Another PVR question
nesscg at mcmaster.ca
Mon Apr 19 16:20:39 UTC 2004
My message to the list seemed to get mangled. I'm resending.
On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 11:13, Charles Howse wrote:
> On Monday 19 April 2004 09:59 am, Christopher Ness wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 09:45, Charles Howse wrote:
> > > This computer - PIII 600, 512 MB ram. Dual-booting Win XP Pro and
> > It is recommended that you get a computer with some balls. The
> > the project says he runs his on an AMD1800 machine and the
> > lower end is a 500Mhz machine.
> > He traded his 550Mhz in for the current machine to be able to
> > live tv (requires encoding and decoding processes).
> Hmmm...I did see that when reading, but I understood that if using a
> card that does the encoding and decoding, then a slower cpu is
> Is that correct?
Yes and no. Not _every_ capture card does enc/dec. The $50 ones most
definitely do not. :)
The encoding and decoding is what needs the speed. Just make sure you
have DMA enabled for your hard disks for fast performance.
If you buy a good encoder I don't see why you would have problems.
Software Engineering IV,
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