[mythtv-users] Re: Simple video tests are failing -- what other
tests are helpful?
mindfuq at fairfieldi.com
Thu Mar 17 19:45:27 UTC 2005
* MagicITX <magicitx at gmail.com> [2005-03-17 13:56]:
> I believe saa7130 is the decoder.
The Philips saa7130 is the chip on the capture card, and I don't
believe it's a decoder or encoder. It's simply an A/D converter as
far as I know. It's on an AverMedia DVD EZMaker card, which is simply
a frame grabber. My video card is an el cheapo on-board card, so
there is no decoder there either.
> What is your encoder (e.g. ivtv)?
Maybe. Certainly there is no hardware encoder, and I know ivtv is in
/etc/modules, so I'm running it. Is ivtv an encoder?
> That is what will be associated with /dev/video0.
Whatever is associated with /dev/video0, it's broken; but if I'm
understanding Joseph correctly, it's not practical to get a raw video
stream going through /dev/video0 anyway. And binding a software
encoder to /dev/video0 is probably equally impractical.
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