[Bulk] Re: [Bulk] [linux-dvb] ati hdtv wonder in gentoo amd64

CityK CityK at rogers.com
Tue Apr 10 08:37:52 CEST 2007


Oops ... Just realized I didn't cc the list in with the reply back to Brett.

CityK wrote:
> Brett Taylor wrote:
>   
>> I have gotten this card to work before, but not in amd64, so I know it
>> is possible.
>> I did not try receiving QAM signals in 32bit.  I just read about that
>> today actually which spurred me to try and get my card working again,
>> since I had neglected it since I changed to 64bit.  I will make a
>> minimal 32bit install on one of my partitions and give it a try
>> though.  But, when I was using  2.6.20-gentoo-r3, I was able to grab
>> 300+ channels using dvbscan and the
>> us-Cable-HRC-center-frequencies-QAM256, which also let me view a few
>> channels using Kaffeine (xine) ... And like I said, in search of
>> fixing the sound and the mpeg error, I changed to vanilla-sources
>> 2.6.20.6 <http://2.6.20.6> (which I am on now).
>>     
>
> Ahh.  It wasn't clear to me -- I had thought, by what you wrote earlier
> (first quote), that you were implying that you were previously using a
> 32bit install.  In any regard, I wouldn't bother with the 32 bit install
> (there should be no difference).  My main point was whether you had QAM
> support working under Linux with the HDTV Wonder -- which you have
> clearly confirmed.
>
>   
>> I was able to grab 300+ channels using dvbscan and the
>> us-Cable-HRC-center-frequencies-QAM256, which also let me view a few
>> channels using Kaffeine (xine), which also let me view a few channels
>> using Kaffeine (xine), but I could not get sound.
>>     
>
> I get that as well with some cable channels in Kaffeine too.  I found
> that if you add (ac3) after the audio pid in the channels.dvb file it
> takes care of the problem.  Example:
> TV|[CBC]|192(2)|193(ac3),|0|1738|0|Atsc|843000|0|v|0|-1|256|0|-1|-1|-1|0|472|||
>
> Strangely, Xine itself works fine for me.  You'd think that the same
> would hold true for Kaffeine, but....
>
> Anyway, earlier you wrote:
>   
>> I was able to get video (no sound in mplayer or xine) 
>>     
>
> I've never encountered an audio problem with Mplayer, but over time have
> seen a number of users report "no sound" posts on different forums &
> m/l.  One suggestion is to pass the audio pid on the command line (using
> my example above I'd append -aid 193).  Try doing similar with Xine.
>
>
>   
>> scanning ATSC was done with the rf antenna that came supplied with the
>> card.  I live in an apartment building located downtown in a large
>> city, so I don't get great reception.  with 2.6.20-gentoo-r3 I was
>> able to tune one channel with the rf antenna, but now with 2.6.20.6
>> <http://2.6.20.6> vanilla, I can't tune to any channels.
>>     
>
> Did you try swithing RF inputs? 
>
> With what input did you use previously with OTA signals?
> With what input did you use previously with digital cable signals?



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