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Re: making an OpenBSD TiVo
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: making an OpenBSD TiVo
- From: Jacob Meuser <jakemsr_(_at_)_jakemsr_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 21:08:10 -0700
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 11:07:46PM -0400, Cory C. Albrecht wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just got a friends old computer after they got a new one, and I
> thought I'd make an OpenBSD version of a TiVo. A quick google didn't
> turn up anything except for some stuff about cross-compiling on OpenBSD
> for a real TiVo, nor even any messages archived on Neohapsis or monkeys
> about it.
> So, I was wondering if anybody here has tried this and could give me
> some advice. Things like what TV/video-in cards to avoid or a brand
> that works especially well with OpenBSD, software to (not) use, etc...
you should read bktr(4).
stay away from the WinTV GO card currently on the market, there was a
discussion about this on tech@; the conclusion is this card will not be
ffmpeg would be my first choice, but I can't get any decent output,
it looks really blocky, even with "high quality" turned on. It does
record/encode in "real time" on my machine though.
xawtv can't record audio. I capture with xawtv (RIFF AVI/noaudio/MPEG),
and get sound with sox. multiplex it back together with mplex. I
haven't tried automating this yet.
perhaps you can look in the freebsd-multimedia_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org archives for
more ideas. the bktr driver isn't too different across the BSDs.
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