[mythtv-users] Anybody considered capturing audio and video separately?

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Wed Aug 3 18:16:26 UTC 2011

Right now, the only solution for capturing 1080i content from a 
satellite dish receiver while also preserving the 5.1 audio seems to be 
the HD-PVR. Given the cost and the serious possibility for lost 
recordings, I don't consider this a viable solution.

In looking around on the interwebs, I discovered a number of products 
that can capture component video over USB. Some of them will even do 
compression on the fly. The problem is that, with the exception of the 
HD-PVR (and Colossus, for which there is no Linux driver), all of the 
other devices capture the audio in stereo only.

This got me to thinking: Isn't it possible to use the digital input of a 
modern sound card for audio capture, while using a USB dongle for video? 
Then, it would be a simple (is it?) matter of combining the two and 
making sure they sync up. Has anyone tried this?

Dan Wilga                                                        "Ook."

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