oops, now: bsd question: how to record a tv stream?

Josh Tolbert 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.



Josh Tolbert
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