[PD] video cards

Johannes M Zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.kug.ac.at
Wed Jul 18 17:19:40 CEST 2001

On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, delire wrote:

> > Sounds good and i'm very interested in the dual
> > display option, does it have a tv/video in port to
> > capture movieclips?
> no the hercules doesn't have an 'in' of any sort.
> though you can mess with a tv card to do this - it works for a friend of
> mine just fine ; ) the next best solution for a leaner/meaner video signal

i am using my asus-v6600deluxe (nvidia's geforce256) which has tv-out and
video-in (but is not dual-headed)
there are no drivers that support the tv-out under linux, but plugging off
the monitor before booting the system will make the card auto-detect the
tv-out and use this one.

the video-in is not so simple (at least for me). there appears to be a
philips sa47xx (or anything, i keep forgetting this) decoder-chip, which
ought to be supported somehow by video4linux.
the system recognises the chip (witch cat /proc/pci) but i have never
managed to make it work with video4linux.
so i would recommend to buy a separate capture-card (under linux) to do
do buy a cheap one. pe my dv500 (900,- U$ or something) is not supported
by linux either, so i have 3 capture-devices under windos (2*analog,
1*digital), one of which i can use under Gem (the video-in of the
gfx-card) but none under linux. it's a pity


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