[linux-dvb] Re: Mantis VP-1027/VP-1033/VP-1034/VP-2033/VP-3033

joep admiraal joep at groovytunes.nl
Mon Nov 6 19:38:44 CET 2006


I installed libxine-dvb and now I can watch the channels from channels.conf 
with xine!!
The picture quality ist very bad.
It looks like the signal quality is very bad.
I see a lot of mpeg blocks.
With the Twinhan tool under Windows the picture quality is perfect.
Am I the only one with this problem?

I downloaded the latest daily rpm from Kaffeine.
I can't find a way to watch dvb channels with Kaffeine.
I see only dvd or cd options in the menus.

After looking at http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Dvbtools I found out 
that the scan binary you were talking about is the same tool as dvbscan I am 

The parameters you gave for the scan utility are for dvb-c.
I am using a 1034 card with dvb-s.
So I don't think those parameters are going to work with my card :)

Op zaterdag 4 november 2006 14:48, schreef Marko Ristola:
> Hi Joep,
> Scanning with Kaffeine works for me now also :)
> Ealier Livna repository Kaffeine didn't support
> setting QAM128. It used QAM64 always
> (HTV cable TV operator provides channel
> information on QAM128 mode here).
> I'm using kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 from Fedora Core 6.
> I use the stock FC6 kernel as a base.
> Then I install mantis drivers with
> #make all
> #cp v4l/cu1216.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/mantis/
> #make install
> #reboot
> I use also Livna RPM repository for Xine and Kaffeine and for all other
> DVB stuff.
> I use scan binary from http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Dvbtools
> I installed it under /usr/local/
> #ls /usr/local/lib
> libdvbapi.a   libdvbcfg.a   libdvben50221.a   libdvbsec.a   libucsi.a
> libdvbapi.so  libdvbcfg.so  libdvben50221.so  libdvbsec.so  libucsi.so
> I have for scanning "fi-HTV" file:
> # cat fi-HTV
> C 274000000 6900000 AUTO QAM128
> I have modified this by myself. The orginal fi-HTV
> is obsolete and doesn't work for me.
> You might get a complete channels.conf file from your TV channel provider.
> So for scanning you need to know the following parameters:
> One frequency: 274Mhz
> Symbol rate for that frequency: 6.9 Msyms/s
> Inversion: AUTO (this is ok for you too)
> Modulation: QAM128
> I use scan binary like this (librarys are installed under /usr/local/lib):
> cd dvb-apps/util/scan
> #export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
> #./scan -A 3 fi-HTV
> (-A 3 checks both cable and terrestial modes).
> You get help with the parameters with
> #export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
> #./scan --help
> Regards,
> Marko
> joep admiraal wrote:
> > I'm using OpenSuse 10.1
> > Kernel
> >
> > What kernel are you using Marko?
> >
> > If I run dvbscan the second time doesn't find any channels.
> > It only gives filter timeouts.
> > I don't have a scan binary on my machine.
> >
> > How can I watch TV channel's with xine?
> > When I choose playlist->get from->dvb
> > xine just locks up
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