[linux-dvb] DViCO FustionHDTV5 lite: I'm close...

Michael Krufky mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Thu Oct 6 03:02:24 CEST 2005

Dwayne Forsyth wrote:
> Ok I'm getting close.....
> How do I get mplayer to work? It's confused about the "tuner type"....
> Do I need a simple flag, or to upgrade my version of mplayer?

This is just a guess, but from the looks below, it looks like mplayer 
doesnt know where (or how) to find your device.  It probably needs a 
parameter or something.  Try man mplayer... ...or read on below to see 
how I do my own testing.

> I have download and build the drivers, kernel, etc ...
> I can run tvtime and see the analog stuff....
> run atscscan and have a ~/.mplayer/channels.conf
> $ /usr/bin/mplayer dvb://NBC5 -v
> MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
> CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP/XP-M Barton (Family: 6, 
> Stepping: 0)
> Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
> CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
> CommandLine: 'dvb://NBC5' '-v'
> init_freetype
> get_path('font/font.desc') -> '/home/forsyth/.mplayer/font/font.desc'
> font: can't open file: /home/forsyth/.mplayer/font/font.desc
> Font /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
> Using MMX (with tiny bit MMX2) Optimized OnScreenDisplay
> Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
> get_path('input.conf') -> '/home/forsyth/.mplayer/input.conf'
> Can't open input config file /home/forsyth/.mplayer/input.conf: No such 
> file or directory
> Parsing input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf
> Input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf parsed: 59 binds
> Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
> Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
> Can't init input joystick
> get_path('NBC5.conf') -> '/home/forsyth/.mplayer/NBC5.conf'
> Playing dvb://NBC5.
> DVB_CONFIG, can't detect tuner type of card 0, skipping
> DVB_CONFIG, can't open device /dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0, skipping
> DVB_CONFIG, can't open device /dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0, skipping
> DVB_CONFIG, can't open device /dev/dvb/adapter3/frontend0, skipping
> Failed to open dvb://NBC5
> vo: x11 uninit called but X11 not inited..
> Exiting... (End of file)
> ==========================
> $ cat channels.conf
> CBS2-DTK:63000000:8VSB:49:52:1
> WGN Spanish:503000000:8VSB:49:53:4
> WGN Digital Television:503000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WGN Analog Television:503000000:8VSB:0:0:65535
> WGN Digital Television:515000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WGN Spanish:515000000:8VSB:49:53:4
> WGN Analog Television:515000000:8VSB:0:0:65535
> WCIU-TV 26, Chicago "The U!":551000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WWME-CA 23, Chicago "Me-TV":551000000:8VSB:65:68:4
> WFBT-CA 48, Chicago:551000000:8VSB:81:84:5
> NBC5-DTK:563000000:8VSB:81:84:5
> NBC5-WX:563000000:8VSB:97:100:6
> NBC5:563000000:8VSB:0:0:65535
> WFLD-DT:575000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WSNS-DT:659000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WTTW-HD:671000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WTTW-DT:671000000:8VSB:65:68:4
> WPWR DT:695000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WLS-HD:701000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WLS-SD:701000000:8VSB:65:68:4
> WLS-SD:701000000:8VSB:81:84:5
> [0004]:707000000:8VSB:65:68:4
> WGBO DT:707000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> WXFT DT:743000000:8VSB:49:52:3
> [forsyth at derf1 ~/.mplayer]$
> =============================


I don't know what you did wrong (maybe someone else does), as I havent 
been able to get mplayer to work like that on my system.

Instead, this is what I do:

azap WNET_HD -r     (-r option is *very* important)
mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 -tskeepbroken -cache 8192

That works for me, although the options that I am passing to mplayer are 
completely optional.  You must keep azap running in order for mplayer to 
receive the stream.

MythTV does a nice job of managing all this for you... I highly 
recommend it.
Michael Krufky

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