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Old 12-15-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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Best way to record console videogames to a computer?

Hi, I want to record the video and sound from videogames on consoles, and save this on a computer. I'm totally clueless as to how I would go about doing this. I'm guessing I would need to buy some hardware. Instructions for RCA and S-video cables would be ideal, but just RCA instructions would be fine too. It also needs to record at 60 fps.

Note, I do consider myself familiar with linux so no need to explain partitions, installing OS, software, etc. Just clueless with respect to recording. I did some searching but could only find references to recording TV and I'm not sure if this would be different.

All help will be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by Ryzol; 12-15-2007 at 10:54 PM.
Old 12-16-2007, 01:49 AM   #2
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You would need some kind of TV capture card, and it would be identical to recording TV. Video game consoles do, after all, plug directly into the back of your television. So everything you read about recording television will apply.
Old 12-16-2007, 07:44 AM   #3
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A number of years back, installed a hauppeg (sp???) TV card in son's college bound computer hoping to eliminate need for separate TV. At least back then there was serious timing issues trying to pay a video game on the computer monitor. Suspect if you try to go this route you will need to split the game output signal to go to both a regular TV for playing the game and capture card for recording.


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