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Re: [vox-tech] Looking for recommendation: video capture/TV tuner
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Re: [vox-tech] Looking for recommendation: video capture/TV tuner

I have a WinTV PVR 250 in my myth tv box that does a wonderful job.  It has 
both S-video and Composite inputs.  The encoder processor is on the board so 
the 3Ghz P4 doesn't have to sweat.

The .nuv (Nuppel Video) files that are generated can be converted with 
nuvexport to a variety of formats.

From the nuvexport man page.
     Supported export formats:

     XviD - export to XviD AVI file
     SVCD - export to SVCD compliaint mpeg files, optionally burn SVCD disc
     VCD - export to VCD compliant mpeg files, optionally burn VCD disc
     DVCD - export to VCD format, but using 48kHz audio, useful for DVDs
     DVD - export to DVD
     WMV - Windows Media Player files, exports ASF files with the mpeg4 codec
     MP3 - Export audio track to a Mp3
     MPEG2->MPEG2 cut - cuts commercials tagged by mythtv and gives
         you a mpeg file. This only works for Mpeg-2 recorded media,
         like that recorded with a PVR-x25 card
     nuv and sql - dumps mysql database so it can be moved to another
         mythtv backend

I have experimented with my DV cam dragging off DV and converting to SVCD and 
VCD.  Works pretty good.  I haven't tried VCR.  Kino (free) is a good editing 
tool as well as MainActor (commercial), there is always Adobe Premiere.

Have plenty of disk, fast disk subsystem/filesystem I/O and plenty of CPU and 

On Friday 18 February 2005 12:53, Dmitriy wrote:
> For tv capture one of the best is WinTV PVR-250/350 (later having tv-out)
> They have tuners and svideo inputs I believe.
> They also output mpeg2, so you don't need to use CPU to compress video.
> What I am not sure about if you can put mpeg2 it produces on dvd without
> transcoding (IMO that would cause significant quality dip).
> Both are supported relatively well under linux and with MythTV.
> Might be overkill for your needs.

> On Friday 18 February 2005 06:17, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I want to convert all my VCR to DVD.  I also want to be able to capture
> > TV/Cable stuff to file format.
> > What TV/video capture cards make people drool these days?

Mark Street, RHCE
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