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Old 08-15-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
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Capture video with a Hauppauge bt848 with Linux/Ubuntu

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

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, 05:25 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.

## Various Multimedia Helper Apps Mplayer, Real, w32codecs, etc.. ##
deb sid main
For tovid.

## Tovid linked from
deb unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src unstable main contrib non-free


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