For streaming 25Mbit/s Sony clips, can you be more specific about the requirements for the CF card (size and speed)? Also, is there specific consumer software you can recommend to capture these clips? Finally, I have seen elsewhere in these forums a suggestion to move from SMB to NFS to handle 25Mbit/sec. Your message suggests that this may not be necessary. Could you please confirm? Thanks
Sorry about not replying earlier... I've just not had much time for a device that in a few months time may well be used as a door stop!!
OK. For NTSC HD/HDV the Roku works 'sorta fine'... don't try too many 'shuffles' or pauses or any interruption while the file is playing back. Never ever think that wireless will handle HD/HDV.
I probably have my network set using SMB - don't know, and given some of the other advice I've received regarding getting HD/HDV PAL material to work... I couldn't be bothered blowing even more time to possibly solve a single problem with a method that'll ultimately create thousands. To be honest: if I have to start mucking around at that level to achieve what should be capable, regardless of SMB/NFS, the device ain't worth it...
The CF card I'm running is 2Gig, with a 640Mb swap.
If you are asking "what software will capture HDV from a HDV camcorder"? then the answer is: AspectHD or ConnectHD from Cineform, VLC, CapDHVS...
If on the other hand you are asking how do I get HD/HDV files into my computer (without having a HDV camcorder)? Well; there's plenty of m2t files available if you look hard enough on the net. Anything less than the raw m2t will give you the false sense of security that decent playback of a downconverted, bit-rate knobbled, heavily doctored file can bring.