[MPlayer-users] Re: Which TV card ?
olli at secnetix.de
Wed Aug 20 18:08:09 CEST 2003
Rainer Hantsch <rainer at hantsch.co.at> wrote:
> -> I'll never buy a MEDION product any more, always difficulties with this
My Medion things work fine. But I always check out if they
work _before_ buying them. ;-)
> 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 :-)
The Bt848/878 always works fine. But the question is if
the tuner will work. There are (literally) thousands of
different tuners. Some work, and some don't, and some
require a bit of fiddling -- it's a matter of luck. Even
cards with the same name can have totally different tuners.
The following page is a very valuable source of information
(it takes a long time to load, though, because of many
images). I assume you already found it while googling for
> Maybe, somebody also has this card.
> I will be happy to receive his experiences with it, how to set it up, and so
_If_ it works, it should be trivial to set up. Follow the
docs. There are also plenty of Howtos on the net. You're
not the first person to do such a thing.
> Which software can be used to record full PAL @ 25fps?
mencoder, nuvrec, ... Consult the list archives.
> 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?
You can record in uncompressed YUV format which is very
good quality. Requires 15 MBytes/sec. That way, you can
store about 3 hours on a 160 GB disk.
Well, you asked for excellent quality and no disk saving.
Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co KG, Oettingenstr. 2, 80538 München
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