[linux-dvb] problems capturing analog and digital at the same time with lifeview trio

rghetta birrachiara at tin.it
Wed Sep 6 10:02:00 CEST 2006

Nico Sabbi wrote:
> Hartmut Hackmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> rghetta wrote:
>>> Suggestions ?
>> There is a limitation in the saa713x pci bridges: They are not able to
>> handle more than 4 simultanous DMA streams. This has the impact that 
>> if you
>> have DVB active, you are not able to use the so-called planar video 
>> formats,
>> but all others work.
>> I don't use mplayer frequently, but as far as i remember, mplayer uses a
>> planar format by default.
>> Can anybody jump in? As far as i know, mplayer allows to select the 
>> format.
>> Best regards
>>    Hartmut
> the trick is to append to mplayer the option:
> -tv outfmt=yuy2
> mine is:
> normid=1:device=/dev/video0:input=0:driver=v4l2:outfmt=yuy2:width=768:height=576:fps=25:audiorate=32000:amode=1:adevice=/dev/dsp1:immediatemode=0 

Many thanks to both. It works perfectly!

May I abuse of your kindness and ask if this can also be made to work 
with mythtv ? I've googled around and tried the mythtv filters, but 
without much luck.


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