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dougguitar 03-25-2008 07:19 PM

Pegasus with VLC Player
I am attempting to stream TV input to Pegasus using VLC Player ( Running under Windows, VLC Player finds capture devices via their DirectShow drivers. However, when I attempt to Open A Capture Device in VLC Player, it does not see the Pegasus card.

Can anyone point me in the right direction for getting this to work?


GrassValley_KH 03-25-2008 07:43 PM

I'm not actually sure that the Pegasus exposes itself as a DirectShow device.

If I can find a board somewhere here, I'll give it a try, but I'm pretty sure that you can only ingest with the HQ Recorder application.

Is there a specific reason why you need it to work with VLC instead?

dougguitar 03-25-2008 07:55 PM

I need to stream the live TV over our LAN.

My setup is such that I have component output from the HD cable box plugged into the Pegasus. I can launch HQ Recorder and see video fine, and save it to a file.

However, I don't need or want to save to a file. I want to stream (to another computer on our LAN) what the Pegasus is capturing. How can I accomplish this?


GrassValley_KH 03-25-2008 10:11 PM

Just had a look with a Pegasus board here and I can confirm that it does not expose itself to DirectShow-based applications.

So the short answer is that you cannot use Pegasus hardware with VLC.

Save for writing a custom application with the SDK, your only input solution is the HQ Recorder app (which does not support streaming).

You're better off with an Intensity Pro board for what you're trying to acheive in this particular instance.

dougguitar 03-25-2008 11:55 PM

Thank you for clearing this up. It's not what I wanted to hear, but at least I can stop wasting my time on this. I'm upset with my vendor, who I very pointedly asked if I could do this when they recommended the Pegasus card, but I'll take that matter up with them.

GrassValley_BH 03-26-2008 12:23 AM

A Slingbox would do what you want quite nicely. Not as geeky, but you'd also have IR control, assuming the source is IR-control-able.

Crespel 04-03-2008 04:32 PM

I'am streaming my HD - footage from my Video Workstation by means of a DNLA Server SW(Twonky Media Server) via my Gigabit LAN to a DNLA Client(Playstation 3) showing it on a Flat Panel via HDMI.
If Pegasus can create a MPEG2 or MPEG4 - HD File this could be the way for you.

GrassValley_KH 04-03-2008 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by Crespel (Post 33927)
If Pegasus can create a MPEG2 or MPEG4 - HD File this could be the way for you.

It can't - Pegasus only captures in Canopus HQ AVI format. It isn't designed for anything else.

jeffdod 06-30-2008 03:28 PM

DirectShow Question

I get that the Pegasus drivers do not expose a DirectShow-compatible interface. However, here is my question:

If I wish to use the Pegasus card in my DirectShow-compatible application, would it be feasible for me (I am familiar with writing DirectShow source/capture filters) to write a DirectShow source filter for the Pegasus? In other words, the DirectShow filter would expose everything needed for DirectShow applications, but internally, within the filter, I would be using the Pegasus SDK API's to do the real work.

Does this make sense, or does the Pegasus development SDK not lend itself to being used in this way?

Jeff D.

GrassValley_KH 06-30-2008 06:26 PM

Good question Jeff. And one I don't have the capacity to answer. :)

I've forwarded your question to engineering. Stay tuned.

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