[mythtv-users] pcHDTV with PVR-350 for output

Dan Lanciani ddl5 at danlan.com
Sat Oct 23 06:57:34 UTC 2004


Isaac Richards <ijr at po.cwru.edu> wrote:

|On Saturday 23 October 2004 02:11 am, Dan Lanciani wrote:
|> "jack" <jr at jrh.net> wrote:
|> |While mythtv is fairly general it does actually store encoder specific
|> | cards like the pvrXXX series and the pchdtv cards in their native format.
|> | Ie, the *.nuv files are actually just mpg or ts files respectively with a
|> | nuv suffix.
|>
|> Right, I got that.  And I think it is the correct approach since it
|> preserves maximum information.  However, I somehow had the idea that it
|> would transcode and scale as necessary near the output.  (In my defense,
|> there is a lot of code in MythTV proper and a rather large number of
|> libraries.  It isn't immediately obvious that it doesn't do this. :)
|
|If you tell it to transcode, it will.

How would I tell it to transcode in this situation?

|It won't be realtime, though.

What prevents it from being real time?

|> |There is no way the PVR350 is going to play a pchdtv atsc stream.
|>
|> Sure, if it could I could just copy from /dev/dtv to /dev/video17.  A few
|> little scripts to make recordings and I wouldn't need MythTV at all... :)
|
|No, there isn't.

No, there isn't what?

				Dan Lanciani
				ddl at danlan.*com


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