Re: buying TV card: somewhat OT
On Dec 11, 2007, at 9:43 AM, Bob McGowan wrote:
I was under the impression that, even with CPU based encoding, the
recording process went directly to the compressed format.
It doesn't have to -- it depends on the software you're using.
Usually *some* kind of compression is used, though, because otherwise
the disk space and disk bandwidth requirements become unwieldy. Even
professional digital video systems generally use some kind of
compression at every step of the process.
If you're talking specifically about MythTV, yes, there's always some
form of compression. A PVR without compression wouldn't be able to
record a useful amount of material.