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

The 2nd & 3rd are the same item, ASIN(Amazon #) is the same.
1st one is USB other one is PCI.

Looking at the manufacturer website, the only other thing I can find out is that the USB device min. PC specs are higher 733MHZ over 500MHZ pci.
Also the USB transfer max is 12M/sec on usb 2.0, but I don't have comparison numbers.
Other than that ZDNET gave the PCI version a 7.7


Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
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?
Mark Street, RHCE
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