Kbtv2 beta2 uploaded
danny at ricin.com
Sat Feb 23 00:57:22 UTC 2008
On Friday 22 February 2008 17:46:42 Dieter wrote:
> > Your card seems to have a microtune tuner mt2050 which is not yet
> > supported by the saa backend. I'm looking into it. Unfortunately it
> > differs from the other generic tuner APIs for saa in that tuning and init
> > are to be handled differently (mt2032 is supported by bktr, so I can peek
> > there). THis is an important tuner to have support for though for several
> > reasons:
> > - it's on a chip, not in a large chunky metal enclosure
> I have read that the very small USB tuners don't perform as well as the
> "large chunky metal enclosure", because some features were left out.
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Well, they don't have an mpeg encoder chip, but neither do the old fashioned
analog TV cards. Of course, supporting that A/V decoder is another matter.
But so is supporting an onboard mpeg encoder.
They seem to use empia chipsets almost exclusively, the variant without
onboard MPEG encoder is called the "blackbird" design IIRC.
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