[linux-dvb] Freecom DVB-T USB stick freezes - problem solved
matthew at linden.me.uk
Sat Jan 14 10:52:22 CET 2006
mike choy wrote:
> Matthew Linden wrote:
>> mike choy wrote:
>>> if tzap is tuning that is pretty good, can you get a picture using
>>> =============from ethics gradient=====================================
>>> "Now look at your channels.conf file for the channel you tuned
>>> above. For my setup on the Crystal Palace transmitter this line
>>> looks like:
>>> The last two numbers are the IDs of the video and audio stream
>>> within the multiplex. We also need the transmission parameters to
>>> feed to dvbstream. The command I would use for the channel above is
>>> *# dvbstream -o -ps -qam 16 -cr 3_4 600 601 | mplayer -*
>>> You'll need different options if you have DVB-S or DVB-C. See the
>>> documentation for dvbstream.
>>> The result should be a perfect DVB picture of your chosen channel.
>>> It should not stutter or break up and the audio should be clean.
>>> It's just possible that occasional artefacts may appear but they
>>> shouldn't be very noticeable. If the video breaks up, has major
>>> colour problems, has a very low frame rate or is corrupt then there
>>> is something wrong.
>> It freezes after a couple of minutes using dvbstream and mplayer in
>> exactly the same way as with Kaffeine and xawtv4.
>> I really do think the problem is with the USB power draw. A colleague
>> was telling me this morning that boards for AMD CPUs are well known
>> for having low power USB ports.
>> linux-dvb mailing list
>> linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Might be worth trying an externally powered USB hub.
> eg I have some ports on my monitor which are powered by the monitor,
> and these worked for my ipod
> compared to the ports on the mother board on one of my machines.
> Mike C
Problem solved - albeit with yet more ugly gubbins and cables.
The card works fine with no freezes when using an externally powered USB
Thanks for the suggestion.
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