[mythtv-users] Do DVB card "encode"?
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Thu Dec 1 04:18:40 EST 2005
Weston, Toby wrote:
>Might be a silly question, but my PVR-250 had a hardware encoder (or is it
>decoder!?) which was great, I'm wondering if DVB cards have/need the same
>I kind of thought that because the signal is digital that it doesn't
>need to encode it so no hardware encoder was needed?
>Having installed a
>couple of Nova-T's though, the system is really slow making me wonder if the
>CPU is forced to do allot more work than when I had the PVR-250...
A DVB card does NOT put much load on the cpu. The digital stream is
just dumped in the recording file.
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