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Re: Is there any working video capture card which works and is still made?




On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Devin
Heitmueller<dheitmueller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Bill Davidsen<davidsen@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have a lovely collection of capture cards which either don't work or are
>> no longer available new. Is there any such card?
>>
>> Note: I can't tell a client to buy hardware on eBay, or to patch a kernel,
>> or commit to providing patched kernel... and we're in Time-Warned land,
>> where the signal is a mix of clear digital, crypto-digital, and NTSC. I
>> *can* tell someone to spend money to get something supported, which they
>> could buy in some small quantity.
>>
>> I would be happy with a box like the HDhomerun, which does a nice job on the
>> tiny list of clear digital signals, the Hauppauge HVR-2250 is ideal, but
>> doesn't work because the driver isn't in the kernel and the windows stuff
>> doesn't run on ndiswrapper (too complex to support anyway).
>>
>> Any thoughts, or is it just not currently happening?
>>
>> --
>> bill davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
>>  CTO TMR Associates, Inc
>>
>> "You are disgraced professional losers. And by the way, give us our money
>> back."
>>   - Representative Earl Pomeroy,  Democrat of North Dakota
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>
> There are lots of cards that work.  The big questions lie in what bus
> type you need (USB/PCI/PCIe), and what featureset (ATSC, ClearQAM,
> analog, IR, etc.)
>
> Might also be nice what your large collection is composed of, since we
> might be able to get some of them to work.
>
> Devin
>
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Good points Devin!

Actually come to think of it - it is the chipset that determines
compatibility hence there may be many cards sharing the same chipset
that ought to work.

Boris.

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