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Old 08-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
loninappleton
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Capture video with a Hauppauge bt848 with Linux/Ubuntu


I have a Hauppauge video capture card with the following specs:

WinTV
NTSC
61381
rev D133

circa 1999 vintage.

The source is an old vhs player only connected through the cable/channel RF
to the card.


What is the current recommendation from LinuxQ's to set up a workstation for
video capture to avi files and what software will burn them to dvd and tranfer to bittorrent files?




I prefer Debian Linux and would install
Ubuntu/Kubuntu or Edubuntu for ease of learning.


I've been away from Linux for a while so be gentle.


;-)
 
Old 08-15-2006, 06:25 PM   #2
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Well the only thing that I have every been able to get to capture a good video signal to .avi is Xdtv but I can never get it to have sound but apparently that is limited to the card you are using from what I have read so you may be lucky and have a card that will do it. For conversion to dvd I have had really good experiences with tovid a rather simple to use set of scripts/gui front end. Never actually seeded a bittorrent but almost any client is able to do seeding I use ktorrent for my downloads but have used rtorrent from the command line in the past it works well. For the xdtv you can get it with this for Debian.

Code:
## Various Multimedia Helper Apps Mplayer, Real, w32codecs, etc.. ##
deb http://debian-multimedia.org sid main
For tovid.

Code:
## Tovid linked from http://tovid.wikia.com/wiki/Installing_tovid
deb http://packages.kirya.net/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.kirya.net/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
 
  


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