MythTV backend - any hope to get my PVR-250 working?

Bernhard Froehlich decke at
Fri Apr 15 12:53:58 UTC 2011

On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:55:22 -0500, Saul A Peebsen wrote:
> I have an always on FreeBSD box which I thought would also serve as
> MythTV backend. After looking at I
> figured it's a piece of cake and bought a PVR-250. 
> Now I'm confused because MythTV does not find the card.
> After installing multimedia/pvr250 device node cxm0 is created, but
> that's the only one. I can cat the stream out of it and watch the
> default channel but that's it.
> The card is:
> Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC16 (CX23416)
> MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
> Is there any hope it would work after some fiddling or I just better
> ditch the whole idea?

Don't know exactly about PVR-250 cards but pvrxxx is currently a
problem and known to fail since MythTV 0.22. I've tried to narrow down
the problem with Torfinn Ingolfsen for pvrxxx but could not find a
solution. Can you please also put the following patch into
/usr/ports/multimedia/mythtv/files/ and reinstall mythtv. After that try
to configure the card and send me the mythbackend.log file please.

Bernhard Froehlich

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