[mythtv-users] Need recommendations for setup

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 23:46:40 UTC 2008

On 15/02/2008, Abdul Javid <javiabd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Does MythTV support CentOS?

MythTV is not Linux distro-specific (if your chosen distro does not
have necessary libraries available you can always compile them
yourself from source). CentOS (RHEL actually) RPMs are available from
the atrpms.net repository.

> I am looking for advise on my what kind of tuner card and OS do i need for
> following setup
> 1) Tyring to hook up a video camera to PC to record the lecture on harddisk
> & DVD

Not a problem.

> 2) I have a PA system, would like the audio to feed from PA reciever to  PC
> for recording

I'd be tempted to try a regular PVR-150 card (onboard MPEG2
compression to DVD-compliant streams), using the analogue S-Video and
audio inputs, but it depends what outputs your camera has. However, if
you are using separate video and audio sources, you may notice A/V
sync issues, which should be correctable in post-production.

> 3) The lecture video  , VGA is going to 2 TVs  ( 2 HD Plasmas)

Using a single VGA output with a splitter is probably the quickest way
to get what you want, plus you can always add more screens in the
future should the need arise.

You're not capturing an HD signal with a PVR-150 (720x480 for NTSC),
so there should be no problem with processing/outputting to two video
devices if you use a cloned dual-head setup. The only issue I can see
using a dual-head setup is a lack of accelerated playback on both
'heads' of the video card (normally accelerated video overlay is
restricted to one 'head'.

> 4) Should be able to play back the recorded DVDs from hard disk or DVD player , the output being 2 TVs

MythVideo supports this.

Nick Morrott

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