bsdav status on FreeBSD (was: Re: Buying a TV Capture card
(pinnacle, hauppauge: wincast, pvr, etc))
itetcu at people.tecnik93.com
Wed Dec 7 02:40:29 PST 2005
On Tue, 6 Dec 2005 21:12:26 -0800
Jacob Meuser <jakemsr at jakemsr.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 01:44:18PM -0200, Mario Sergio Fujikawa
> Ferreira wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am considering acquiring a tv capture card in order to
> > build a personal PVR system. Besides helping me test the video
> > capture support of some ports I maintain.
[ ... ]
> IMO, mplayer/mencoder should not be used to judge image quality
> or performance of bktr(4). I get stutter from those programs that I
> don't get from other programs. and they do some video processing
> instead of direct display.
> IMO, and I'm probably biased on this, bktrplay from bsdav is
> a really good program for testing quality of bktr cards. it's
> simple and straight forward. no filtering and it does not try to
> force the frame rate (which is AFAICT where the stutter in
> mplayer/mencoder comes from) but uses the signals from bktr(4)
> to refresh the frames. also, run it with -vvv from a console
> and you will get useful diagnostics (actual frame rate).
I'm sorry, I didn't have time to import the OpenBSD changes in bktr 
code (not resetting the channel when accessing bktr), hence the port is
still marked broken.
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