[MPlayer-users] TV doesn't work

Bert Haverkamp bert at bertenselena.net
Wed Jul 9 21:03:54 CEST 2003

Hello all,

Sorry for the simple header. But it is true I can't seem to get watching TV 
working. Xawtv does work ( at least image. I wory about audio later)
But with mplayer I have no succes. 

I have a pinnacle PCTV card. The bttv module is loaded.
I use the following command line (MPlayer 0.90rc5-3.2.3)
mplayer -tv driver=v4l:norm=pal:channel=E2:chanlist=europe-west:width=352: 
height=240 -vo xv tv://

On the console I get:
Playing TV
Cache fill:  0.00% (0 bytes)    TV detected! ;-)
Selected driver: v4l
 name: Video 4 Linux input
 author: Alex Beregszaszi <alex at naxine.org>
 comment: under development
Selected device: BT878(Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Ra)
 Capabilites: capture tuner overlay clipping frameram scales
 Device type: 235
 Supported sizes: 48x32 => 924x576
 Inputs: 3
  0: Television: tuner audio tv camera  (tuner:1, norm:pal)
  1: Composite1: audio camera  (tuner:0, norm:pal)
  2: S-Video: audio camera  (tuner:0, norm:pal)
Using input 'Television'
Selected channel: E2 (freq: 48.250)
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Opening video decoder: [raw] RAW Uncompressed Video
VDec: vo config request - 352 x 240 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 352x240 => 352x240 Planar YV12
Selected video codec: [rawyv12] vfm:raw (RAW YV12)
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...

but the window remains black. This goes for all channels that I select.
Can anyone hint me to a solution?


Bert Haverkamp

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