Analog Framebuffer Cards

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Important.png Note: MythTV supports capture APIs, not capture devices. This is not a full list of usable devices. For a full list of supported devices, see the LinuxTV wiki for the relevant API.

Framebuffer cards are capture devices that provide raw video frames to the host system. Due to the complexity of having to set up separate audio and video capture, as well as the CPU requirements of real time capture and encoding, these types of cards are not recommended for use with MythTV. Encoder cards are instead the preferred means of analog capture.

NTSC

These cards support the NTSC video broadcast standard, for use in North America

Manufacturer Card chipset Interface CC IR Composite S-Video Component FM Inputs
ATI TV-Wonder bttv PCI 1
ATI TV-Wonder VE bttv PCI 1
ComPro VideoMate TV Gold Plus saa7134 PCI Yes Yes Yes No Yes 1
ComPro VideoMate TV PVR/FM saa7133 PCI Yes Yes Yes No Yes 1
Hauppauge WinTV-USB2 em28xx USB 2.0 No Yes Yes No No 1
Hauppauge WinTV-Go bt848/bt878 PCI No Yes Yes No Yes 1

PAL/SECAM

These cards support the PAL and SECAM video broadcast standards, for use in Europe.

Manufacturer Card chipset Interface CC IR Composite S-Video Component FM Inputs
ComPro VideoMate TV PVR/FM saa7134 PCI Yes Yes Yes No Yes 1
ComPro VideoMate TV PVR/FM saa7133 PCI Yes Yes Yes No Yes 1
KWorld Global TV Terminator saa7134 PCI Yes Yes 1
Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP bt878 PCI Yes 1
TerraTec Cinergy 400 saa7134 PCI Yes Yes Yes No No 1
TerraTec Cinergy 400 saa7134 PCI Yes Yes No Yes 1