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Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 rev 981 (PCI, Analog TV)

Multimedia Analog TV, Hauppauge, PCI, TV

Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 rev 981 (PCI, Analog TV)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

A perfect card under linux,very good for vhs captures and ultra easy: simply put a cable rca-jack like this

http://www.centroelettronica.net/public/image/rca-jack%203,5.jpg

on audio line in of wintv card and a video cable like this

http://i70.twenga.com/audio-video/cavo-video-composito/samsung-cavo-av-composito-tp_2208909193010529881vb.jpg

on composite video in of wintv card
Card has mpeg2 on board hw enc(software enc use about 30% of cpu and can cause audio/video sync problems
,with hw enc onboard audio is perfect sync and cpu use is 2% with ffmpeg)
Supported by linux newest kernel (i think 3.0 >)
only have to put firmware v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw in /lib/firmware and reload modules or reboot

And for capture?
Simply do

v4l2-ctl -i 5 (select composite in)
ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 -c:v copy -c:a copy output.mpg
then you can see mpeg2 vhsrip or rencode to avi..

module used
ivtv and ivtv_alsa
ivtv_alsa
ivtv
tveeprom
cx2341x
v4l2_common
cx2341x
tuner
saa7115
msp3400
videodev

lspci

00:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC16 (CX23416) Video Decoder (rev 01)

dmesg

ivtv: Start initialization, version 1.4.3
ivtv0: Initializing card 0
ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge card (cx23416 based)
ivtv0: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64 (was 32)
ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250
saa7115 1-0021: saa7115 found @ 0×42 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
msp3400 1-0040: MSP3415G-B8 found @ 0×80 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
ivtv0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPG (4096 kB)
ivtv0: Registered device video32 for encoder YUV (2048 kB)
ivtv0: Registered device vbi0 for encoder VBI (1024 kB)
ivtv0: Registered device video24 for encoder PCM (320 kB)
ivtv0: Initialized card: Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250
ivtv: End initialization
ivtv-alsa: module loading…
ivtv0: Loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (376836 bytes)
ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0×02060039


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