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Best AMD64 Linux Distro for use with HD3000 + MythTV?
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:27 pm   Subject: Best AMD64 Linux Distro for use with HD3000 + MythTV?
tji
 
Replies: 2
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Thanks for the response.

I've been experimenting with a couple distro's, to see if there is any major difference. I set up Ubuntu originally. It worked pretty well.. But, now I'm trying Gentoo. ...
Compiling NVidia driver -- problem & solution
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:04 pm   Subject: Compiling NVidia driver -- problem & solution
tji
 
Replies: 1
Views: 2671




I'm testing various distro's to see what is the best for AMD64 usage.. So, I blew away Ubuntu, and tried Gentoo. After going through the arduous setup process, I moved to a new kernel (2.6.13-rc3- ...
DVB vs V4L drivers?
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:41 pm   Subject: Re: DVB vs V4L drivers?
tji
 
Replies: 11
Views: 8664




I'm actually finding that the DVB interface works better and provides greater flexibility. Getting a stream from the device is as simple as using "cat" to output the stream to a file after tunning it ...
Best AMD64 Linux Distro for use with HD3000 + MythTV?
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:28 pm   Subject: Best AMD64 Linux Distro for use with HD3000 + MythTV?
tji
 
Replies: 2
Views: 3746




I have been messing around with Ubuntu Linux and MythTV, and it has worked reasonably well. But, some problems have crept up, and I'm considering starting again from scratch. It seems like quite ...
DVB vs V4L drivers?
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:19 pm   Subject: DVB vs V4L drivers?
tji
 
Replies: 11
Views: 8664




What is the currently recommended driver for the HD3000 card, DVB or V4L?

Based on what I have read here and in other forums, it seems like the V4L card is/was more stable. Is this still the case? ...
Frontend Black Screen (but I know it's working...)
PostForum: mythTV wiith the HD-2000 card   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:26 am   Subject: Frontend Black Screen (but I know it's working...)
tji
 
Replies: 10
Views: 20477




After some more digging in Google, I turned up what I think is the issue (the patch is working well for me so far). Apparently, there is a known problem with certain pthread calls in AMD64 version ...
Frontend Black Screen (but I know it's working...)
PostForum: mythTV wiith the HD-2000 card   Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:04 pm   Subject: Frontend Black Screen (but I know it's working...)
tji
 
Replies: 10
Views: 20477




Has anyone ever made progress on diagnosing this? I am seeing similar issues.. Live TV viewing fails 80-90% of the times I try. Eventually if I keep restarting the frontend and backend it will w ...
Compiling NVidia driver -- problem & solution
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:09 pm   Subject: Compiling NVidia driver -- problem & solution
tji
 
Replies: 1
Views: 2671




I just got done wasting several hours trying to figure out why the NVidia drivers would not install after updating my kernel. So, I thought I'd post my experience here, to hopefully help others avoi ...
Using XVmc in myth
PostForum: mythTV wiith the HD-2000 card   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:54 am   Subject: Using XVmc in myth
tji
 
Replies: 10
Views: 17301




Does anyone know the current state of XvMC support with MythTV?

I tried enabling it, with the latest x86-64 Linux drivers, and I got an XvMC error message - something about a failed allocation.
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Newbie Questions Continued...
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:23 am   Subject: Newbie Questions Continued...
tji
 
Replies: 32
Views: 22973




I'm not sure what you mean by "Record 9 HD channels in low-def".

HD channels are a different beast than the normal standard TV channels you are used to seeing. HD implies a high resolution (1280 ...
Manually configuring QAM channels not found in scan
PostForum: mythTV wiith the HD-2000 card   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:39 pm   Subject: Manually configuring QAM channels not found in scan
tji
 
Replies: 5
Views: 22239




Okay, after struggling with this for a couple days, I'll try to post some info on it here for the next guy..

- Make sure you set the initial channel in the mythtv-setup (where you connect the DVB d ...
MPEG2 hardware decoders (Hollywood and DXR2/3)
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:34 pm   Subject: MPEG2 hardware decoders (Hollywood and DXR2/3)
tji
 
Replies: 5
Views: 4768




Wow, that's excellent... I have been using MyHD cards (on Windows) for a few years now, in large part because of their hardware MPEG2 decoding. This chip seems to combine the benefits of MPEG2 d ...
New cards / products?
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:18 pm   Subject: New cards / products?
tji
 
Replies: 1
Views: 2758




Okay, so I guess noone knows.. Or, at least noone is talking.

The interview was in the context of the broadcast flag, and how that would effect the products. I wonder if the plans have change ...
Using XVmc in myth
PostForum: mythTV wiith the HD-2000 card   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:44 am   Subject: Using XVmc in myth
tji
 
Replies: 10
Views: 17301




Does anyone know the current state of XvMC support with MythTV?

I tried enabling it, with the latest x86-64 Linux drivers, and I got an XvMC error message - something about a failed allocation.
...
New cards / products?
PostForum: General pcHDTV topics   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:08 pm   Subject: New cards / products?
tji
 
Replies: 1
Views: 2758




I just read the interview of Jack Kelliher, from April of this year. It was linked from that O'Reilly MythTV article on Slashdot today.. It was a good article, interesting background on Jack and p ...
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