[mythtv-users] ATI All In Wonder cards with MythTV

Aaron Stewart acs at hourglassone.com
Fri Mar 7 23:09:29 UTC 2003

xawtv is definitely _NOT_ mythtv, however.. One requires mmap for data
transfer (mythtv), the other does not.. The rather boneheaded feature of
AIW's (of which I am a proud owner) is that in order to capture, you
_have_ to be displaying on-screen (even if it is a 1pixel display
region..) in order to capture video.  Yuk.

End rant :)


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net] On Behalf Of Justin A
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 2:52 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] ATI All In Wonder cards with MythTV

On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 01:48:07AM -0500, Mike Pflugfelder wrote:
> Hi all,
>     After a few days of struggling with my machine and ATI All In 
> Wonder card, I found myself at this list looking for error messages 
> and reasons that my card wasn't recording or playing video.  Would 
> some kind soul please confirm / deny that the All In Wonder cards, 
> specifically an ATI AIW Rage 128 AGP card, that at this point, will
not work with MythTV?
>     In addition, what capture cards are other users having success 
> with? What's the easiest to setup if I'm going to spend the money on a

> new card?
> Thanks,
> -Mike Pflugfelder

I had used an AIW 64 a while ago with xawtv and it worked fine...

You do need the drivers from gatos.sf.net, which will give you a v4l
device for the card.  I can't say how well it would work with mythtv as
I had used it before mythtv existed :)

The reason why most people dont like them, is that the capture and tv
out won't work at the same time, so there is little reason to use them.

As other people pointed out the tv wonder works great, even with

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