[mythtv-users] VIA EPIA-M
ivor at ivor.org
Fri Mar 18 03:37:03 UTC 2005
On Thursday 17 Mar 2005 22:33, Torsten Schenkel wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 17.03.2005, 20:13 +0000 schrieb Ivor Hewitt:
> > On Thursday 17 Mar 2005 19:16, Torsten Schenkel wrote:
> > > I don't know for sure, but I seriously doubt the Epia has the muscle
> > > for on the fly compression decompression and i/o bandwidth for twice
> > > full size PAL video (to and fro the processor) and twice compressed
> > > video (to and from HD)
> > Many people are successfully using EPIA based myth boxes... and if you're
> > using the embedded mpeg decoder they're not even stretched.
> I know, me being among the first ones :-)
> But as you said: H/W mpeg decoder, which goes with a h/w mpeg encoder as
> the pvr250 or combined en-/decoder as the pvr350. S/W mpeg2 encoding is
> out of the question on the EPIA, divx encoding might just be ok, but
> doing both and the bandwidth for the 2 uncompressed and the 2 compressed
> streams will kill of the small thing i guess.
The bandwidth won't kill it.... but you're correct there's absolutely no way
you're going to do live mpeg2 compression on an epia. I doubt you'd be able
to do mpeg4 either.
And scrolling back I see the original question is about using an analogue
capture card in an EPIA..... so quite right... it's not going to work.
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