[Chicago] XO for recording PyCon
carl at personnelware.com
Fri Feb 1 21:40:40 CET 2008
Ian Bicking wrote:
> Carl Karsten wrote:
>> I am trying to arrange to record all 108 hours of PyCon audio and video.
>> assuming I get the desired VGA capture device, I need a box with USB 2 and audio
>> in. I can provide an external HD.
>> Is there any reason the XO would not work for this?
> No one has really tried it. It's not clear if the data could be saved
> fast enough, or even if the software support is setup for that sort of
> thing yet (e.g., saving raw files). This could be pretty hard.
> If you want to try it ahead of time I can lend you a machine.
cool. Now if I can get my hands on the VGA capture device.
> But I
> think it would be more of an interesting experiment than a good way to
> figure out this particular problem. The record activity itself really
> doesn't have any interface to do this sort of thing, though maybe it's
> possible to install (via yum) whatever is necessary to do this.
It seemed like a handy way to get 5 similar systems. the pile of laptops I have
might have worked, until someone said 'we need audio'.
This will be 'fun':
VGA2USB/DVI2USB is compatible with Linux. VGA2USB/DVI2USB driver supports V4L
(Video4Linux) interface along with specialized interface designed by Epiphan.
Although we provide a Linux SDK (API for driver and examples), we do not provide
source code for the driver itself. Please contact us if you need a driver
compiled for a specific kernel version or kernel setting.
* version 3.7.32 for Fedora 8, 188.8.131.52-85.fc8, i686
* version 3.7.32 for Fedora 7, 184.108.40.206-34.fc7, i686
* version 3.7.32 for Ubuntu 2.6.22-14-generic i686
I'll tell them I need it compiled for the XO. ok, that will be a waste of time.
What do you think I should ask?
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