Hauppauge card capture + preview

Lukas Ertl le at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 20 10:41:08 PDT 2004

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Tim Aslat wrote:

> I don't know how feasible this is, but I have a project I'm working on
> using a Hauppauge PVR350 card which works like a charm, however I can't
> capture and view the stream at the same time.  Is there some way I can
> do the following
> run mplayer -rootwin /dev/cxm0 &
> then run my capture progogram, without
> having to kill off mplayer first

You will have to capture the stream to disk and then play the file while
it's being written.

I'm not sure if the FreeBSD driver supports the TV-out of the card, but if
I'm no mistaken then there's a 'passthrough' option in the card hardware,
where the stream is sent directly from the decoder to the TV-out again.
Again, I'm not sure if the FreeBSD driver supports that, but I think to
remember that one of the latest Linux drivers is able to activate it.


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