[mythtv-users] Direct HD encoding from component....

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 11 18:56:32 UTC 2008

On Jan 11, 2008, at 10:51 AM, Yeechang Lee wrote:

> David Brieck Jr. <dbrieck at gmail.com> quoted from AVSforum:
>> This is an ideal card to capture HD video from a cable or DBS STB
>> over it's component analog outputs.
> This is one thing that concerns me because I've never used it, but
> <URL:http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/images/dct6200_back.jpg>
> shows a S/PDIF jack on the back of the DCT6200. I hope my boxes have
> it enabled.

I've never heard of one not being enabled. Older receivers only have a  
TOSLink connector. If it's a problem, just tell them it's the only  
input you have and I'm sure they will accommodate.
> I guess this means this box's users would all have to move to 0.21 for
> the x264-playback support. I imagine many people who happily play back
> MPEG-2 HD video today with their MythTV boxes would have to upgrade
> their hardware due to x264's greater horsepower demands. I wonder how
> my 3.0GHz Pentium 4 frontend/backend (with a remote database) and
> Nvidia 6200TC would do?

Anyone have any full-res h.264 sample content that mplayer or xine  
will play so we can test it out?
I'm hoping I don't have to upgrade my AMD X2 4200+ already.

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