Analog Hardware Encoder 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.

These types of capture cards are the preferred method of recording analog video. The card compressed the audio and video in hardware, and multiplexes them into a convenient video stream send to the host system.

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 Codecs Inputs
AVerMedia PVR-150 iTVC PCI Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AVerMedia M150-D cx88 PCI Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Adaptec AVC-2410 iTVC PCI Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 iTVC PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 MCE iTVC PCI Yes No Yes Yes No Yes MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250 iTVC PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350 iTVC PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500 iTVC PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 2
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500 MCE iTVC PCI Yes No Yes Yes No Yes MPEG-2 2
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2 Unknown USB 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge HVR-1600 CX23418 PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge HVR-1800 Unknown PCIe does not work in MythTV due to driver issues
Hauppauge HVR-1850 Unknown PCIe does not work in MythTV due to driver issues
Hauppauge HVR-1950 Unknown USB 2.0 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hauppauge HVR-2250 saa7164 PCIe Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 2
Plextor PX-TV402U-NA Unknown USB 2.0 Unknown Unknown Yes Yes No No MPEG-1/2/4 1
Yuan MPC622 cx23416 Mini-PCI Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

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 Codecs Inputs
ADS Tech Instant TV Deluxe PTV305 cx2388x Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 iTVC PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 MCE iTVC PCI Yes No Yes Yes No Yes MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge HVR-1300 CX2388x PCI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge HVR-1700 CX2388x PCIe Yes Unknown Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge HVR-1900 CX25840 USB 2.0 Yes Unknown Yes Yes No No MPEG-2 1
Hauppauge HVR-2200 saa7164 PCIe Yes Unknown Yes Yes No Yes MPEG-2 2
Plextor PX-TV402U Unknown USB 2.0 Unknown Unknown Yes Yes No No MPEG-1/2/4 1

Capture Only

These cards do not support modulated broadcasts, and only have capture ports.

Manufacturer Card chipset Interface CC IR Composite S-Video Component Codecs Inputs
Hauppauge HDPVR Unknown USB 2.0 Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes H.264 1
Plextor PX-M402U Unknown USB 2.0 Unknown Unknown Yes Yes No MPEG-1/2/4 1