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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    By the way, Zapper gives one additional error message...

    "Cannot open '/dev/vbi0': 2, No such file or directory"

    This begs the question as to whether the output from the video card is going to /dev/video0. Should I look for the stream elsewhere?

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    By way of diagnostics, I looked up the Preferences for Zapper, and found the Device name to be correct (Hauppage WinTV-HVR1800) with the Current controller set to Video4Linux 2 and the Device file to be set to /dev/video0, so I don't know why Zapper was coming up with that third aforementioned error message.

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    The /dev/vibi0 is the setting for the Kernel device. Any idea what that should be set to? Doesn't seem right to create a file /dev/vibi0 for this purpose.

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    tvtime works, to some extent. The picture is there, but it is in black and white -- without sound.

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    I seem to have everything working. I just can't get VLC (or anything else) to lock into the signal. Supposedly the device is /dev/video0 (and I can't seem to figure out where the audio signal is coming from). The actual source is using S-Video (composite?). Does anyone know how to take the final steps to getting the signal? There is something elusive that I'm missing. ivtv-tune isn't much help.

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    You want to use /dev/video1. That is the muxed mpeg2 output for the first tuner, /dev/video0 is the raw feed. /dev/video2 is the raw feed from the second tuner and /dev/video3 is the muxed mpeg2 output from the second tuner. Neither /dev/video0 or /dev/video2 have sound. The digital tuners show up under /dev/dvb/. You may need to issue 'modprobe tuner' to get it working.

    I have the card working on the analog side by tuning with tvtime and watching with mplayer. I haven't managed to get it working with anything else yet.

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    Quote Originally Posted by maczilla View Post
    You want to use /dev/video1. That is the muxed mpeg2 output for the first tuner, /dev/video0 is the raw feed. /dev/video2 is the raw feed from the second tuner and /dev/video3 is the muxed mpeg2 output from the second tuner. Neither /dev/video0 or /dev/video2 have sound. The digital tuners show up under /dev/dvb/. You may need to issue 'modprobe tuner' to get it working.

    I have the card working on the analog side by tuning with tvtime and watching with mplayer. I haven't managed to get it working with anything else yet.
    You could try TV-Viewer to get the analog part to work.

    Oh and you should try the latest alpha. The last stable version won't work.
    TV-Viewer 0.8.x
    GUI for Hauppauge PVR and other ivtv based TV cards.
    sourceforge.net project site || Homepage
    Thread for discussions and announcements.

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    Much better. Almost there. I now have color video, but still no sound. Any hint as to what the problem with the sound could be?

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    By the way, I know that the card is wired correctly to the dvr because the sound (and video) works in Vista. Before you ask me why I just don't use Vista, the answer is the Hauppage WinTV software craps out after about one hour of taping, and requires a reboot.

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    Re: TV/VCR Capture Software

    Here is the result of an lspci -vvv for the Hauppage card...

    05:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. Device 8880 (rev 0f)
    Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Device 7801
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
    Region 0: Memory at fdc00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
    Capabilities: [40] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
    DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
    ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
    DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
    RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
    MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
    DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr+ FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr- TransPend-
    LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <2us, L1 <4us
    ClockPM- Suprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
    LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk-
    ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
    LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk- DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
    Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
    Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
    Capabilities: [90] Vital Product Data <?>
    Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
    Capabilities: [200] Virtual Channel <?>
    Kernel driver in use: cx23885
    Kernel modules: cx23885

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