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how about a Media convertor

Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:41 am

I am looking to build a converter to convert age old audio & video casette content into mp3 and to new DVD format. Assuming we can get a cassette desk and VHS deck can we have the outputs processed through Pi and have the file output to computer?
There are no ready devices avaibale and I think there will be some market and commerical uptake!!!

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Re: how about a Media convertor

Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:40 am

The Pi is not really the best device do to that.
- there's a lot of other ways to do that with x86 PCs
- the Pi has no Video input, nor Sound input of good quality
- the GPU can't help with the video encode (software/IP issues), and the CPU is very weak for it

You're better of looking for an expansion card to stick into a, x86 PC.

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