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Old 04-14-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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linux video capture and encoding it to divx

I am a relative newbie to linux. I have tried every major distro and have narrowed it down to fedora or Debian. I am really wanting a palm, I really miss my old pocket pc, the only thing that I liked from the microsoft camp. I really don't want to go back to windoze but I am having a really hard time finding a way to in a gui to capture video from my pvr, and then decoding it to a divx so a palm can view it.
i think that the mmplayer software for the palm is the way to go, and that the jpilot program is the best way to synch and load programs to the palm, but the rest I am stuck on.
If there is not a gui to do what I want is there an easy way to do it from the command line? I am not affraid of the command line, it reminds me of the good ol' DOS days, but the gui is just so much eaisier.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Old 04-14-2004, 04:32 AM   #2
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There are lots of possibilities and it's a while since I played with these things, so I don't know any more what is the best or easiest to use.

I had some success in the past with which may do all you want in one go.

Otherwise there are many other PVR type apps for linux. Just search for 'PVR' on . If you cannot capture directly to divx or mpeg4 two good toolkits for translating between formats are 'transcode' and 'mencoder'. The latter is the encoding partner of mplayer. You can find either by searching Freshmeat.

Edit: Now I stop to think about it, you may find that mencoder or transcode can be configured to do everything in a single step.

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yea mencoder all the way, no problem.


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