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Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:06 pm
by foxcube
Has anyone had any success with the above?

It is seen by the system and I can set and check configuration, but when I try to read data, the program locks up.

I'm accessing it with the V4L2 API and as I'm trying to learn that and Linux at the same time, it's extremely likely that it's something I'm not doing right. If anyone has got it to work with some standard software, that would be a good pointer.

Brian

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:24 pm
by fbutler
foxcube wrote:Has anyone had any success with the above?

It is seen by the system and I can set and check configuration, but when I try to read data, the program locks up.

I'm accessing it with the V4L2 API and as I'm trying to learn that and Linux at the same time, it's extremely likely that it's something I'm not doing right. If anyone has got it to work with some standard software, that would be a good pointer.

Brian
I don't have the device in question, however try using guvcview to view it.

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:39 pm
by foxcube
Thanks. I'll have a look.

Brian

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 pm
by G4GUO
I am getting the same problem. I can configure the PVR via V4l without an
error and I can open it without error but when I try to read data from it I get
Input/Output errors. The same code on a PC Linux system works flawlessly.

- Charles

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:35 am
by G4GUO
Well I fixed my problem with my HVR-1900 , I didn't have
all the firmware files installed. Note to self always read the
dmesg output very carefully!

- Charles

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:55 am
by jaap
G4GUO wrote:Well I fixed my problem with my HVR-1900 , I didn't have
all the firmware files installed. Note to self always read the
dmesg output very carefully!

- Charles
So does that mean you can watch analog tv on your Pi with the HVR-1900? (I'm interested in doing this and am wondering how well that works before I buy one.)

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:02 pm
by G4GUO
I am afraid I don't know, I have only tried using it for video capture.
All the driver support is there in the Kernel so it should be possible
to use the tuner for broadcast reception.

- Charles

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:52 pm
by pmijoiu
G4GUO wrote:I am afraid I don't know, I have only tried using it for video capture.
All the driver support is there in the Kernel so it should be possible
to use the tuner for broadcast reception.

- Charles
Can you please give us some insight of how well is the video capture working? Is it better than an EasyCap adapter?

Re: Hauppauge PVR-USB2 MPEG-2 Capture.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:59 am
by G4GUO
pmijoiu wrote:Can you please give us some insight of how well is the video capture working? Is it better than an EasyCap adapter?
Yes because the Hauppauge does hardware MPEG2 compression so there is considerably less activity on the USB interface.

- Charles