Analogtv-plugin

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Description

Setup

The analogtv plugin makes it possible to use analog TV with VDR. The DVB card is used as output device. For VDR, the analogtv plugin behaves like a DVB budget card.

Supported are analog-TV cards (with or without hardware MPEG encoder) and video-grabber cards. So not only a TV tuner can be used, one can record from webcams or VCRs as well.

Hardware requirements

  • analog TV card (BTTV or ivtv driver)
  • realtime MPEG encoder, hardware (e.g. Hauppauge PVR250/350, or software)

Software requirements

  • Software MPEG encoder if no supported hardware encoder is present
  • For the PVR250/350 the newest drivers are needed.
  • libdvb
  • Video4Linux2 (v4l2)
  • ALSA sound driver

Installation

There are two changes to libdvb. First, in libdvbmpeg/transform.c replace

static void pes_in_ts(p2p *p)

with

void pes_in_ts(p2p *p)

and in dvb-mpegtools/Makefile replace

install -m 755 dvb_show_image $(PREFIX)/bin/

with

install -m 755 show_dvb_image $(PREFIX)/bin/

Now libdvb can be installed

cd $SOURCEDIR
tar xvzf libdvb-<VERSION>.tar.gz
cd libdvb-<VERSION>
make
make install
ldconfig

For the rest of the installation see the README file and See plugin installation.

Problems

  • For ivtv > 0.1.9, set VPID=301 and APID=300 in the channels.conf

CVS

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/vdr-analogtv login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/vdr-analogtv co analogtv

Links

[1] http://akool.bei.t-online.de/vdr/analogtv Plugin homepage
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdr-analogtv Projekt site on Sourceforge
[3] http://www.koneczny.info/AnalogTV HOWTO for Hauppauge PVR250 und 350
[4] http://www.ivtv.tv/ (new) IVTV driver
[5] http://www.metzlerbros.org/dvb/index.html Libdvb