[mythtv] Compression and Gatos support

Lego Andy mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Mon, 23 Dec 2002 09:14:54 -0500

Hi Matt,

So, let me get this right, you use avview for watching tv from AIW or
is there a trick to get myth to only display video but not record it?

So, I understand I cannot record using myth and aiw, but I have bt848
which records fine. All I want is to be able to watch via aiw while I
am recording.

Thank you.

Sorry for misunderstanding.


On Sun, 22 Dec 2002 21:59:19 -0500
Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> I explained exactly what is possible and what is not, and I'm fairly
> certain that I did not say that capturing using mythtv works for me,
> because it doesn't for reasons I have explained in previous emails.
> The km capture device is limited in these important ways:
> - it requires that a program like avview be running in order to provide
> the  data to be captured
> - you cannot use Xv (hardware scaling) at the same time
> - capture cannot use the mmap interface
> The second two restrictions could be addressed in software to some
> extent, with various tradeoffs, but nobody has done it.
> bttv is an entirely different driver, for bt8x8 capture cards.  It has
> nothing to do with the AIW card or gatos.
> This will not work, as explained above.