[ivtv-devel] PVR350 TS support

Christian Iversen chrivers at iversen-net.dk
Thu Apr 12 23:31:13 CEST 2007

On Saturday 07 April 2007, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> On Saturday 07 April 2007 03:27, Fgf Svc wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I recently trying to capture mpeg2 TS data from my PVR350 card. There
> > are some thing looks like uncleared about this product.
> >
> > I'm using 0.4.10 on kernel 2.6.12. When I do cat /dev/video0 >
> > tmp.mpg, I can capture mpeg1 and mpeg2-PS (by using ivtvctl -c
> > command). but when capturing TS data, the data can not be played at
> > all. VLC report all data as "garbage data".
> >
> > On Windows, WinTV2000 disabled the choice of Transport Stream while
> > ivtv still can set the stream type 1 (the TS).
> >
> > I'm wondering is this feature actually exist in current PVR350 board
> > or not at all. Is there some people trying the same efforts? Any
> > share of your comments are highly appreciated.
> Conexant removed support for TS from the firmware. Newer ivtv versions
> no longer offer TS, just like the Windows driver.
> So there is no TS support for this hardware. Very old firmwares still
> have it, but AFAIK the support for TS was never very good.

Wouldn't it actually be pretty simple to add support for this in the driver? 
Correct me if I'm wrong here. 

(Of course, a better place would probably be a small listener application that 
reads /dev/video0)

Christian Iversen

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