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Recommended hardware and software to capture video stream
- Subject: Recommended hardware and software to capture video stream
- From: mike at sentex.net (Mike Tancsa)
- Date: Wed Jan 21 17:58:58 2004
I have been using the Hauppage WinPVR 350 on my home server/firewall. With
a slightly modified driver that was originally posted by John Wehle
<john_(_at_)_feith_(_dot_)_com>, I regular record programs and it works great. The is no
video out yet, but thats not a big deal for me as I watch it on my windows
At 08:32 PM 21/01/2004, Julian Elischer wrote:
>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
> > > 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
> > > 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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