- 14th June 2008 #1
- Join Date
- May 2008
How to connect DISH TV to pc with USB?
I want to connect dish tv to pc and record some programs on pc..and also i want to Broadcast sports channels on internet during cricket matches..I have asked distv persons abt it & they had told that i can connect it with my pc ,i have to pay extra rs 1000 for it..i have a question..can i watch dish tv channels on pc[connecting via usb not using any tv tuner card] and work other things on pc simultaneously and how can i broadcast direct feed of dishtv on internet using sopcast or tvu player.plz reply to me as soon as possible.thanks in advance
- 17th June 2008 #2
The normal STB from dishTV does not provide USB streaming. What it provides is RGB Composite output (RCA terminals). This is an analog signal. You can use any A-to-D converter to convert these signals to digital and then record them on your PC. However there is a problem. Most A2D converters capture the AV signals in AVI format. This is done to retain as much AV information as possible. A 5 minute video will result in 1 GB file.
Later on you can use encoders to convert AVI file to MPEG-1 (VCD quality) or MPEG-2 (DVD quality). The most popular converter is TMPGEnc. To make a VCD you need software such as VCDEasy and to make DVD you will need a DVD authoring software such as TMPG DVD Author.
There is a much easier option than all this - you can buy a HD recorder and directly burn the content into DVD. I believe that HD recorders are available from Sony, LG and Samsung.
I have converted many home videos into DVD using TMPGEnc and TMPG DVD Author.
- 10th October 2008 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
Use pinnacle PCTV card. you can record in mpeg. you can directly burn. no software nothing. just your nero OEM is sufficient. it is around Rs. 2000/- it is stereo audio. years ago. excellent card. using for more than 4 years and enjoying it. pixelview card is around rs.1000,it is costly for the future.
- 11th October 2008 #4
I know all about Pinnacle and their products. Their quality sucks big time and hence my elaborate method. I consider myself to be an advanced user when it comes to video because I have done a lot of experiments.
Go ahead with Pinnacle software encoder if you are OK with crappy MPEG2 video which looks more worse than VCD/MPEG1.
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