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Best NEW PCI-E Digital TV Capture Card?? Xvid? & DivX? & Linux?

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June 1, 2009 9:11:00 AM

Could someone recommend a tv card must be PCI-Express

Must be able to record to compressed formats like divx or Xvid

Be compatible with Vista/(Windows 7 RC) & Most Importantly Linux Compatible

Must be Digital TV

More about : pci digital capture card xvid divx linux

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June 1, 2009 4:15:46 PM

I am guessing you are looking to set up Mythbuntu or Mythdora?

*Warning* : tv tuners in Linux require lots of setup. Vista already has great support for tv tuners in Vista Media Center. I have been using the ATI Theatre Pro PCI-E card for a while and can say it works well with VMC.

Check here for Linux friendly TV Tuners:

As far as a recording in the formats you mentioned, I believe my tuner records in .avi. You could always convert to the other formats, although I am not sure why it is necessary.
June 2, 2009 3:36:29 AM

my asus u3000 mini usb records to avi but full uncompressed, recording to a avi with codec encoded avi would save hugely on HDD space.

30mins = 1GB HDD Space atm.
90mins = 700 mb in Xvid or Divx.
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June 2, 2009 8:54:44 PM

Yeah look good except can someone explain this "Note: Windows Media Center does not currently support clear QAM TV channels."

Whats QAM?
Will windows media centre ever support it?