Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#1161 closed defect (invalid)

Unable to watch DVB-T input through PVR350 hardware decoder (IVTV)

Reported by: mg@… Owned by: gigem
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version:
Severity: medium Keywords: DVB-T MPEG-TS PVR IVTV
Cc: Ticket locked: no


As far as I can tell DVB-T recordings are recorded as MPEG-TS and these are replayed on the OSD of the PVR-350 through the X-driver. This results in very jerky motion, as the OSD is nowhere near fast enough for this purpose. When watching recording made from the PVR-350 itself (MPEG-PS) the hardware decoder is employed and it works great. My current workaround is to "replex" the file in the filesystem to MPEG-PS. It plays back fine then, but discards information such as aspect ratio and subtitles, apparently.

It used to work (somewhat) with mythtv-0.18.1, but that was probably due to the fact that it was setup to convert MPEG-TS to MPEG-PS while recording. I have noticed a ticked (#222) saying that this was then switched off, as it ruined too many things, and that MPEG-TS replay should be usable instead.

I used the gentoo package, SVN#8642 for testing, IVTV-0.4.2, Linux kernel 2.6.14-gentoo-r5. Hardware is 2xPVR350, 1xNova-T.

Attaching log of "mythfrontend -v all,noaudio,nodatabase".

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mythfrontend.log (44.7 KB) - added by mg@… 15 years ago.
log of "mythfrontend -v all,noaudio,nodatabase" starting mythfrontend, livetv, then back out.

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Change History (2)

Changed 15 years ago by mg@…

Attachment: mythfrontend.log added

log of "mythfrontend -v all,noaudio,nodatabase" starting mythfrontend, livetv, then back out.

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Isaac Richards

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

1) The pvr-350 decode is extremely limited in what it will successfully decode. Random stuff from DVB-T recordings likely will break it often.

2) Set up the X driver better so you have Xv support.

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