View Full Version : Getting TV Audio on startup
01-27-2006, 10:47 PM
I installed SageTV today. Haven't gotten to the commercial skipping feature yet but otherwise it looks like exactly what I've been looking for.
I have the SageTVService enabled. Everytime I reboot now the TV audio comes through the speakers. It's messy sounding, as though it's coming through an antena instead of cable. To get rid of it I have to start the main SageTV app and then that takes over.
The only other TV software that had been running was ATI TV's scheduling program. It's been on there for a couple weeks now and I haven't had this issue.
01-27-2006, 11:05 PM
A bit of a guess, but it sounds like you are using a software encoder card w/the TV's audio going to the line-in jack. Try editing sage.properties and setting this property:
It is probably false currently. You can edit the properties file in Notepad, but make sure Format -> Word Wrap is not checked. If that isn't it, then I don't know what it is.
... and before someone else says it: you'll get a better picture w/less cpu usage with a hardware encoder card. ;)
01-28-2006, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the reply. Just read it real quick & not at home right now. Couple questions, which file are the Sage properties in (just in case it's not obvious when I look :) ). Also I thought the card was a hardware encoder. Admitedly I'm not well versed on video issues but I thought this was a top of the line type card. If not, what would I be looking for (name and model wise)?
01-28-2006, 11:36 AM
If you want to stick with an ATI based card, the Sapphire Theatrix Theatre 550 Pro is a good hardware card, the Lite version without remote is even cheaper.
Also the hardware encoders offered by Hauppauge are also great.
01-28-2006, 12:05 PM
Just read it real quick & not at home right now. Couple questions, which file are the Sage properties in (just in case it's not obvious when I look :) ).Like mentioned above: sage.properties. (yeah, I know you said you read it fast... ;) )
Also I thought the card was a hardware encoder. Admitedly I'm not well versed on video issues but I thought this was a top of the line type card. If not, what would I be looking for (name and model wise)?Like wheemer said, the Hauppauge cards are used by a lot of people. You would want to look at the PVR line of cards (http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/compare_pvr.html); specifically, the 150, 500, or USB2 versions.
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