[mythtv] ?'s on using ATI AIW cards
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 20:26:14 -0400
On Tuesday 13 August 2002 12:19 pm, Chuck wrote:
> Neat looking PVR software. I definately like the direction its going.
> Just a quick question. It looks like all of this code was written with the
> BTTV drivers and an XF86 supported TV out card. Is there any support/hooks
> for the ATI series of cards. The old ATI AIW cards, seem to support all
> the functionality, but are the recording/tunning programs in MythTV tied
> only to the BTTV driver? Again, sounds like you guys are mostly using
> (WinTV cards) and Nvidia video for tv out... is this the most stable
MythTV just uses the standard V4L interface, so any tuner card that works with
that should work just fine. The main reason I picked the geforce 4 is
because it seemed well supported, and the newer ATI cards all had varying
levels of driver completedness at the time I was looking.
> Additionally, I'm curious if anyone has tried using the via EPIA-800 for
> this. It's probably only the equivilient of a 500mhz pII or so... but its
> really quiet and has a small form factor. Unfortuantely the trident video
> drivers under linux don't support Xv (yet supposedly)! So I'm thinking
> that a PCI AIW card would net you a pretty neat 480x480 PVR. (Maybe just
> barely... but that's just what I'm looking for).
Might work, though the PCI bus might be hurtin..
> And if you're looking for additional ideas, how about this:
> 1. Wouldn't it be cool to back up your mythtv box to your media server?
> Or play archived movies on your mediaserver?
> - Suppose you have a check box on your recorded shows screen. If you
> check it, MythTV will (niced+10
> or something like that ) will archive your show to Divx5
> format (or what ever), and move it to your media
> - Additoinally, under your recorded shows screen... what about an option
> to pull shows from your media
> server and play them on Divx5 or again what ever standard you want.
> .: Has this already been discussed? Is this in your development
> "direction", or are you envisioning this as a standalone box mostly?
Heh, well, I don't really have a server that I could use for mass storage, so
I doubt I'd write anything like that.. If someone else wanted to, though,
and it integrated ok, I'd accept a patch..