[MPlayer-users] Which TV card ?

Wieslaw Kierbedz sprawki at wp.pl
Tue Aug 19 11:09:55 CEST 2003

Użytkownik Rainer Hantsch napisał:

>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>Two weeks ago I bought a MEDION TV Card from "Hofer" (MD 2819) in Austria. It
>had an acceptable price, so I gave it a try with my testing PC with SuSE
>8.0/8.1/8.2. The result is not very satisfying, SuSE 8.1 at least detects the
>chipset (SAA7134), but even with a longer wire in the antenna-connector xawtv
>and kWinTV did not find any station.
>With Windoze98, the card worked on my son's PC, but the incuded software was
>not able to record in full PAL quality on his 2GHz AMD machine... Typically
>Windoze, wasting a lot of power, therefore I want to finally use the card
>with Linux...
>What I have:
>o  I have installed SuSE 8.0 on my livingroom PC besides my TV. It works
>   perfectly as video player, so I would like to keep it unchanged.
>o  Hardware: PIII-800, 256MB RAM, Asus V7100 PCI with TV-Out. Harddisk is
>   currently 20GB, so data compression should be done on the fly to save
>   space.
>What I want to do:
>o  Recording films from TV to harddisk
>o  Recording must be in full PAL quality, quality shall be same or better as
>   with my (very good) Video-Tape-Recorder, without frame loss.
>o  Sound must be in stereo (I was told that not every TV does stereo)
>o  Scheduled recording (can also be with an 'at' command.
>o  cut out all commercials afterwards (or can some software detect
>   commercials and interrupt recording automatically?)
>o  burn the final file on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM.
clean (not distorted or noisy) tv signal, mencoder, 384x288 resolution, 
lavc msmpeg4 codec with about 1500 kbits/s bitrate, pcm audio
I am affraid, PIII-800 is too slow for full resolution.

Wiesław Kierbedź
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www.v4l.prv.pl (video4linux - podstawy polish)

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