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  1. #11
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    Mar 2007
    Christchurch, NZ

    Re: MythTV 0.25 and Hauppage HD-PVR (1212)

    Quote Originally Posted by two4two View Post
    OK, I'm going to close this thread as resolved. And I'd ask the moderator to either move it to the correct forum or to delete it if there is no such forum or he (or she) doesn't have the authority or the time or the interest. I think it'd be a valuable thread in the correct forum.

    Here's my resolution: I am not using MythTV for this purpose (per several replies here.) However I WILL use MythTV once I get my satellite FTA DVB-S2 system. I have taken the advice of replies here and am using ffmpeg command line to record. It works great and the HD-PVR works great too! mplayer has the capability to do it, and supposedly so does MLT (but I haven't verified it).

    Thanks all and I do hope the moderator finds a good home for this thread.

    My commands:
    # Audio IN 0=RCABack 1=RCAFront 2=SPDIF

    # Video Input IN 0=component, 1=s-vid1(front) 2=composite1(front)

    # video bitrate mode 0=VBR, 1-CBR

    # audio_encoding [3=AAC - 4=AC3]
    v4l2-ctl --verbose -d /dev/video1 -c audio_encoding=4

    v4l2-ctl --verbose -d /dev/video1 --set-audio-input=1

    v4l2-ctl --verbose -d /dev/video1 --set-input=1

    v4l2-ctl --verbose -d /dev/video1 -c video_bitrate_mode=1

    v4l2-ctl --verbose -d /dev/video1 -c video_bitrate=13500000

    v4l2-ctl --verbose -d /dev/video1 -c video_peak_bitrate=20200000

    v4l2-ctl --verbose -d /dev/video1 --set-ctrl brightness=125 --set-ctrl contrast=60 --set-ctrl hue=15 --set-ctrl saturation=85 --set-ctrl sharpness=130

    # to capture:
    ffmpeg -i /dev/video1 -vcodec copy -acodec ac3 -ab 448k ~/capture.mp4
    Out of curiosity did the previously documented method
    cat /dev/video1 >file.mpg
    ever work?

    By the way the thread can probably stay here - google will find it for people having the same question

  2. #12
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    Mar 2008
    Ubuntu Studio 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: MythTV 0.25 and Hauppage HD-PVR (1212)

    Yes, both of these work:

    cat /dev/video? >file.mpg
    cat /dev/video? |tee file.mpg|mplayer -

    "tee" gives preview, but it is jumpy even though I have a current technology mobo with 6-core 3.3g AMD 11T processor and 12g ram.

    After I learned to use v4l2-ctl to set the correct inputs everything fell into place. I have an internal capture card so sometimes I get a different number for /dev/video?. But it does capture component video very well.

    Thank you all for your help. After I get my DVB-S2 receiver card I'm sure I'll be back asking for MythTV help, unless I just do it all with Mplayer or VLC or something like that, but I'd like to be able to set timers, etc.

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