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Recommended hardware and software to capture video stream
- Subject: Recommended hardware and software to capture video stream
- From: steve at sohara.org (Steve O'Hara-Smith)
- Date: Thu Jan 22 10:19:01 2004
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 16:40:13 -0800
John-Mark Gurney <gurney_j_(_at_)_efn_(_dot_)_org> wrote:
JMG> Do you want MPEG-1 or MPEG-2? If you just want MPEG-1 (320x240 or
JMG> there abouts), then a standard Bt848 card would work. If you want
You can quite easily manage MPEG2 or AVI (with MPEG4) at 640x480
or (768x576 PAL) with a BT878 and ffmpeg (mencoder seems to be broken
ATM) provided you have at least an AMD XP2000 or thereabouts for processing.
You can get away with much less CPU (at the expense of disc space) using
JMG> MPEG-2, there in a PVR-250+ that should do what you want. The driver
JMG> isn't integrated into FreeBSD but was posted to this list recently.
This should also do nicely and would leave the CPU free.
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