[mythtv-users] HD Capture support from Component
rkulagow at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 20:53:27 UTC 2007
> Essentially, have these editing capture cards (these types, anyway) been
> tried for HD? Is there anyone working on drivers for the x2? I agree
> it is alot of $$$$, but some people are spending that kind of money
> looking for native HD options. Also component, unlike HDMI doesnt have
> the hdcp issue, etc. and most devices will output to this format for
> plugging into HDTV's.
I think that if you're willing to spend this kind of money, then you may
be willing to spend the money to hire a developer to create a "nano"
backend. Something that runs on Windows and understands enough of the
mythtv protocol to open a capture device, dump to disk, then close the
You'll probably spend hundreds of hours trying to write a native Linux
driver for a device that is released without specs compared to the much
simpler task of using the DirectShow API to talk to the card.
Heck, you could probably do it in perl!
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