Ubuntu Multimedia :: MythTV Backend Can't Find Capture Card?

Feb 7, 2010

I'm trying to setup Mythbuntu on a computer connected to a TV. I have bought an USB DVB-T Receiver, named WandTV. According to LinuxTV; WandTV, aka Shenzhen Forward Video EzTV859, is supported in the Linux kernel.

When I try to setup the mythTV backend I'm being asked of what card type I have. I guess the answer to that is "DVB DTV capture card (v3.x)", but no matter what I choose, it can't find any devices.

I'm pretty sure /dev/hidraw0 is the receiver, can I use that to setup the backend?

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Apr 8, 2010

What kind of tuner I need. do I pick up ntsc, atsc, or something else? My cable comes from the wall to the tv, there is no box receiver.

I have had real bad luck with the acermedia duet and the hauppage hvr-1250. Aperently, the aver duet has 0 support and I can't get the hvr-1250 to work. I'm running mythbuntu 10.04. I can't even get avi's I downloaded to play in mythtv.

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Nov 8, 2010

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I want to be able to put old tapes on my disk drive.

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Would someone please hold my hand an provide the necessary steps to get MythTv working or an alternative.

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I figure I should ask here as more people know there way around start up commands. I figure the easiest thing to do is to edit this file:


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Jul 26, 2010

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[sudo] password for alex:
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[ 18.149815] bttv: driver version 0.9.18 loaded
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02:01.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)

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Note: in MythTV I don't get the "Scan Channels" option, so I'm not sure what to do there.Note: Cable source is my college campus cable.

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Feb 11, 2011

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Last couple of weeks I had more time and downloaded and tried to install Mythbuntu 10.10. Everything seems to be installed ok, but I get no picture in MythTV when I select "Watch TV" and no picture when I try to record something. When watching TV, the message "Please wait" appears for appr. 5 secs and then the system returns to the menu.

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