Trying to watch TV with an USB DVB-T adapter, webcamd, and VLC fails with error messages like:
> core input error: open of `dvb-t://frequency=642000000,inversion=2,bandwidth=8,code-rate-hp=9,code-rate-lp=9,modulation=0,transmission=0,guard=0,hierarchy=0' failed
It works with multimedia/mpv. Do I need to enable an option in the VLC port or is it broken?
Can you try:
And make sure vlc has access to /dev/dvb/....
Ran vlc -vvvv dvb:// but it does not work (I can attach the whole output if needed):
> [0000000818c15150] core access debug: no access modules matched
> [000000081880f070] core input error: open of `dvb://' failed
Same with dvb-t://. It works with mpv dvb://, so /dev/dvb/... is definitely accessible.
These plugins are suspiciously missing on FreeBSD, but are available on Debian for example:
It might be you need to build vlc, after installing webcamd. Try to enable V4L support in VLC when building.
The DVB feature is not broken in VLC under FreeBSD.
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I try to install from packages when possible and V4L is enabled by
I fixed it now. The problem was that multimedia/vlc did not declare
a build dependency on multimedia/v4l_compat when V4L is enabled
leading to the default package not having a DVB plugin (see attached patch).
VLC now also installs the missing access modules libdvb_plugin and
vlc dvb:// now works.
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Fixed white space in patch.
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A commit references this bug:
Date: Mon Feb 22 12:32:47 UTC 2016
New revision: 409337
Add a build depend on v4l_compat when the V4L option is enabled (which is
by default). So dvb support is enabled and build. This allows vlc to
understand dvb:// uri's again.
Submitted by: Tobias Kortkamp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Committed (with a small change), thanks!