Plextor Myth Tv
This are some notes on the installation of the Plextor ConvertX PX-TV402U and MythTV on SUSE 10.0. This is not a complete list of instructions.
- Install the kernel sources
- Install fxload
The Makefile in 0.9.6 has some issues that make it fail at SUSE 10. My Makefile fixes:
install -m0755 hotplug/wis-ezusb \
install -m0644 hotplug/wis.usermap-ezusb \
For some reason, I had to upload the firmware by hand. For this, I've modified wis-ezusb by dropping the cases and setting the variables to values specific for my card:
FLAGS="-t fx2 -D $1"
The device is in this way specified as an argument to the script. You can find out the device with
Check if everything works by running
. This will show information on the device.
$ mysql_install_db --datadir=/tmp/mythdb/
Start database server:
$ mysqld_safe --datadir=/tmp/mythdb
Run MythTV commands for MySQL (as root)
$ mysql < /home/martin/.nix-profile/share/mythtv/sql/mc.sql
- install driver
- install xmltv (see later)
- start mysql
- start mythbackend
Start the mythbackend with:
Start setup with:
$ mythtv-setup -geometry 640x480
If the font is weird or you want to see the mouse, then you can use
to configure the font size and the visibility of the mouse. Also, you can make mythtv run in a window there (which I prefer).
- Remove other capture cards with 'D' (delete does not work)
- Card type: USB Mpeg-4 Encoder
- Video device: /dev/video0
- Audio device: /dev/dsp1
- Audio samping rate limit: none
- Default input: Tuner
You can find out the audio device using
(part of the ConvertX SDK) or
Note that you have to restart the backend if you have modified the sound configuration.
You cannot enter the actual frequence. Frequence IDs are numbers like E6, 42 etc, see:
Most of the providers only list the numbers and not the complete frequence ID. You have to look up the actual ID by its frequency.
Finetuning is required if there is a +/- . Calculation of the finetuning:
- (actual frequence - frequence of ID) / 62.5
You don't have to restart the backend if you have edited the channels.
Recording profiles must be configured:
- No compression for audio (i.e. not MP3)
xmltv for Netherlands
The python xmltv implementation is extremely slow. It works, but that's about it. Use the following one as an extension of xmltv (so, you have to install xmltv as well) :