Option external software for watching Tv (K!TV or Dscaler) (1 Viewer)

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Hi Frodo,

I like (all) your products xbmp, xbmc and now Media Portal.

Thanks for your job !!!
I have a suggest for media portal.
I read, Media portal drop support for the 'low budget' cards, but it's interesting to have a option for use a external software for control all basic tv cards.


I think at k!tv or dscaler.
K!tv is best because it implements algorithms of Dscaler and use the plugin - Zoomout for recording (vcr)
Webpage K!TV: http://www.kastortv.org - Forum Programmer

You can download K!Tv's sources and the plugins SDK here.

Version : 1260 - Taille : 0.63Mo - Download : QuenotteTV_XP_Sources

Version : 120X - Taille : 0.02Mo - Download : SDKPluginsQuenotteTV_XP

Source code of ZoomOut 1.00 705 Ko Download
(In the beta version, Zoomout recording audio in stéréo with tv cards NiCAM)

ZoomOut: VCR
- Record of the TV show in AVI file format
- Video format choice (maximum resolution of 768x576)
- Support many video codecs included Xvid, DivX and more
- Support many audio codecs
- Scheduling of the records : time/date of start/end
- Allow to fix the recording duration
- Possibility to choose show to record directly from NextView
- Splitting of the AVI file to a fixed size


Mozaic: View a mosaic of channel
- Visualization of many channel in a small window


Snapshot: Images capture [by Speeder]
- Images capture in JPEG ou BMP format
- Possibility to view/erase the captured image



why not 8)
StarsWan
 
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I agree two

Why try to re-code something that exists and is known as very good (K!tv)
 
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Yes, media portal control all card with PVR, and for analogic TV tuner card, why not use K!tv plug-in.

Exemple with myhtpc Downloader myHTPC_EpgK!TvPlugin.

myHTPC_configure.jpg



StarsWan
 
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ok, it's always me, i'm happy, Media Portal work fine with my analogic tuner (Hauppauge WinTV PCI card Nicam) :D.


i have just select and setting in k!tv the wdm driver and no Dscaler, and configure it.
Now in Media Portal, my card work for tv in secam and for recording but it has a litle bug.

After, when i play the movie record, the picture is flip. (Codec Xvid and mp3.)

Look at this
download the movie save with media portal
[movie lengh 6 sec / 818Kb] M6_Manual_200409031440p4029.avi (right click for save link to disk)

And compare with zoomout(K!TV 2.0 RC1) and dscaler driver and same
codecs
[movie lengh 8 sec / 748 Kb] ZoomOut.avi(right click for save link to disk)

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StarsWan
 

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My personal opinion is:
- Make MP stable first and thus concentrate on cards like the PVR 250/350
- In the mean time, if people want to use other TV apps, they should launch them as an external app.

Furthermore I don't think its that easy to integrate another app into MP with its own features that seem to overlap with those of MP.
Maybe a wrapper can be used to "convert" such an app to an MP plugin which in this case could replace the default TV plugin of MP...

Just my 2 cents :D
 
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Last I heard John Adcock (the dev behind DScaler) had joined the MP Project and was working on implementing DScaler in MP.
 
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Mars Warrior said:
My personal opinion is:
- Make MP stable first and thus concentrate on cards like the PVR 250/350
- In the mean time, if people want to use other TV apps, they should launch them as an external app.
Just my 2 cents :D

Yes of course, that is normal to finish the integration of the cards Tuner PVR. Now, concerning the analogic tuner cards, I think too, that would be well to make it when it will be the moment to do it. :)

the_turt1e said:
Last I heard John Adcock (the dev behind DScaler) had joined the MP Project and was working on implementing DScaler in MP.

Good News :D, but i think k!tv is best, it consumes less resources system, and especially the time shifting and the recording function very well (in stereophony) with a quality of recording.
Dscaler is not performent to record compared to zoomout and K!tv.
However the Dscaler drivers are better than the WDM.

:arrow: I will contact the Team K!TV and will see whether it is possible to approach MP.
 

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    you can use ffdshow as de-interlacer. You can even use dscaler in ffdshow to de-interlace...
     

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