[mythtv-users] recording on two PVR250 or 350 inputs at once?

Jared Luxenberg ziplux at comcast.net
Wed Mar 24 22:34:45 EST 2004

I don't know how much these things cost, but it might be possible to use
something like this: http://www.simplydv.co.uk/advc100.html  You plug your
composite or svideo source in, and it converts it to a firewire-comaptible
MPEG stream in hardware.  I'm also not sure if v4l/MythTV supports a
firewire input (although it doesn't seem like it would be that difficult to

0 Jared

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> So are there any cheap alternatives to a full PVR250/350 that
> has only s-video and rca audio inputs and a hardware encoder?
>  I'm thinking along the lines of my digital cable box and the
> remote, IR receiver and tuner aren't necessary for this source.

Hardware encoded, no. There are quite a few software encoded boards that can
be had quite cheaply but they will require quite a bit of computing power to
capture at full resolution. Check the v4l (Video for Linux) project for a
list of compatible boards. As an alternative you could check on eBay. There
have been quite a few sold on there.

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