[mythtv] dvb question
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Wed May 21 17:49:08 EDT 2003
Oscar Carlsson wrote:
>if you'll "promise" to help me getting it to work
I don't have time to help you with the installation stuff, no, and I
can't promise anything at all. That was my point.
>Since the drivers doesn't seem to be a problem, getting it to work with MythTV *shouldn't* be any problem, right?
Apart from getting DVB to work with MythTV *at all*.... ? No. ;-P
>Like, how big is the risk it won't work at all?
That I run out of steam? I don't know. But somebody else might pick up,
then, in a few months.
If it doesn't work with MythTV, you can always use another software,
>Software emulators are availible on Windows
>and yes, they can be used in a "piracy" way. But that's not my intention. An icepick is a very dangerous weapon in the wrong hands, but does that make it illegal? Everything can be used the wrong way.
You don't need to tell *me* that. Note the "(my personal opinion is
vastly different.)" ;-).
(Frankly, I think that if they are so nice to voluntarily send their
channels over the air (encrypted or not) *to me*, then I am free to
decode it (if I can) and use it however I like. They are basically
trying to restrict me using the light and air/waves. Ridiculous.)
>Will it be possible to determine, without the CAM module, if the card will be useable at all?
If you have access to free, unencrypted channels, yes. I think.
I am not an expert in DVB. I don't know that much more than you can find
on an average site or two about DVB. Most of the questions you ask are
outside the realm of my work.
>Subtitles are broadcasted seperatly somehow, right?
Yes. But it also depends on your provider - maybe they are braindead
enough to superimpose it on the video stream.
>I guess this doesn't work yet?
Correct, and I don't plan to implement it.
>Does this type of card support PiP without having two cards? I've got a vague memory of you writing that sometime, pointing out that the only thing stopping that is that MythTV doesn't know about it. Is that true? Would that also mean that multiple recordings and watching at the same time would be possible?
I can't say more than I did already.
>Is the onboard MPEG-2 Hardware-Decoder useable in any way?
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