make a pvr
freebsd at gimbo.org
Tue Jan 17 11:33:11 PST 2006
At 10.04 17/01/2006, Arne Woerner wrote:
>--- Gianmarco Giovannelli <gmarco at giovannelli.it> wrote:
>> I'd like to made a personal video recorder
>> and I am guessing which hardware may I buy
>> for the video recording.
>If you use a fast box, you do not need a TV card that does
>hardware MPEG encoding. I personally use two boxes (a very old
>slow box (Pentium 166MHz P54C) for a hauppauge PVR 250 (that box
>needs special care regarding the network traffic while the PVR
>card is active; seems to be a problem with the old box... :-)) )
>and my newer box (Athlon XP 2400+) for a pinnacle PCTV rave and a
>Hauppauge WinCast/TV, so that I can record 3 channels at the same
>time (1 in good quality 720x576 pixel
>and two in less quality 448x336), but then I cannot watch TV. :-))
Hi Arne, thanks for your kind,
may I do some more questions ?
If I got a pvr 250/350 I can use the mpeg encoding of the card to
record the tv (or other video source I suppose).
Is there similar hw supported by FreeBSD that I can buy if I am not
able to find these two (250/350) ?
If I use a fast box I can buy a simple tv card (i.e PCTV rave or
Hauppauge WinCast/TV) and then use somekind of programs (which ?
:-) to save the video in mpeg format. Any tips on hw well supported ones ?
Which program should I use ? Freevo ?
Thanks very much for your attention.
Gianmarco Giovannelli , "Unix expert since yesterday"
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