[mythtv-users] Does this card do hardware mpeg2 encoding?
Justin The Cynical
cynical at penguinness.org
Sat Jan 26 09:04:07 UTC 2008
Don Brett wrote:
> I came across a cheap capture card - Sabrent Philips7130 PCI TV
> Tuner/Video Capture Card w/Remote
> Does it do hardware encoding, or would I have to do something in
> software? Thanks,
The geeks web site says it needs a P3 900, which screams software
encoding to me.
However, the sabrent web site says that it only needs a 366, which would
be a hardware encoding card. And of course, the model numbers match but
the pictures show two different card designs.
IF you were to get this card, I would assume that it's software encoding
and plan accordingly for the setup. That way if it is hardware
encoding, it's a nice surprise and a bonus! :-)
However, for not much more (about 40), one can pick up 1st gen air2pc
ATSC cards off of ebay that will more than likely work perfectly for
you. And with the oncoming switch to digital only, it might be worth
grabbing a card now. A beat-the-rush kind of thing IMO.
I snagged one before they became popular, so it only cost me around 20.
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