TV/video capture cards are great. But which one ?
From: kozaki (kozaki.dev_at_free.fr)
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 00:05:52 +0100
I do need an anologic Video-in solution. Have an ADSL+TV Internet provider
with many TV channels directly out of the modem. (The modem+TV comes with
peritel and I've got a RCA adaptator, but no TV to catch the channels)
I'd like to encode some nice videos directly from that source.
Occasionnaly i'm willing to give VHS a try.
I currently run Mandrake Linux 10.1 (Kernel 126.96.36.199-10mdk) on a an Athlon
XP1800+ with 256 DDR266 and a Nvidia tnt2 32Mo (yeah that one from 1999
;), so to say i do not play Games like Wolfenstein/Doom3, but actually do
code for web and encode videos. I'll soon upgrade to a A64 - Nforce3 based
I wonder wether a MPEG2 hardware encoder card will be interesting, since I
put every videos into MPEG4/XviD/Matroska ??
I know that guy who's able to encode (DivX/mp3) with his 700 MHz AMD
Athlon and the Hauppauge WinTV Go] (model 190)*. It makes me confident
that any card with the right chipset will make it possible for me to watch
& record analogic video on my Linux box.
But the question is : which card (chipset) should one buy ?
- bttv gallery** shows all of the cards below, but it's not clear whether
they have tested all of them !
- Pinnacle Systems PCTV Rave/Pro seem inacurate for recording video
- But will Pinnacle PCTV Stereo (Bt878) or Pinnacle PCTV Stereo XE
(saa7134hl) do it ?
- Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP (conexant Bt878) is a cheap card (Mono Audio ?
does that makes 100% impossible to record stereo, or could one make it
through its Audio card and software config ?
- And finally what do you think about the WinFast TV 2000 XP Expert
- Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250/350 seem 100% compatible, but I'm not sure
MPEG-2 hardware encoder will help me to encode into XviD/Matroska, and the
price is quite expensive (starting at 120/145 euros)
Please any help should be wevr welcome !
Linux Mandrake 10.1
*** http://c.laloy.free.fr/howtos/linux/index_hardw.html 'TV Card / Video"
: my own page were i do post every information / good URL I grab