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Old 04-07-2003, 05:47 AM   #1
genuisgene
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Question Bt878 video capture card...software?


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.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 06:08 AM   #2
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although it's not billed as such, http://mplayerhq.hu 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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