[mythtv] ?'s on using ATI AIW cards

Robert Middleswarth mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 26 Oct 2002 22:11:38 -0400


Isaac Richards wrote:

>On Tuesday 13 August 2002 12:19 pm, Chuck wrote:
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>>Neat looking PVR software.  I definately like the direction its going. 
>>Just a quick question.  It looks like all of this code was written with the
>>BTTV drivers and an XF86 supported TV out card.  Is there any support/hooks
>>for the ATI series of cards.  The old ATI AIW cards, seem to support all
>>the functionality, but are the recording/tunning programs in MythTV tied
>>only to the BTTV driver?  Again, sounds like you guys are mostly using
>>(WinTV cards) and Nvidia video for tv out... is this the most stable
>>combination?
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>MythTV just uses the standard V4L interface, so any tuner card that works with 
>that should work just fine.  The main reason I picked the geforce 4 is 
>because it seemed well supported, and the newer ATI cards all had varying 
>levels of driver completedness at the time I was looking.
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>>Additionally, I'm curious if anyone has tried using the via EPIA-800 for
>>this.  It's probably only the equivilient of a 500mhz pII or so... but its
>>really quiet and has a small form factor.  Unfortuantely the trident video
>>drivers under linux don't support Xv (yet supposedly)!  So I'm thinking
>>that a PCI AIW card would net you a pretty neat 480x480 PVR.  (Maybe just
>>barely... but that's just what I'm looking for).
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>Might work, though the PCI bus might be hurtin.. 
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>>And if you're looking for additional ideas, how about this:
>>1.  Wouldn't it be cool to back up your mythtv box to your media server? 
>>Or play archived movies on your mediaserver?
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>>	- Suppose you have a check box on your recorded shows screen.  If you
>>check it, MythTV will (niced+10
>>              or something like that ) will archive your show to Divx5
>>format (or what ever), and move it to your media
>>              server.
>>	- Additoinally, under your recorded shows screen... what about an option
>>to pull shows from your media
>>	  server and play them on Divx5 or again what ever standard you want.
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>>	.:  Has this already been discussed?  Is this in your development
>>"direction", or are you envisioning this as a standalone box mostly?
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>Heh, well, I don't really have a server that I could use for mass storage, so 
>I doubt I'd write anything like that..  If someone else wanted to, though, 
>and it integrated ok, I'd accept a patch..
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Thats what I am going to began working on as soon as I can get 
everything working.  Althought I have Mostly C not much CPP so lets see 
what can be done.

Robert Middleswarth

>Isaac
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