[MPlayer-users] Re: Which TV card ?

Rainer Hantsch rainer at hantsch.co.at
Wed Aug 20 17:39:53 CEST 2003


I finally gave up with this crazy MEDION MD 2819 card and returned it to
HOFER, where I got it from. I couldn't get it working; the saa7134 was
detected, but I could not get the tuner working, so it was not usable at all.

-> I'll never buy a MEDION product any more, always difficulties with this

Now I have ordered (for a lower price) an original "Hauppauge WinTV Express".
Ok, it is only MONO sound, but it uses an BT878 chip, so it should work out of
the box with SuSE 8.0/1/2   :-)

Maybe, somebody also has this card.
I will be happy to receive his experiences with it, how to set it up, and so
on. My final goal is to build a Video-Disk-Recorder, creating DivX4 encoded
files or something else which can be edited with a standard Linux cutting
tool like broadcast2000 or similar, before being burned to CD-ROM(s).

My first step will be to see a TV picture on the screen. If this works, the
next step will be to build my VDR.

Which software can be used to record full PAL @ 25fps? I will be happy when it
is possible to record DivX4 on the fly, with only a light data compression,
i.e. to 2100 kbps. (This is the value I use when I make a backup copy of
my DVD's and gives excellent video quality. - and I prefer quality, no disk
saving.) -- suggestions?


  Ing. Rainer Hantsch

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