Tim Schmidt timschmidt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 16:46:07 EDT 2007

On 10/30/07, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Plextor unit is the volume card
> now for Myth?  i.e., well suported?

The plextor unit is a little box that plugs into your computer via
USB, and contains a TV tuner, as well as hardware for video
compression.  The audio (uncompressed) and video (compressed as
MPEG1/2/4 or MJPEG) comes over the USB connection.  MythTV supports it
very well.  It's a little nicer than other tuners that do hardware
compression because MPEG4 takes up somewhat less space than MPEG2
(what the PVR150 and friends support).  Divx and H.264 are both
variations of MPEG4.  H.264 is used by HDTV, and provides somewhat
better compression than Divx, but there are currently no standard def
tuners that do any better than Divx.


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