View Full Version : Why not just use Iomagic pcpvr and powervcrII?
10-08-2001, 12:04 PM
What is the advantage of this software compared to the Iomagic pc pvr card and included power vcr II software? For $40.00 I get a tv tuner card and can record programs to mpeg2 and I get a working epg from i-power. Can't I just convert my mpeg2's to mpeg4 via flask and load them on my PDA? Just wondering.
10-08-2001, 12:28 PM
One big advantage is that SS can be controlled completely remotely. And you can watch snapstream where ever you are with an Internet connection. I usually watch a show or two at work. I can configure my snapstream to record a show where ever I am so if I'm away from my computer I can schedule a recording. And with the PocketPVS module after you record a show everything is done automatically. The show is transcoded into a format suitable for the PocketPC and is automatically synced to it. So why is this program needed? It has remote capabilities and the PocketPVS does all the operations needed to watch a show on your Pocket PC. Record a show during the night? Have the show ready for your to go on your Pocket PC in the morning.
10-08-2001, 05:55 PM
you mention watching your shows at work...what ports did you have to open up on your home firewall to allow a connection to your recording machine? BTW the iomagic PVR works solid...the advantage of SS is the TITAN TV feature....all the others are too cumbersome to try and schedule a recording.
10-08-2001, 08:39 PM
I actually have no control over the firewall that my machine is behind because I am at school and my machine is in a dorm. I have found two open ports that I setup snapstream to use. One for the http server and one for the streaming server. If you have a firewall then for http the default port is 80 and for the streaming server the default port is 8140 (I think). Also if you have vfw drivers you can watch a live recording on port 8130. You can't change the last port but the other two you can configure withing snapstream.
10-08-2001, 09:02 PM
8129 for admin, 8130 for viewing while recording in MP and 80 for HTTP. http://discuss.snapstream.com/ubb/smile.gif
10-10-2001, 01:04 PM
ok dumb question....do you know if the IOMAGIC pvr has VFW or WDM drivers? thx
10-10-2001, 02:28 PM
Here is the page for the drivers. http://www.iomagic.com/support/videocards/PCPVR/drivers.htm but it doesn't say they are VFW or WDM. I have to say they are at LEAST VFW because the same drivers are used for Windows 3.1. So they are at least VFW. Since they support Windows 2000 there could be WDM drivers too. I don't think it really matters TOO much which they are though.
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