[mythtv] WinPVR Support?

Mike Schrag mschrag at pobox.com
Wed Apr 16 09:15:22 EDT 2003

1) My 250 is not the most stable thing in the world right now (driver 
problem, not mythtv) ... I definitely get the occasional hard lockup.  
This is on an Athlon 1Ghz.  I've also noticed a couple times that if I 
shut down the frontend, I can't get video when I start back up (i have 
to recycle the backend)
2) My sound seems to be working fine (at least on live tv).  I haven't 
tried scheduled recording yet, which is probably the real test.  I'll do 
this tonight.
3) I think ivtv isn't ready for prime time-yet, but development seems to 
be moving pretty quickly.
4) "*WinTV-PVR-250 uses a new integrated MPEG1/MPEG2 encoder" (from 
hauppage.com).  I believe the 350 also has a hardware DECODER, which the 
250 does not appear to have.

Brian Foddy wrote:

>I was completely shocked just now when I stumbled on 
>talking about an update today claiming support hardware
>encoding of the Hauppauge PVR cards, dated today.  Congrats.
>I wasn't expecting that support for a while.  Did I skip past
>an announcement on these lists recently?
>Is there any more info on this topic?  ie:
>1.  Any gotchas?  I see it only supports 1 card right now; hopefully will be 
>addressed by the driver authors.
>2.  I saw a statement on the ivtv site indicating sound may not work??
>3.  Do you consider this approach ready for prime-time?
>4.  The Hauppauge site claims only the 350 does hardware compression, but
>your site and the driver site seem to imply the 250 can also.  Comments?
>If so, any other reason to get the 350?
>This could drastically alter my plans for building a better machine in the
>months ahead.  The cards are definately more expensive, but they could
>allow much cheaper cpu specs.
>BTW, the reason I was looking at this page again was I an reinstalling
>my dual 450 with Mandrake 9.1 so hopefully I can get a clean coredump
>to help with the backend problems I've seen.
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