[linux-dvb] Distorted analog sound when using an HVR-3000

Eduard Huguet eduardhc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 13:23:52 CET 2008

Ok, I need to rectify, at least partially, my last message: as you have
suggested now, the problem with s-video and composite audio capturing was
that the external device volume was set too high, which was apparently
saturating the audio input of the card. Lowering it was enough to capture
crystal clear sound... in mplayer.

In MythTV, now I have the problem that sound is playing strangelly
high-pitched. I really don't know how to explain it... I'm going to perform
some research to see if I can determine why sound is clear on mplayer and
not under MythTV.

Thanks for your help,

2008/11/24 Darron Broad <darron at kewl.org>

> In message <617be8890811240346r3aae6f31rfab45804419bfade at mail.gmail.com>,
> "Eduard Huguet" wrote:
> hi
> >Nothing :(. The results are exactly the same: when I use the analog TV
> >input, the sound is bad but understable, but somehow "high pitched" fro
> some
> >reason.
> okay. as it stands, analogue TV audio isn't affected by these changes
> so no change here is expected. i could see about changing this if you
> could live with mono only. however, this really would depend on whether
> any of this works for you at all...
> >When using s-video or composite (this, capturing sound from LineIn input)
> >the sound is completely broken: I'm getting only crackling noise,
> >ocassionaly disrupted by some fragments of which it should be the original
> >input sound...
> if this is the same problem as which has been addressed for analogue
> input (LINE-IN) for me on both an hvr-1300 and hvr-4000 then you can try to
> attenuate the input level even more to see if it improves things.
> >This happens both in MythTV and when using mplayer, like i.e. using the
> >following command line:
> >
> >mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:norm=PAL-BG:\
> >input=1:alsa:adevice=hw.1,0:amode=1:volume=50:immediatemode=0:buffersize=3
> >
> >Any ideas? I'm using a fresh copy of http://hg.kewl.org/v4l-dvb/repository.
> The volume level can be from 0 to 63 try something even lower (10).
> If the volume= option doesn't work as anticipated then
> try v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video --set-ctrl=volume=XX as well.
> We can look at other things if you have the time for it, e-mail me off-list
> and we can look work something out.
> cya
> --
>  // /
> {:)==={ Darron Broad <darron at kewl.org>
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