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Linux MythTv Video Capture Card

Discussion in 'Software' started by kbates666, 29 Jan 2007.

  1. kbates666

    kbates666 What's a Dremel?

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  2. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    The MythTV web site and the Gentoo-wiki have a lot of information about compatible MythTV hardware. I'd suggest taking a look there. You should also take a look inside your kernel to see if you will need to recompile it for any of the cards you have your eye on.
     
  3. kbates666

    kbates666 What's a Dremel?

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    I'm well aware of where to find card listings but I rather find someone who has a recommendation on a good card that works with MyThtv
     
  4. robbybertu15

    robbybertu15 <b>needs a job</b>

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    So you are looking for a hardware encoder?
     
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    specofdust Banned

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    The Nova-T(single version, avoid the two-in-one version) is supposed to work very nicely from everything I've read. That's what I'm getting when I get mine :)
     
  6. shomann

    shomann Minimodder

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    I have been running my MythTV setup for 2 1/2 years now on (2) Hauppauge PVR-250s. The PVR-150 is it's replacement and what is called a hardware encoder card (meaning the CPU does next to nothing with the incoming video). These cards record to MPEG-2 and are heavily used in the MythTV community. Nearly all versions *SHOULD* be supported, but check the MythTV mailing lists to be sure.

    You will prefer a hardware based encoding card if you ever scale your system up to multiple tuners (which is really where PVRs start to shine).
     
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