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Re: Wanted: PVR Mentor

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 11:16:41AM -0500, vinai wrote:
> The driver for Brooktree-based capture / tuner cards is the bttv driver,
> and the page is at:
>     http://bytesex.org/bttv/
> I think Hauppage has some cards that are supported by this driver, but
> you have to check the docs to see.

Most Hauppauge WinTV cards are bt8x8 cards, which would work with this
driver. However, the WinTV PVR series that the original poster referred
to is unrelated. They use a real-time hardware MPEG2 encoder, and I
don't think anybody's written a Linux driver for it yet (let alone one
that would work on a non-Intel platform).

I could be wrong, but I think the WinTV PVR cards can't do hardware MPEG
decoding at all. They're just for capture, but you get a CD of Windows
software that includes the MPEG2 codec for playback.

Michael Heironimus

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