On 02/08/2010 22:27, Peter Nikolic wrote:
On Monday 02 Aug 2010 10:38:47 Basil Chupin wrote:
On 02/08/2010 16:19, Peter Nikolic wrote:
> On Monday 02 Aug 2010 01:39:33 Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 02/08/2010 05:27, Peter Nikolic wrote:
Peter, I have to 'fess up - but which I
didn't think I had to do, but
now it seems that what you are using is not as "effective" as what I am
using - and I don't mean in any shape or form to start a "war" by
I am using Ubuntu - switched over to it some months ago. By using Ubuntu
I am also using the gnome desktop.
Until last week, my wife was still using openSUSE and the KDE4 desktop
and she had nothing but hassles in recent weeks. Now that I switched her
over to Ubuntu/gnome she has not had a single hassle - she is a "happy
chappy" (and her cooking now reflects this :-) .)
I mention this NOT to start any flame war but simply stating the
situation as it applies in this household.
So whatever I have said so far with respect to your problem has been
from the point of view of me using Ubuntu - and I am *NOT* having the
problems you appear to be having.
Having stated this, are you sure that you don't have any old, and
useless, files hanging around and which are affecting your current
installation of vlc?
As a possible indicator, in Ubuntu I have videolan.org
as the source of
the vlc application files - and which is why I had my vlc upgraded to
However, irrespective of which distro you are using I cannot understand
why you are having the hassles you say you are having.
Perhaps it has something to do with your local broadcasting bands which
are in the process of being re-organised?
One of our ABC channels here in Australia changed their name to ABC
Channel 24 last week - which also affected their other channels. (Which
is why I find that w-scan is the best way to produce a 'channels.conf'
rather that using the list of channels in xine (dvb-utils) or even
kaffeine which appear to be 'static' in that that they are produced from
info supplied by the author of the s/ware whereas w-scan scans what is
actually available at any time in your locale.)
The other variable in all this is the fact that you are using a
Hauppauge card - and I am using the German Technisat AirStar 2 DVB-T
card. Is this the thing which is causing your problem? Dunno.
there is one thing i wish would happen in the Linux community that is we stop
this differing paths and the rest of it get to standards moan over for now
Amen to that, but this is what makes Linux so pleasant to use: the
choices which you have available to you.
Well i am back to the VLC way of doing a channel scan
again and it works once
And this is where I cannot fathom how you are able to do this because
for my setup there is something missing and even though the scan is
performed I do not get any channels recognised!
Unless I use w-scan to generate the *.conf file.
i have used w_scan but it is not too good seems to
include loads of
stuff that i have not got the faintest where it finds it from .
With kaffeine, it imports some file from its home site and uses that for
the scan of your local channels.
If you use the dvb-utils for xine they, too, use a provided file put
together by the author in order to generate the channels.conf it uses.
On the other hand, w-scan seems to simply scan the airways for the
channels in your country and, or course, will pick up those which are
recognisable in your area.
As you probably would have realised by now, it also picks up all the
digital radio channels as well as digital HD TV channels - which is
probably what you mean by "includes loads of stuff that i have not got
the faintest where it finds it from".
I am now starting to wonder......
If you have a close look at the channels.conf which is generated you
will find that channels for something like the ABC here and probably the
BBC where you are very close together ie, they are separated by very
small margins of MHz bandwidth - if that. Even using xine I often have
problems with watching one of the ABC channels without suddenly losing
the original channel and being "switched" over to some other channel. In
fact I often also have to start at the "top end" of a local channel and
then switch "down" to the next channel from the same provider (eg, to
see Channel 7 HD I need to start with Channel 7 #1 and then switch over
to Channel 7 HD in order to see the latter).
I don't know what causes this especially seeing as how we are in direct
line of sight of the transmitting tower (we see it from our lounge room
windows) which is some 5km from us - and we have an outdoor aerial
mounted on the roof.
Question now is: do you use an indoor aerial or an outdoor one, and what
is the overall quality of your reception?
I have found an updated version to 1.1.2 and updated
so lets see what
transpires over the next couple of days ,It is just strange that it only
ever effects the BBC channels still
Have you spoken to your neighbours, for example, about any problems they
may be having with BBC reception on their normal TV sets? Perhaps your
Hauppauge card is not suitable for your locale?
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