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genuisgene 04-07-2003 06:47 AM

Bt878 video capture
Hi, I am a newbie and have been playing with my capture card (bt878 brooktree corp.) for a short time on windows 98 and now have installed RH 9. I want to be able to capture short amounts of footage of family events etc and save them to cd for safe keeping.
What is out there and how do I use it properly?

Your help would be most appreciated, thanks.

acid_kewpie 04-07-2003 07:08 AM

although it's not billed as such, is really really good for capturing from the card. other programs exist to capture from it, but their encoding is quite poor, as opposed to mplayer which has a really complex and powerful encoding core. you'd need a command something like:

mencoder -tv on:driver=v4l:norm=ntsc:height=360:width=480:channel=67 -ovc lavc vcodec=mpeg4:vqmin=2 -oac mp3lame -vop pp=lb -o file.avi

that will encode the tv signal to divx5. it s a little unweidly, but very powerful, so i would recommend trying it. esp as mplayer is a superb media player too.

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