Just bought a Hauppauge HVR1300 because of its hw encoder. The idea was to convert all my old vhs tapes to digital format. I thought I would use it in a windows environment but then I thought why not in linux and in VDR. Also I would get one more dvb card in use. I can use it easily as a dvb card with vdr but can not get it working with pvrinput. I've googled around but still no resolution. It would be neat to use vdr to record old tapes and then with burn plugin make dvd's out of them.
I have vdr-1.6.0 with xinelibout and pvrinput plugins. If I try to switch to composite "channel" I just get an error stating that the channel is not available. I have tried different values for CARD# in channels.conf with no luck. I've installed vdr and the plugins using synaptic and e-tobi repo. So no compiling except I tried also to get latest v4l2 and dvb-apps which ofcourse had to be compiled :) I can on the other hand use mplayer to watch the signal from composite input. mplayer tv:// -tv input=1 gives me picture in composite w/o encoder mplayer pvr:// gives me an error stating that /dev/video0 is not capable of encoding which of course is the truth mplayer /dev/video1 shows me again the composite picture and now it is using the internal encoder mencoder /dev/video1 -oac copy -ovc copy -of mpeg -o test.mpg records to file as it should All it seems to say in the logs is that the channel is not available. Anu suggestions what to try next or is this doomed to be a failure :( \\Kartsa _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr