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Possible? Streaming from PC to ReplayTV 5040

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Anonymous
May 4, 2004 3:19:18 AM

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I was wondering if someone could tell me if it would be possible to stream a
captured PC video file (in this particular case, encoded to a DVD/AVI
format) to a ReplayTV unit? I captured the file on a all-in-wonder ATI
Radeon card. I have my wireless network setup so the PC and Replay do link
up fine. I have DVArchive so I can pull files off the Replay. Just curious
if I can stream it the other way? Thanks in advance for any help.
May 4, 2004 7:39:00 AM

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There's no way to stream it back to the RTV. Even if you could, the wireless
link would be spotty at best...you really need a wired network to pull it
off.

--Mike

"BoomerMcGee" <boomermcgee@insightbb.com> wrote in message
news:WrAlc.24955$kh4.1311876@attbi_s52...
>I was wondering if someone could tell me if it would be possible to stream
>a
> captured PC video file (in this particular case, encoded to a DVD/AVI
> format) to a ReplayTV unit? I captured the file on a all-in-wonder ATI
> Radeon card. I have my wireless network setup so the PC and Replay do
> link
> up fine. I have DVArchive so I can pull files off the Replay. Just
> curious
> if I can stream it the other way? Thanks in advance for any help.
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 3:26:06 PM

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"BoomerMcGee" <boomermcgee@insightbb.com> wrote:

> I was wondering if someone could tell me if it would be possible to
> stream a captured PC video file (in this particular case, encoded to a
> DVD/AVI format) to a ReplayTV unit? I captured the file on a
> all-in-wonder ATI Radeon card.

I doubt the 5040 can handle playback of the re-encoded video.

What I would do is the obvious: take a TV or SVHS output signal from the
All-In-Wonder card to one of the video inputs on the 5040. You can either
set up a manual record or just use it to buffer the video stream for more
convenient playback.


Jeff
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Anonymous
May 4, 2004 6:32:04 PM

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On Tue, 04 May 2004 11:26:06 -0500, Jeff Lindstrom
<j_r_lind@adelphia.net> wrote:

>"BoomerMcGee" <boomermcgee@insightbb.com> wrote:
>
>> I was wondering if someone could tell me if it would be possible to
>> stream a captured PC video file (in this particular case, encoded to a
>> DVD/AVI format) to a ReplayTV unit? I captured the file on a
>> all-in-wonder ATI Radeon card.
>
> I doubt the 5040 can handle playback of the re-encoded video.
>

Probably not. The MPEG files have to have a very special internal
format for the Replay to work with them. However, you can play them on
the PC and use the Replay to record them. I've done that a few times
(works with videotapes too).

> What I would do is the obvious: take a TV or SVHS output signal from the
>All-In-Wonder card to one of the video inputs on the 5040.

By "TV" I suppose you mean the "RF" output. Avoid this is possible.
You get the lowest qulity. SHVS (S-video) is good.

> You can either
>set up a manual record or just use it to buffer the video stream for more
>convenient playback.
>

Which also makes a good way to play tapes. Don't forget about any
automatic recordings (which would interrupt it).

>
>Jeff
>
>

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anyone of civilized taste." -- Evelyn Waugh
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 9:53:05 PM

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TechTV's ScreenSavers did a segment on how to play your computer's video
files on the ReplayTV. Go to www.techtv.com and search for ReplayTV or here
is the link:
http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/howto/story/0,24330,...

Jeff

"BoomerMcGee" <boomermcgee@insightbb.com> wrote in message
news:WrAlc.24955$kh4.1311876@attbi_s52...
>I was wondering if someone could tell me if it would be possible to stream
>a
> captured PC video file (in this particular case, encoded to a DVD/AVI
> format) to a ReplayTV unit? I captured the file on a all-in-wonder ATI
> Radeon card. I have my wireless network setup so the PC and Replay do
> link
> up fine. I have DVArchive so I can pull files off the Replay. Just
> curious
> if I can stream it the other way? Thanks in advance for any help.
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 5, 2004 2:26:43 AM

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Just wanted to thank everyone for their help and great answers. Since I
bought my ReplayTV, this group has come through time and time again with
terrific advice and guidance.
Anonymous
May 8, 2004 3:41:09 AM

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Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:

>> What I would do is the obvious: take a TV or SVHS output signal from
>> the All-In-Wonder card to one of the video inputs on the
>> 5040.
>
> By "TV" I suppose you mean the "RF" output. Avoid this is possible.
> You get the lowest qulity. SHVS (S-video) is good.

By TV, I meant Composite Baseband, but I guess it was a little late that
evening.


Jeff
Anonymous
May 8, 2004 5:46:29 PM

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On Fri, 07 May 2004 23:41:09 -0500, Jeff Lindstrom
<j_r_lind@adelphia.net> wrote:

>Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>>> What I would do is the obvious: take a TV or SVHS output signal from
>>> the All-In-Wonder card to one of the video inputs on the
>>> 5040.
>>
>> By "TV" I suppose you mean the "RF" output. Avoid this is possible.
>> You get the lowest qulity. SHVS (S-video) is good.
>
> By TV, I meant Composite Baseband, but I guess it was a little late that
>evening.
>
>

And I get used to too many people being lazy and connecting the RF
output, since it's a little easier.

I have 5 devices in my A/V cabinet that have RF outputs (2 DVRs, 2 sat
receivers, VCR) and like the fact that I use none of those (they have
75-ohm terminators installed).

>Jeff

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