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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #240 on: January 07, 2013, 09:59:56 pm »
graeme@Linux1 ~ $ sudo apt-get xawtv-tools
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E: Invalid operation xawtv-tools
graeme@Linux1 ~ $
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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #241 on: January 07, 2013, 10:04:02 pm »
ok I've installed xawtv-tools
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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #242 on: January 07, 2013, 10:26:51 pm »
Sorry, I was going to build on this while the USB thingy is getting sorted :-[
Actually this tool might not be that useful afterall.
You could uninstall it with:
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sudo apt-get remove xawtv-tools
When you ready to try agan could you post the output:
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xawtv -debug 255 -hwls
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 10:37:40 pm by SeZo »

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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #243 on: January 07, 2013, 10:36:01 pm »
Well I have the VCR connected to the pci card so can we stick with this for now ?
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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #244 on: January 07, 2013, 10:38:51 pm »
See my edit above.

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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #245 on: January 07, 2013, 10:45:57 pm »
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xawtv -debug 255 -hwls

It's not possible to give you that output because it continually writes

blit: putframe
v4l2: ok
v4l2: ok

over and over so I can't copy it

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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #246 on: January 07, 2013, 11:02:08 pm »
Try the following line:
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ls /dev/snd

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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #247 on: January 07, 2013, 11:03:19 pm »
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graeme@Linux1 ~ $ ls /dev/snd
by-path  controlC0  hwC0D0  pcmC0D0c  pcmC0D0p  pcmC0D2c  seq  timer
graeme@Linux1 ~ $
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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #248 on: January 07, 2013, 11:15:43 pm »
Try this:
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xawtv -nodga -noxv -dspdev /dev/snd

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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #249 on: January 07, 2013, 11:20:30 pm »
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graeme@Linux1 ~ $ xawtv -nodga -noxv -dspdev /dev/snd
This is xawtv-3.102, running on Linux/i686 (3.5.0-17-generic)
xinerama 0: 1600x900+0+0
vid-open-auto: using analog TV device /dev/video0
WARNING: No DGA direct video mode for this display.
WARNING: keeping fbuf pitch at: 6400, as no base addr was detected
WARNING: couldn't find framebuffer base address, try manual
         configuration ("v4l-conf -a <addr>")
v4l2: WARNING: framebuffer base address mismatch
v4l2: me=(nil) v4l=(nil)
Alsa devices: cap: (null) (/dev/video0), out: default
oss: can't use format 8bit mono

xawtv opens up and plays audio & video ok,   clicking to record shows the last line in the terminal output
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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #250 on: January 07, 2013, 11:27:36 pm »
FYI .. I've already tried ALL the devices in /dev/snd using the -dspdev option .. and xawtv always returns

oss: can't use format 8bit mono
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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2013, 11:37:37 pm »
Thanks for that Mark :D
grasping at straws here:
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xawtv -nodga -noxv -dspdev plughw:Intel

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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #252 on: January 07, 2013, 11:45:16 pm »
currently grasping at the same straws ;)
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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #253 on: January 08, 2013, 10:18:51 pm »
According to this site oss-compat is available for Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
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This package ensures that Open Sound System support is provided in some way. On Linux, it enables the ALSA compatibility modules. On other kernels where OSS is the default interface, no action is taken.

The purpose of this package is for applications that only support OSS

to depend on it, hence preventing common "/dev/dsp not found" errors that would confuse unexperienced users.

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sudo apt-get install oss-compat

After that (may requre a reboot) run:
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xawtv -nodga -noxv
then try to record

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Re: Who remembers Betamax ?
« Reply #254 on: January 08, 2013, 10:57:12 pm »
Hi SeZo

I felt so confident that would work but alas

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graeme@Linux1 ~ $ xawtv -nodga -noxv
This is xawtv-3.102, running on Linux/i686 (3.5.0-17-generic)
xinerama 0: 1600x900+0+0
vid-open-auto: using analog TV device /dev/video0
WARNING: No DGA direct video mode for this display.
WARNING: keeping fbuf pitch at: 6400, as no base addr was detected
WARNING: couldn't find framebuffer base address, try manual
         configuration ("v4l-conf -a <addr>")
v4l2: WARNING: framebuffer base address mismatch
v4l2: me=(nil) v4l=(nil)
Alsa devices: cap: (null) (/dev/video0), out: default
oss: open /dev/dsp: No such file or directory


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