oops, now: bsd question: how to record a tv stream?
hemi at puresimplicity.net
Tue Mar 13 21:38:41 UTC 2012
On 3/13/12 4:06 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:39:38PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> so that's it. i messed around with mythtv last fall on my ubuntu
> distro. couldn't get anywhere and finally realized that =you need some
> kind of HARDWARE=.
I have an HDHomeRun...The original "classic" two-tuner model, from
http://www.silicondust.com. It's a stand-alone DTV streamer. I use it
with an antenna; apparently you can get versions that work with antennas
or cablecard/cable TV as well. Works great. I use it with Windows Media
Center for scheduling recordings, but they work great with MythTV, VLC
and others for recording. Using VLC, I've recorded some videos of a
local band on a morning show that have ended up on YouTube...I can send
links if you want to see how it looks, although that station only
broadcasts in 480i.
For what it's worth, I've successfully used three BT848/878/878+
cards---all of which were PixelView or STB cards---in the same machine
running FreeBSD with the bktr driver and Motion to handle
surveillance-camera duties. mplayer/mencoder could only use bktr0 cause
they hard-code bktr0 in the source and seemed thoroughly uninterested in
fixing this oversight, even though the change would be fairly minor.
Hope that helps someone.
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