLC or tvtime is able to access the device, all I get are a series of multicolored vertical bars moving from right to left. Where do I put tuning information for either of these programs? What is the format of the tuning information? Some programs use ~/.xine/channels.conf; I don't remember where kaffeine gets the information.