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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

Cool, thanks guys.  One last question - 

What exactly is the difference between

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB 2.0 (Model 941)

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350 Personal Video Recorder (990)

Hauppauge WINTV-PVR 350 PCI

The spec sheets on the last two look the same to me.  They both appear to be
PCI TV/video capture cards.   Does anyone know what the difference is
between them?  It's so hard to wade through the marketing...

All things being equal, I'd rather get something USB (the first item), if
the USB 2.0 product is equivalent or nearly equivalent to the PCI model...


On Sat 19 Feb 05,  8:53 AM, Mark Street <mark@oswizards.com> said:
> 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 
> RAM.
> 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?
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