[MPlayer-users] Which TV card ?
rcooley at spamcop.net
Tue Aug 19 16:06:14 CEST 2003
Rainer Hantsch wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> Any suggestion is welcome.
You probably aren't going to have any luck trying to do the real-time
encoding with mencoder. I've found it's quite CPU-intensive. The two
programs I recomend you check out are NVRec... The command-line program
is nuppelrec. It should be quite fast, although needing a great deal of
hard disk space. After that, you can convert it using mencoder in
non-realtime. I decided against using it, because the quality isn't as
good as I would like, it uses a great deal of hard drive space, so
recording programs several hours long would fill the hard disk I'm
using, and because it doesn't support a res better than 640x480 for
NTSC. Personally, I would suggest spending $100 and getting a hardware
MPEG2 card instead of requiring a major CPU to do a simple job.
Software still isn't all that good at realtime tasks.
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