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Month: February 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Kaffeine and HDTV

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:01:09 -0900
On 02/23/2016 06:26 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 February 2016 09:17:34 Thierry de Coulon wrote:
>> On Tuesday 23 February 2016 09.27:39 Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> In the event that it works for HD with winderz but not linux, the
>>> list to ask next would be the v4l list on (I think,
>>> I've not been on it in a couple years)  Some pretty sharp digital
>>> video folks hang out there.  You'll need to show them the lspci or
>>> lsusb/lshw output so they can properly ID the chipset in the stick.
>>> Cheers, Gene Heskett
>> I can confirm that it works with Windows (same stick, on the same
>> machine). There seem to be two problems:
>> a) Can Kaffeine display HD TV?
> Yes, works well with the 4 signals, 8 "channels" that I can get off air
> here.
>> If not there's not much to do short of
>> looking for another program.
>> b) How can I create a new program list, as w_scan crashes (so badly
>> that it locks the machine competely).
> I haven't encountered that, however, without a signal it marches right
> thru our american tv band reporting nothing found in nominally 1 minute.
> But it doesn't crash.  Possibly a contaminated line in the standard file
> your locale would use?  Guessing of course, aka known as a SWAG, for a
> Scientific Wild Assed Guess. ;-)
> Here, w_scan didn't ring any bells, so I did the usual search for likely
> suspects, and came up with this:
> gene@coyote:/usr/src/dvb-atsc-tools-1.0.8$ ls -l `locate w_scan`
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   810 Feb 11
> 06:16 /opt/trinity/lib/trinity/
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28372 Feb 11
> 06:23 /opt/trinity/lib/trinity/
>  From those dates, its been updated recently, and while kaffiene still
> say's its 8.8, thats obviously been updated recently by TDE r14.0.3
> here.  Are you up to date?
> I'd mildly fault the kaffeine people for not configuring us a way to
> specify by manual entry, a channel vs frequency input. That might take
> technical info not at the average users fingertips.  Perhaps it will
> happen eventually?
>> I'll take a look at the v4l list. thanks.
>> Regards,
>> Thierry
> Take care,
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

  Kaffeine is based on xine libraries, the latest version in Debian 
Stretch supports bluray, This is using TDE R14.0.3

One thing I always try with Trinity issues is, login  as a new user and 
see if the problems disappears.

I do have issues with Kafffeine that make it to painful to use, esp with 
so many choices available.

FYI, Handbrake is a super transcoder for video, create my own video files.

greg m