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    TV Tuner software

    Hey all,
    I recently got myself a TV tuner card, and now am onto the arduous task of making it work. I've got Zapping and KdeTV. Zapping crashes as soon as it starts up, I've tried about 6 different versions of it. I can get KdeTV to work, but cant get an audio.

    For those of you out there with a tv tuner, what software are you using?

    I'm running slack 10.0 with dropline gnome. My tuner uses the saa7134 module.

    Cheers
    CP

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    hey CP,
    I have had mostly good luck with Zapping - but I must say I prefer TV time
    http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/ - it has snappy sayings at the top and seems more stable. sometimes zapping would get screwy on me too.

    may i also suggest mythTV for a PVR -> http://www.mythtv.org/


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    Re:TV Tuner software

    Thanks PB

    I've managed to get picture, but I cant get any sound. I'm going to do a few tests tomorrow, and then I'll know more.

    Cheers
    CP

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    I had similar problems untill I found out I had to specify a card number.

    Exaple:

    modprobe bttv card=39

    If I am wrong someone correct me.

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    Thanks for the tip. I tried that, but still I'm getting no sound. I think its trying to use OSS but I dont know if I have the OSS modules installed. I'm going to start looking at that soonish.

    CP

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    Ok I finally settled on a distro with my nvidia card working. I got picture but no sound too. I know i had sound before with out the patch cable. Did you figure it out?

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    hum - if yous is like mine you have an external audio cable...
    is it hooked up?

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    Yeah mine has the cable too. But I had it working with out it. Maybe I'll just have to hunt for that cable.

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    Re:TV Tuner software

    ive been looking at getting a tv tuner card for my office pc as well, and found this linux journal link

    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8116

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