[MPlayer-users] mplayer not playing TV (but detects it)

Mike Warner storemike at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 13 21:38:47 CET 2005

mplayer plays movie and audio files just fine but doesn't seem to be able
to get input from my TV tuner card.  (This is the last thing I need to
finish before finally getting this thing into my living room.)  Has anyone
else had this problem?  It looks like it sees the tv signal OK.  Below is
what I get at STDOUT: (I'm working on the no audio bit right now using the
btaudio drivers)  Any suggestions?


[root at freevoBox freevo]# /usr/local/bin/mplayer -vo xv,sdl,x11, -fs
-autosync 100 -nolirc -autoq 100 -ao esd -screenw 800 -screenh 600 -fs
-slave -nocache tv:// -tv
, poll=-1
MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.2 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville (Family: 6,
Stepping: 6)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE

Playing tv://.
TV detected! ;-)
Selected driver: v4l
 name: Video 4 Linux input
 author: Alex Beregszaszi
 comment: under development
Selected device: BT878(Hauppauge (bt878))
 Capabilites: capture tuner overlay clipping frameram scales
 Device type: 235
 Supported sizes: 48x32 => 768x480
 Inputs: 4
  0: Television: tuner audio tv camera  (tuner:1, norm:ntsc)
  1: Composite1: audio camera  (tuner:0, norm:ntsc)
  2: S-Video: audio camera  (tuner:0, norm:ntsc)
  3: Composite3: audio camera  (tuner:0, norm:ntsc)
Using input 'Television'
vo: X11 running at 800x600 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local
Opening video decoder: [raw] RAW Uncompressed Video
VDec: vo config request - 640 x 480 (preferred csp: Packed YUY2)
VDec: using Packed YUY2 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 640x480 => 640x480 Packed YUY2  [fs]
Selected video codec: [rawyuy2] vfm:raw (RAW YUY2)
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
New_Face failed. Maybe the font path is wrong.
Please supply the text font file (~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf).
subtitle font: load_sub_face failed.
  MJP: returning! 0%  7%  0.0% 0 0

Exiting... (Quit)
[root at freevoBox freevo]#

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