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Hauppauge HD-PVR drivers for Linux/MythTV

by Brad Linder, posted Jun 25th 2008 5:57PM
Hauppauge HD-PVRThe Hauppauge HD-PVR may be the first device capable of recording HDTV through the analog hole by basically capturing high definition video from your TV screen and compressing it using the H.264 codec into something you can watch on your PC. But if the box doesn't work with the operating system of your choice, what's the point?

Fortunately, members of the MythTV community have figured out how to make the box, which was designed for Windows, work with Linux. Setting up an HD-PVR to work with Linux and MythTV isn't quite as simple as getting it to work with Windows. You need to compile the driver from source. And the driver is still in alpha, meaning it hasn't been tested very widely yet, so there's a good chance it simply won't work on your system. But if the early reviews are anything to go by, there's a good chance it won't work perfectly with your Windows system anyway.

[via Brent Evans]

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Actually my "early review" was posted within days of the HD-PVR's release. And yes there were some bumps along the way, it takes a pretty powerful setup to view the h.264 files but Hauppauge has worked through all of the main issues and things are looking pretty good at this point. I'm using my HD-PVR pretty heavily and it's performing very well. Now that the heat issues that some folks were seeing have been taken care of by Hauppauge it's a great device for Windows Users (SageTV and BeyondTV at least)....

And the MythTV setup is moving along pretty nicely as well.

June 25 2008 at 8:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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