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Old 04-05-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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How do I record xvid to vhs?


Hi, I'm running Debian, and kernel 2.6.3. I have a tv-wonder card that is working alright, and a non-fancy video card with no tv-out. However, the tv-wonder card has outputs which I connected to the input on my vcr. So how do I get it set up to record my xvid stuff to vhs?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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Is that an ATI card? Try lspci or /proc/pci to find out how it identifies itself. As I recall, it has a bttv chip for the tv stuff. In that case you should be able to use a video4linux application after you've loaded the bttv module. I actually have other ATI tv cards, but they use another driver for tv, and therefore I have to use the GATOS drivers (http://gatos.sourceforge.net). A good starting point to look for applications is http://www.thedirks.org/v4l2/peopleprojects.htm. Xawtv in particular was developed initially for the bttv based cards, so if your card has that chip it migh be the easiest to get to work.
Hope it helps
 
Old 04-06-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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oops, I now realize that you are asking for xvid to tv-out, not tv-in to xvid, so I guess never mind what I said ... if you use the vesa framebuffer XFree86 driver, and have the tv out connected to the VCR while the system boots, you should be able to see the output on a TV, and therefore record it in your VCR. If you have a fast enough computer using the framebuffer for tv out should be OK.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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ok I'll try that, thanx
 
  


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