[linux-dvb] USB/Firewire/PCMCIA DVB-T and MPEG-4

Håkon Strandenes haakon at seilforening.no
Sat Aug 25 11:14:08 CEST 2007

Thank you for clearing up this.

I should buy a normal external DVB-T device, and try to set up a
software decoder, right? What device do you recommend then? Is there any
brands/models that is better than other? The price tag is not an issue.

Best regards,
Håkon Strandenes

Christophe Thommeret wrote:
> Le dimanche 19 août 2007 15:19, Håkon Strandenes a écrit :
>> I have a laptop and want to receive DVB-T television. In Norway, we use
>> MPEG-4 instead of MPEG-2, much like in France (if i have understood it
>> right).
> In France, free to air channels are mpeg2.
> Pay TV are mpeg4.
>> Because it's a laptop, PCI card is not an option. The laptop is an Acer
>> Travelmate 3000, with an 1,73 GHz Pentium M CPU, 2 GB RAM and 100 GB
>> 7200 RPM HDD. I use Ubuntu 7.04 at the moment.
>> What DVB-T card should I buy for use in Norway? I would prefer to have
>> hardware MPEG-4 decoding, but that is perhaps a bit difficult?
> I don't know of dvb-t device with onboard video decoder.
> And mpeg4 (h264, i guess?) is still badly supported by soft decoders.

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