Problems with Lifeview Walker Q DVB-T card (1 Viewer)


New Member
November 30, 2005
Area: Media Portal Program
MediaPortal Version: RC1 (2005-09-01)
MediaPortal Skin: Project X
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 2.0.50727
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: ffdshow Audio Decoder
Video Codec: Mpeg2Dec Filter
CPU Type: AMD Athlon - 1.1GHz
Memory: 447 MB
TV Card Model: Lifeview Walker Q DVB-T
TV Card Type: DVB
TV Card Driver: 1.2.00
Video Card Model: Nvidia Geforce4 MX Integrated Gpu (microsoft Corporation) (64 MB)
Video Card Driver:
Video Card Resolution: 800x600
Video Render Type: Overlay
Audio Card Model: Realtek AC'97 Audio
Audio Card Driver: latest

I am having problems getting mediaportal to work with a Lifeview Walker Q DVB-T USB2 card. The bundled DTV software also has problems, namely video but no sound (latest version of the drivers and software).
I have tried every combination of mediaportal (installed/uninstalled) alongside DTV but with no success. The card recognised is either a Walker Digital hardware or sofware card.
I have also tried to create a CaptureCardDef listed below:

<capturecard commercialname="LifeView TV Walker Digital Capture" capturename="LifeView TV Walker Digital Capture" devid="vid_10fd&amp;pid_0500">
<capabilities tv="true" radio="false" mpeg2="true" mce="false" sw="false" bda="true"></capabilities>
<interface cat="capture" video="2" audio="3" mpeg2="1" sectionsandtables="5"></interface>
<filter cat="networkprovider" name="Microsoft DVBT Network Provider" checkdevice="false"></filter>
<filter cat="tunerdevice" name="LifeView TV Walker Digital Tuner" checkdevice="true"></filter>
<filter cat="capture" name="LifeView TV Walker Digital Capture" checkdevice="true"></filter>
<connection sourcefilter="networkprovider" sourcepin="0" sinkfilter="tunerdevice" sinkpin="0"></connection>
<connection sourcefilter="tunerdevice" sourcepin="0" sinkfilter="capture" sinkpin="0"></connection>

If I try to detect the card with this def, mediaportal does not find anything at all!
I am making an assumption about the card being a BDA MPEG2 output card - Graphview shows that a BDA capture filter and tuner filter are available, and the graph renders almost exactly the same as the example given on the mediaportal website.

Is the above def correct? Have I missed anything?
Any help is appreciated!


New Member
November 30, 2005
Re: update

This has been sorted out in the latest CVS build. As far as I can see, it matters where in the CaptureCardDefs file the definition is, as looking at the working file, that is the only difference.

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