DScaler + TiVO + DiVX??? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 05-25-2001, 06:42 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
raoul's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: New York,NY,USA
Posts: 1,629
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Just a question for all the HTPC folk out there. Don't we now have all the necessary components to create an app that records broadcast video, cleans the image and then burn CD-ROMs? With 110 min of video on a single CD-ROM using DiVX
I'm looking forward to coupling my TiVO to my HTPC and
really archiving the shows I love to watch.

Are there plans for inserting tools downstream of DScaler to do this?


PS: I should mention I meand DiVX in the MPEG4 sense and not that crap one used to see at CC

[This message has been edited by raoul (edited 05-25-2001).]
raoul is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 05-25-2001, 07:26 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
Namlemez's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Just hook your TiVo up to your video input card. Then use VirtualDub to run all the same improvements that DScaler does. It does deinterlacing and scaling just as well, except not in real-time. Then save as whatever you want. DivX is outdated by now. I would use MS' Windows Media 8. Its an updated, two-pass MPEG 4 codec. DivX is just a rip of MS' first attempt at an MPEG 4 codec.

I personally use Windows Media Encoder to accomplish this. I've only attempted recording one thing off the video input. Most of the stuff I work with is DVD-based.

Cal Z.
Mits 65903 (65" widescreen HDTV)+ RCA DTC-100
Gateway Destination 27" (Princeton Arcadia based)+HTPC (Pentium II 400, 256mb, 20gb+9gb HD, Radeon LE, cybertainment tv tuner, asus dvd-rom, hercules game theater xp, Kenwood VR409 DTS receiver)
Namlemez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread Home Theater Computers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off