[ivtv-users] Routing videos to Hauppauge PVR 350

Andrew Lyon andrew.lyon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 12:03:41 CEST 2006


On 10/13/06, Thomas Andrews <tandrews at grok.co.za> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Why can I play recorded stuff out on the PVR350's TV out, but not
> arbitrary mpg files that I put on there ? In other words:
>
>     Media Library --> Watch Recordings --> goes to the TV, but
>     Media Library --> Watch Videos --> goes to Mplayer
>
> How can I make "Watch Videos" just go to the TV out?
>
> Do I *have* to set up xorg to use the 350's frame-buffer device? (ie
> recompile the entire xorg, rather than just using debs.) This seems
> rather a clumsy approach - I'd much rather use the PVR's onboard mpeg
> decoder for videos..
>
> Many thanks,
> Thomas

You can only use the mpeg decoder for mpeg2, if your videos are mpeg4
or other format you have to use the X output.

Andy



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