[mythtv-users] great deal on kworld card
reynolds at cs.duke.edu
Tue Feb 24 13:17:24 EST 2004
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Joe Votour wrote:
> The specs on Newegg indicate that it's a Conexant 878A
> chip, in other words, a BrookTree 878A chip.
> The MPEG4 is likely done in software, for Windows only.
Yes, the MPEG2/4 is done in software, but why Windows only? Myth, ffmpeg,
and mencoder all work fine with Kworld bt878 cards.
> The picture in picture is probably done by
> using both the coaxial and S-Video ports,
Unlikely. The specs say "one live and one captured program." My Kworld
card (not the same model, but very similar) captures from only one of
RF/coax, FM, svideo, or composite at a time.
> and thus you'd have to have a coaxial to S-Video kit (they do exist).
That would be... a tuner?
> However, it is highly likely that it will work with Video4Linux,
The KW TV878RF PRO is known to work with Linux, as is the nearly identical
KW TV878RF FM. Both are bt878. I never got my Kworld remote control to
work, but at least one other poster reportedly has.
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