[vdr] HDTV material

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 14:00:13 CET 2005


Gavin Hamill wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 01:18:09PM +0100, Tomas Prybil wrote:
> 
>>Happy Easter to all of You vdr listers!
>>
>>I'm looking for some recorded HDTV material to start the exploration of 
>>HDTV. I currently doesn't own a budget card and as I understand from 
>>reading not able to record the available streams.
> 
> 
> Hm, my own understanding of it was that you can certainly record HDTV 
> streams from a FF card - after all it's just data at a high bitrate - 
> but to actually replay, you will need a software decoder like vdr-xine 
> or softdevice, because the FF cards are simply incapable of displaying 
> HDTV resolutions / decoding MPEG2 that fast.

FF card doesn't have enough bandwidth for the HDTV, unless modded:
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB_TT_Budget_Patch

However, IIRC at least HD-1 is starting MPEG4 HDTV transmissions this 
summer which probably require much lesser bandwidth.

-- 
Anssi Hannula



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