[linux-dvb] Problems (bug?) with Hauppauge Nova T 500
mcree at orcon.net.nz
Mon Jun 16 00:12:47 CEST 2008
On 8/06/2008, at 9:34 PM, Michael Cree wrote:
> I am getting 'I2C read failed' and 'ep 0 read error' errors with a
> Hauppauge Nova T 500 PCI card.
> This is running on a Compaq Alpha XP1000 workstation. It has a 667Mhz
> Alpha EV67 cpu. Running Debian Lenny.
I should've also state that the Hauppauge card was in one of the
secondary PCI slots, behind a bridge. Shifting the card to one of the
primary PCI slots solved the problems reported above. I now can tune
and stream from the card.
There, not that "scary" as the only responder suggested.
A new problem arose - mplayer would report that the video stream is
MPEG2 and proceed to multitudes of decoding errors. Somewhere a lie
had occurred; it is MPEG4 with H.264 encoding on the terrestrial
transmission in NZ. Updating dvb-utils to latest in mercurial has
fixed that problem and I now can get video and audio streams from the
Unfortunately mplayer on a single Alpha 667MHz EV67 isn't fast enough
to play the video streams, not even the 576i streams. Bugger.
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