For years, I have been recording shows and films on TV. For this, I have been using my old “Pinnacle PCTV Stereo” acquisition card, inserted into a 1GHz VIA Nehemiah processor-powered living-room PC. More recently, I have kept using this card from time to time in a 1.8GHz Core2Duo E4300-powered desktop PC.
The living-room PC is no more; its power supply overheated. Now, I am using a regular living-room media player, which is able to read my media through the network using the DLNA protocol. This hardware media player does not have the same tolerance for varying file formats as seen with a standard PC, but luckily it can read the “DivX Plus HD” file format, which is perfect as far as I am concerned: based on a Matroska (
.mkv) container, it can include chapters, and subtitles, etc.