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Recommended hardware and software to capture video stream
- Subject: Recommended hardware and software to capture video stream
- From: julian at elischer.org (Julian Elischer)
- Date: Wed Jan 21 17:32:56 2004
This echoes my own question which is that I'm tempted to try make a
FreeBSD 'tivo' (DVR?) but haven't been following developments in
the field.. WHat cards can be used and how does one go about outputing
standard TV-like video?
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> Bill Stokes wrote this message on Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 17:24 -0500:
> > I have been asked to build a video capture system for a friend. He'd like
> > a FreeBSD system with svideo input. I'm to grab a video stream from
> > the svideo input and write an mpeg. My stream will vary from 30 minutes
> > to two hours in length. I believe the source will run at 30 frames per
> > second. He would like to input a filename for output and the number
> > of minutes to capture data. Can anyone recommend a video card
> > and the software required for data capture?
> Do you want MPEG-1 or MPEG-2? If you just want MPEG-1 (320x240 or there
> abouts), then a standard Bt848 card would work. If you want MPEG-2,
> there in a PVR-250+ that should do what you want. The driver isn't
> integrated into FreeBSD but was posted to this list recently.
does it need a sponsor for commit?
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