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

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Wed Mar 14 02:19:48 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 04:14:52PM -0500, Josh Tolbert wrote:
> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:14:52 -0500
> From: Josh Tolbert <hemi at puresimplicity.net>
> Subject: Re: oops, now: bsd question: how to record a tv stream?
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> 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.

	hey, josh, you just gave me an idea.  my sister is giving me
	a used computer that is in good shape.

	i have heard about the "848" or whatever cards for years.
	should i have my sister's technician add one?  i understood
	everything but your last paragraph.  please do send me the
	links....offline i f you think it wise to spare the

	Q:  i have [i think] hi-def in the used computer, so  want a
	hi-def card....

	yours in geezer-geeekdom,


	PS: i was a kernel hacker, a porter, and an OS TEster.
	pix, tv, [movies], audio  are strictly over my head.

> Cheers,
> Josh
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