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August 31st, 2010, 06:26 PM

I am running a fresh install of latest Ubuntu and trying to get my TV Card to work. I have tried mythtv and tvtime but nothing with them.

Normal audio works. Set everything to max level with alsa.

Device info:
$ hwinfo --tv card
05: PCI 0a.0: 11200 TV Card
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1131_7133
Unique ID: bSAa.asSYQMshbxE
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0a.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:0a.0
Hardware Class: tv card
Model: "Avermedia AVerTV GO 007 FM"
Vendor: pci 0x1131 "Philips Semiconductors"
Device: pci 0x7133 "SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder"
SubVendor: pci 0x1461 "Avermedia Technologies Inc"
SubDevice: pci 0xf31f "Avermedia AVerTV GO 007 FM"
Revision: 0xd0
Driver: "saa7134"
Driver Modules: "saa7134"
Memory Range: 0xe0002000-0xe00027ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 18 (no events)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001131d00007133sv00001461sd0000F31Fbc04sc80 i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: saa7134 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe saa7134"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Anything else you need to know to help me?

September 3rd, 2010, 06:33 AM
Go to your sound preferences and select your tv card on the hardware tab. On the input tab make sure the device is not muted.

September 24th, 2010, 02:47 AM
I have a similar problem with my tv card. I have a bt878 card. It has a jumper for sound into the line-in of the sound card. I look at the pulse audio sound preferences and I can select the sound card line-in for input and I can see that the sound in coming in from the input level meter on the input tab. However, I still don't hear anything with tvtime or xawtv, even though the picture is fine and I can change channels. I get sound from other sources such as rythmbox or just clicking on the sound effects, but no sound from the tvtime and xawtv. Any ideas?

September 27th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I needed to install the gnome-alsamixer app to be able to unmute the line-in source. Apparently, the pulse audio sound preferences dialog didn't make that available. Now I get sound when playing TVTime just fine and a decent volume levels, but using ffmpeg or streamer to record produces only low volume playback. Not sure why the difference between record and live volume levels.