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Old 01-26-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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Question Video capture recommendation


I want to install a video captue card on my system. Something that will take PAL / s-video.
My configuration is:


/sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 746 Host (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)


uname -a
Linux linux 2.6.13-15-default #1 Tue Sep 13 14:56:15 UTC 2005 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux



Any suggestions for a good card and software?
My system has mjpegtools available but not installed. It's description recommends Zoran MJPEG framegrabber-based hardware. Is it worth searching for hardware that has this?

I am currently running SuSE 10.0. Is it worth upgrading to 10.3 before attempting to play with new video hardware?

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Mo
 
Old 01-26-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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Here are some places that list cards and their level of support:
http://www.linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index...l_card_vendors
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php..._capture_cards
 
Old 01-26-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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You might want to look at MythTV too. While it is meant more for the tuner market(PVR) it is pretty versatile and has wide hardware support.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 07:17 AM   #4
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Thanks Guys. I'll look at these sites

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