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Re: [Question #76468]: Does Me-TV support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding?


Question #76468 on Me TV changed:

    Status: Open => Answered

Scott Evans proposed the following answer:

I've always been a firm believer of using hardware to do the work! so
you would be best to purchase yourself the MPEG-4 decoder however, make
sure that the DVB-T device you purchase is compatible with Linux! for
more details on this you may wish to have a look at the following
website for some guidance...
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page (there is a lot of
information on this wiki!) and also Me TV is just the GUI front-end
viewer application, the decoding is done by your DVB-T/C/S/ATSC device!
I also think that it would be unlikely that you would be able to decode
a MPEG-4 stream using a MPEG-2 device? 

On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 06:33 +0000, Matej Kovacic wrote:

> New question #76468 on Me TV:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/me-tv/+question/76468
> I live in Slovenia and we will have DVB-T encoded in MPEG-4, while our neighbour countries use MPEG-2 encoding. I do not have DVB-T card yet, but does Me-TV support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding? The problem is however, that in our county there are MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 DVB cards. Since decoding is done in a computer, I can buy MPEG-2 DVB card and just let the computer do the MPEG-4 decoding...
> I was looking at settings and was  unable to find any setting to set MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. Does Me-TV autodetect this?
> P. S. I am writing a handbook about Ubuntu in slovenian language and need this information for a book.
> Thank you for your answer in advance.

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