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Old 07-14-2003, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question Digitize my VCR TAPES....


Ok guys and gals. I want to digitize my video tapes to mpeg2 format. I am going to purchase the Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250. Once I get this what software do I need to digitize my video tapes and do watch and capture live TV. Thanks!!!!!!!!
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:02 PM   #2
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i wouldn't bother with a pvr card specifically, they won't get utilized without officailly bespoke software (afaik)

i just use a bog standard wintvgo card and mencoder ( http://mplayerhq.hu ) to encode directly to divx
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:34 PM   #3
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Acid is there some dummy instructions to follow that I can up on??? Please let me know........
 
Old 07-14-2003, 04:29 PM   #4
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Its not best to encode directly into a compress format. You want the original be clean. Either use raw video codecs or DV. To get all the lines that VCRs put out. You need to record at 352 X 480 for NTSC and 352 X 576 for PAL. What this does is it captures all the lines. Remember TV is interlaced and computers are non-interlaced. Then use a program to deinterlace or use BOB and resize the picture to 352 X 240 for NTSC and 352 X 288 for PAL. Finally you can make a compress video format like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Divx, etc.

Go to http://www.dvdrhelp.com/ for more information.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 04:48 PM   #5
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man thats a awesome site.. THanks!
 
Old 07-14-2003, 04:51 PM   #6
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Electro when I set up the wintv card will it automatically be configured? I am running redhat9 with the latest stable kernel... Thanks...
 
  


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