[mythtv-users] Plextor Mpeg4 Hardware Encoding & N00b Requesting Advice

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Tue Dec 21 04:12:25 UTC 2004

No, not yet.  I just emailed them for a datasheet, but they won't supply 
unless you sign an NDA.  It's a WIS GO7007SB.  Their sales guy claimed 
that WIS was working on a binary API to be released early next yet. 
This chip is sweet because it outputs MPEG4 natively and appears fully
programmable.  Apparently the windows software is lame.  Also it's not 
firewire, it's USB2, a cyprus semi chip.  If we could only get specs, 
I'm betting this thing would make an excellent input for Myth, 
especially since you could hook more than one much more easily than 
consuming PCI slots.


Bryan Miller wrote:
> Hello to all,
> Does the hardware from plextor run under Myth?
> It says it has hardware encoding for mpeg4, and it has a firewire port. 
> If it has firewire, is it merely telling the device to record, and it 
> spits it out as a stream through the FW port? Kinda like an on/off 
> switch... Prolly more coding involved, but I would figure something like 
> that would be a little easier to code than the 150. Am I wrong? I 
> haven't looked. Again, I'm TEH N003. :P

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