[linux-dvb] HVR-1800 Analouge Issues

Dustin Coates dcoates at systemoverload.net
Wed Oct 1 05:13:31 CEST 2008


Dustin Coates wrote:
> Steven Toth wrote:
>> Dustin Coates wrote:
>>> Dustin Coates wrote:
>>>> Steven Toth wrote:
>>>>  
>>>>> Dustin Coates wrote:
>>>>>  
>>>>>>  
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *From:* linux-dvb-bounces at linuxtv.org 
>>>>>> [mailto:linux-dvb-bounces at linuxtv.org] *On Behalf Of *Dustin Coates
>>>>>> *Sent:* Thursday, September 25, 2008 7:36 PM
>>>>>> *To:* linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
>>>>>> *Subject:* [linux-dvb] HVR-1800 Analouge Issues
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  
>>>>>>
>>>>>>                 Ok I’ve recently decided to start seeing if I can 
>>>>>> figure out the issue with the Analouge, on this card, first my 
>>>>>> normal dmesg.
>>>>>>       
>>>>> The analog encoder works fine for me.
>>>>>
>>>>> In my case the basic analog tuner is usually /dev/video0 and the 
>>>>> encoder is video1.
>>>>>
>>>>> Launch tvtime (which opens video0) tune and everything is fine, 
>>>>> then cat /dev/video1 >test.mpg is working as expected.
>>>>>
>>>>> - Steve
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>     
>>>> Ok, TVTime works, still some static on a mostly the lower, and higher
>>>> channels.
>>>>
>>>> Mythtv is only showing a green screen.
>>>>
>>>>
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>>> Mythbackend.log is showing these errors.
>>>
>>> VIDIOCGCHAN: Invalid argument
>>> VIDIOCMCAPTUREi0: Invalid argument
>>> VIDIOCMCAPTUREi1: Invalid argument
>>> VIDIOCMCAPTURE0: Invalid argument
>>> VIDIOCMCAPTURE1: Invalid argument
>>>
>>>
>>> I think if i can get past these errors it might just work...
>>
>> When tvtime was running can you try cat /dev/video1 >test.mpg as I 
>> suggested?
>>
>> - Steve
> OK, when i load tvtime as tvtime --device=/dev/video1
>
> I get the an error.
>
> Videoinput: Driver refuses to set norm: Invalid argument
>
> When i load tvtime as /dev/video0
>
> I get a picture, but it's interlaced with a lot of static
>
> Then when i try to cat /dev/video0 i get a Device or resource busy
>
> cat /dev/video1, no errors . I play the file, and i get static, barley 
> see picture, i can hear audio though.
>
> Uploaded the video file to: (only 14MB) 
> http://systemoverload.net/test.mpg
>
> When  i set it up in mythtv i set it up as an analogue card.
>
> Setting it to /dev/video1 gives me these errors in mythbackend.log.
>
> 2008-09-29 16:15:40.761 Channel(/dev/video1) Error: 
> SetInputAndFormat(2, NTSC)
>            while setting format (v4l v2)
>            eno: Invalid argument (22)
> 2008-09-29 16:15:40.763 Channel(/dev/video1) Error: 
> SetInputAndFormat(2, NTSC)
>            while setting format (v4l v2)
>            eno: Invalid argument (22)
> 2008-09-29 16:15:40.764 Channel(/dev/video1) Error: 
> SetInputAndFormat(2, ATSC)
>            while setting format (v4l v2)
>            eno: Invalid argument (22)
> 2008-09-29 16:15:40.765 Channel(/dev/video1): SetInputAndFormat() failed
> 2008-09-29 16:15:40.765 TVRec(2) Error: Failed to set channel to 2.
> 2008-09-29 16:15:40.787 TVRec(2) Error: GetProgramRingBufferForLiveTV()
>            ProgramInfo is invalid.
> ProgramInfo: channame() startts(Mon Sep 29 16:15:40 2008) endts(Mon 
> Sep 29 16:15:40 2008)
>             recstartts(Mon Sep 29 16:15:40 2008) recendts(Mon Sep 29 
> 16:15:40 2008)
>             title()
> VIDIOCGMBUF:: Invalid argument
> 2008-09-29 16:15:41.849 AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required Free 
> Space: 2.0 GB w/freq: 15 min
> 2008-09-29 16:16:21.869 TVRec(2): Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None
> 2008-09-29 16:16:21.888 Finished recording : channel 4294967295
> 2008-09-29 16:16:21.892 scheduler: Finished recording: : channel 
> 4294967295
>
> Setting it to /dev/video0 gives me the errors posted in my last email.
>
>

To update myself.

I got it working in mythtv. Still *alot *of static. Hangs on changing 
channels in mythtv.

Errors in dmesg are these.

[ 4538.192246] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4538.193849] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4538.195655] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4538.204829] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4538.206956] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4538.208796] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4538.231697] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4538.250161] format_by_fourcc(0x32315559) NOT FOUND
[ 4909.035067] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_OUTPUT_PORT
[ 4909.035089] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_OUTPUT_PORT
[ 4909.035106] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_OUTPUT_PORT
[ 4909.035123] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_OUTPUT_PORT
[ 4909.035138] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_AUDIO_PROPERTIES
[ 4909.035880] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_OUTPUT_PORT
[ 4909.035897] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_BIT_RATE
[ 4909.037081] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_OUTPUT_PORT
[ 4909.037097] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_BIT_RATE
[ 4909.038460] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = SET_OUTPUT_PORT
[ 4910.041384] Firmware and/or mailbox pointer not initialized or 
corrupted, signature = 0xfeffffff, cmd = PING_FW


I belive if we can get these sorted out....it will be working good




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