Access s-video on p7131H tv tuner

Posted on 03/21/10 4 Comments

Asus My Cinema P7131H Dual DVB-T/Analogue Hybrid Tuner PCI

I recently bought an asus p7131H pci TV-tuner solely for the purpose of connecting my Wii to the 24″ monitor I have acquired.

After trying for a couple of hours to access the s-video stream from different players (even the over complicated MythTV) I came across the very nice and simple tvtime.

Installing it was a piece of cake with synaptic

sudo apt-get install tvtime

The “tricky” part was to switch to s-video. And by tricky I mean I had to spent 1 minute to read the man page and figure out I had to use the -i switch

tvtime -d /dev/video1 -i 1

That was it. Now I can enjoy Mario Kart on my pc screen :-D

Wii: Mario Kart


  1. Versed says:
    Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 1:23am

    This is my first visit here, but I will be back soon, because I really like the way you are writing, it is so simple and honest

  2. Dastar says:
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 5:53pm

    How would you rate the video quality? Got this card today installed as i wanted to connect wii to the computer but the video quality is just atrocious. I uses the TotalMedia application provided on CD. Maybe a livecd ubuntu would be more adequate?

  3. JNik says:
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:23pm

    The video quality wasn’t bad actually. I’ve only tested in ubuntu though.

    You don’t have anything to loose by trying a live cd, although I’m not sure about the speed.

  4. Dastar says:
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7:24pm

    Thank you for your fast response. I will try it as currently on windows it is unusable :)

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