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Re: [SLUG] TV cards and software
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] TV cards and software
- From: kmmartin <kmmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 15:23:18 +1000 (EST)
>On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Andrewd wrote:
>> Leadtek TV tuner card @$135
>I picked up the leadtek tv 2000 xp deluxe from the computer markets the
>other day for only $93 (it was $120 elsewhere online).
>The picture / options are fine, however I've found that the sound is
>majorly scratchy - I bought it to put into a dedicated HTPC, ..
I've found the same thing with the leadtek card that I bought ($110).
Other than the sound not being perfect I'm happy with it.
I record at the highest bitrate setting I can, which I think is 6000bps
(or is that B?) which for a 21 minute episode of Futurama comes out at
700 - 800 meg, then re-encode it with a great program called VirtualDub.
This takes it to under 200 meg at full screen using the latest iteration
of DIVX. VitualDub can also edit without re-encoding, it gives you the
option to either re-encode using whatever method you want for sound or
picture, or take a 'direct stream' so no loss in quality if you want to
cut adds out.