Video capture cards for linux

Michael Still mikal at
Tue Dec 4 18:14:01 EST 2001

On Sun, 2 Dec 2001 jeremy at wrote:

> This is a sad example of where Linux is in the video field.  About
> three years ago I was using my ASUS TNT2 to capture video at
> somethingx720 on a Celeron 333.  Hardware encoded, software decoder
> supplied.  Roughly the same disk statistics (at 50% more picture) and I
> could (and did) use the computer normally while capturing. Naturally
> ASUS won't release the capture driver for Linux  :(

Are there no cards with hardware encoding supported under Linux?

I would really prefer the Linux route, as I would like to be able to start
and stop recording in cron jobs and stuff like that...



Michael Still (mikal at

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