Video capture cards for linux
Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Tue Dec 4 23:49:01 EST 2001
Michael Still wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2001 jeremy at itassist.net.au 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?
Well... now that you mention it, a not very helpful answer is a Philips
or Sony TiVo - runs Linux and has hardware compression and decompression,
storage and the works (and works with PAL - thanks to work done by Andrew
Tridgell). Captures at 4 different resolutions/compression ratios! Etc. etc.
> 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...
TiVo makes that trivial - forget cron jobs!
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