any application that can read straight form a tv tuner device?

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Thu Mar 8 20:42:35 UTC 2007

On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 14:46:42 -0500
Jim Stapleton <stapleton.41 at> wrote:

> $ SomeMpegViewer < /dev/cxm0
> would alow me to use my TV tuner? The application would be used ONLY
> for video/audio. Channel changing and such would be handled by another
> appliation on the command line.
> I tried mplayer since it was supposed to be able to handle mpg videos
> from stdin, however it gave me an error saying there was too much data
> per packet (I don't have it with me at the moment, so I can't say
> exactly what it is)

FWIW, I use 'mplayer -cache 8192 /dev/cxm0' with my pvr-350 or pvr-500,
and that works fine.
I decided the 8192 cache value by starting low and increaseing until
the video was ok.

Torfinn Ingolfsen,

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