Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Mountain View, Ca, USA
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I have a little experience, but assume I am an absolute beginner.
I just bought a Popcorn Hour 110, with which I am very happy. What I'd like to do is capture some of the HD content I have on my Direct TV DVR (as well as some on an old TIVO - mainly sports), convert it into a 264/mkv file, and keep the file on that lovely 1.5 terabyte drive I just installed in the unit. No copyright infringement intended.
HOW?? I bought a Hauppauge 1212 PVR, but it's going back today - drivers wouldn't install on the Windows Mini I use, and the unit is buggy as hell. (A remote control is included and prominently displayed on the package. You have to open the box to find out the remote does not control the PVR and is only included for 'third party applications'. I really don't want to do business with a company that engages in this kind of semi-consumer fraud.)
Any other suggestions? Or devices? People do it, because I am pocking up .mkv files of publicly broadcast stuff - tennis matches, in my case - all the time on bit torrent.
But what devices? Any suggestion is welcome, particularly Linux or Ubuntu based.