Video streaming with freeBSD
drew at mykitchentable.net
Sun Aug 10 17:56:23 UTC 2008
Steve Cole wrote:
> I have just installed FreeBSD 4.11 with the intention of not only
> creating a file server but to allow for video streaming and recording
> with the aid of a TV card.
> Lots of forums suggest many options to achieve this however to save
> alot of time with untested and not always proven methods. Could you
> please advise me if this indeed possible and secondly if you could
> recommend any possible tv cards compatible with your OS
> I look forward to any help or assistance that you may offer.
> Many Thanks
> Steve C
If the main purpose of your box is to be a PVR, I suggest going with a
Linux distribution and using MythTV (http://www.mythtv.org). While I am
a fan of FreeBSD as a web/mail/etc. server, it did not meet my needs
when attempting to build a PVR. I found the Gentoo Linux distribution
most comfortable for me because it uses a "portage" system similar to
the "ports" system of FreeBSD. Others I tried were package based and
didn't always support my hardware.
Anyway, my two cents,
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