15 December 2005
Published on December 15th, 2005 @ 08:40:04 pm, using 232 words, 7292 views
I've been listening "almost" nonstop to the Philosomatika stream on netradio using the PVR system I built around a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250 TV Tuner. Since I haven't been watching television for going on 5 weeks now, I figured a good alternate use of my homemade tivo would be to use it for streaming netradio streams. It's basically just Shoutcast radio, but displayed on my tv screen in the GBPVR software interface. The Hauppauge WinTV-series of TV-Tuners give phenomenal picture quality for the price. Since they have an onboard video-encoding chip, they can function equally well on older hardware since the video compression routines are done on-board, in hardware, rather than in software which relies on the speed of the processor to keep up with the incoming video stream.
The Win-TV PVR 250 card has:
- Integrated 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx stereo audio with IR remote control
- Composite Video, S-Video & audio inputs, for connecting VCR or camcorder
If anyone wants to check out the philosomatika stream, just download the .pls file here, and drop it into winamp, or you can grab it yourself at the philosomatika website.
or, What my speakers are currently pumping...
Tranan - Restarter
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