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Re: can mplayer in etch be used to watch TV?


Serena Cantor, 01.11.2007 00:03:
> I can use xawtv in etch to watch TV, but am not happy with it, so I try mplayer. So far it does
> not work. Below is output:
> (BTW: can you recommend other TV-watching packages in etch?)
> $ mplayer driver=v4l tv://16 norm=PAL device=/dev/video0 >& output.txt
> […]
> Playing driver=v4l.
> File not found: 'driver=v4l'
> Failed to open driver=v4l.

The manpage of mplayer contains this example:

>        input from standard V4L:
>        mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l:width=640:height=480:outfmt=i420 -vc rawi420 -vo xv

So you’re missing the "-tv" which is why mplayer recognizes "driver=v4l" as

Regards, Mathias


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