I added firewire card to my computer (specs below) and am happy being able to capture HD on non-premium channels with the Motorola 6412 unit.
Now I’d like to build a dedicated computer to do this.
What would be the minimum requirements for cheapest hardware? I’m thinking a 533 Mhz front bus with 256 RAM as there is no converting to do–just straight stream recording?
Also–what would be the minimum software needed? Can I install just the firewire drivers and the Firewire Capture program (CapDVHS) or does a minimum OS need to be installed like XP-Lite, or some Linux program?
It would be fun to simply transfer the hard drive from the motorola to my computer, but there are weird security screws I’ve not seen before and I read that the file system is unique, so probably can’t do that times 2!
If a real minimum system will work, looks like a dedicated barebones from newegg could be had for about $300 total. Not bad, then I could get back to multi-tasking! That assume the minimum system would also be accessible thru my LAN system—and that tells me right there that a more robust OS is going to be needed!!!—or maybe just use a KVM switch?? What do you guys think?
Thanks. //// Bobbo.