Looks you're in the United Kingdom from your email address... So far you are the
only one to respond favorably to the offer of a PVR 250 card - I am not sure whether
a card that I buy in the US will work ok if I ship it to you (PAL vs NTSC).... I
think it would be best to acquire it in the UK. Do you have any suggestions on
where I can purchase one and have it shipped to you?
I will probably wait a bit to see who else is interested.
BTW, there is a kernel driver (V4L2 compat) for it already making great progress at
ivtv.sf.net, but you probably are aware of that.
James Courtier-Dutton (James@...) wrote:
>I would very much like a WinTV PVR 250 card. I have a few ideas of what
>I would do with it. The first would be getting it to work seemlessly
>with xine. I have a TV socket next to my PC, but no TV. I could support
>it with regard to kernel modules all the way up to the xine application.
>I would also use it with other linux projects, like creating a black box
>to convert a TV signal into MPEG2 TS over 100Mb/s network cable so that
>the encoding can be done in a different box from the storage.
>I sure lots of the developers will want the card, so feel free to make
>your choice who you give it to.
>Rett Walters wrote:
>>Guenter & Co:
>>Like the message says above, the WinTV PVR 250 creates MPEG streams (ie, an encoder)
>>for playback later at very good quality (up to 12Mb/sec, Full D1 NTSC or PAL, with
>>Stereo MP2 sound at 384 Kb/sec)
>>Anyway - I am sorry If I sounded a little upset in my original message - I was
>>having a bad day..... :-) .... I understand that all of you guys are pretty busy
>>and that there is probably an agenda that the xine development team has in mind that
>>I am not privy to.
>>So the question is what can I do to help? I have some very basic C programming
>>skills - a little utility here and there, I can read the xine source code, but I
>>think it could be quite some time before I could contribute anything of value there.
>>I am a data communications/networking expert - but I doubt those skills are of great
>>I would be willing to donate a a WinTV PVR 250 card to someone to make sure the
>>support gets done properly - is anyone interested?
>>I also have a small "floatilla" of systems at home 6 of which are running linux (2
>>servers, 1 desktop, 1 firewall one laptop, and a Video Viewing station), and
>>assorted other windows boxes for a total of 10 machines), which may be useful to
>>someone (lots of CPU power) all connected with a cable modem to the net....
>>Let me know what I can do....
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