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1  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Sheevaplug as dvb-t recorder with mythtv on: February 22, 2010, 10:25:46 AM
First of all thank you for your reply. Smiley

I've already googled around but results doesn't fit my needs.
I'm going to play the file via dlna through twonkymedia and it should not need decoding.
I'll use mythtv backend only to record dvb-t streams and since it should be a mpeg2 stream it should be "played" just fine through twonkymedia.
So I should not need a mpeg2 hardware decoder because my sheevaplug should not decode anything at all. Am I correct or am I missing something?  Grin
2  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Sheevaplug as dvb-t recorder with mythtv on: February 22, 2010, 09:35:45 AM
Hello everybody,

I've just ordered a sheevaplug+sdhc and now I'm thinking about what could it do apart from usual services (web-mail-file server).
I've already planned to use it as a dlna mediaserver via twonkymedia and now I'm thinking to use it as a dvb-t recorder. In order to do so I need mythtv for the software and a dvb-t usb dongle for the hardware.
And that's the point: which dvb-t dongle shoud I buy? AFAIK the best one shoud be Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1900 witch comes with hardware mpeg2 decoder but I'm not sure I really need it.
In fact dvb-t should be standard mpeg2 transmission and (I'm guessing) it should be possible to save it directly without recompression. If it's possible to do so I could buy a cheaper dvb-t dongle like Hauppauge WinTV-MiniStick HD.

So the question is: is it possible to use a dvb-t dongle without mpeg2 hardware decoder to record dvb-t transmission?

Thank you and bye.
InSa
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