[mythtv-users] mythTV + USB MPEG Tuner + NSLU2 ?
frank.lynch at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 05:01:48 UTC 2008
On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:46 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > > Do you need transcoding? Commercial flagging? Do you do much
> > > scheduling? Run Mythfilldatabase? Host mythweb? Server media over
> > > NFS OR Samba to watch your show while doing any of the above?
> > >
> > > Transcoding: no.
> > > Commercial flagging: no.
> > > Scheduling: yes. (esp searching for title matches in listings)
> > > Mythfilldatabase: yes.
> > > mythweb: yes.
> > > Serve media: no.
> > >
> > > I have a feeling from some of the other responses, having the slug JUST
> > > doing the read and write of the video stream will be taxing the poor
> > > slug... then adding in some more mysql stuff and mythfilldatabase will
> > > PRETTY heavy... so this starting to be come clearer.
> > >
> > > Thanks for your response!
> > > andrew
> > Hi Andrew, All,
> > I have very similar situation. Let me give a little more background on my
> > use case. I'm an expatriot from Ireland living in Boston. There are a
> > couple of Irish TV shows that I dearly miss and would do almost anything
> > get, so I'm thinking about building and deploying a mythtv server in a
> > family members house in Dublin and have it upload a couple of shows a
> > to me here in Boston (we're lucky enough to have somewhat reasonable
> > internet connections on both sides). I'm ideally looking for a really low
> > power, fanless, appliance like device that I can deploy behind a TV. So
> > you might imagine the NSUL2 is very interesting to me, but I'm also
> > concernet about running a scheduler and mysql on such a bare bones
> > I actually preform the form factor of the LinkSys NAS 200
> > (http://url.ie/xsx) as you can deploy sata drives directly into it
> > than having to power externals). Another option that I'm considering is
> > Azuz EEE box ( http://url.ie/xsz), has anyone experience or opinions on
> > that would be as a server?
> > I've run mythtv here in Boston for several years, with hauppage pvr 350
> > firewire sources, if folks could recommend a good usb device that can
> > capture PAL video from an analogue signal (in Ireland) that would also be
> > greatly appreciated.
> > thanks & regards,
> > --Frank
> > PS - I've also emailed the folks at viglen.co.uk for pricing
> The Plextor ConvertX PX-TV-402U can do that. I've seen them on sale cheap
> lately, probably due to the impending analog demise. You'd probably have to
> replace the AC adapter, but it can do PAL.
> Do you mean analogue as in RF or baseband?
> I'd guess most any UHF capture device can deal with PAL, I'm not sure about
> the UK RF frequencies though.
Very interesting thankyou Brian.
The fact that it can encode to DivX or MPEG-4 is huge as it will help
significantly with upload times. I'm still researching the capture scenario,
but I think analogue RF (UHF/VHF) is what I'm looking for (sorry I'm not
quite sure what 'baseband' is). One of these things connected to a EEE box
/ slug / viglen sounds very promising.
I assume that folks have been able to control (tune) these Plextor devcies
directly from linux/myth?
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