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juanjavier_xxx 07-04-2005 03:54 PM

full screen PAL video capture under linux....
Performed a search on the forums, nothing found.

Posted on videolan forum......does not help you can read what I got...

The question is: I have tested both VideoLan Client and XawTV packages for analog video capture....and the results are excellent......up to 384x288:cry: :cry:

So I made a dive into videolan documentation :study: :study: and a quick reading of the man page of xawtv :study: :study:

It seems I cannot find my way into capturing to full screen 768x576 PAL resolution.....
BT848 drivers succesfully loaded into kernel 2.6.8-2-k7...everything running on an AverMedia TV Phone analog TV, composite and s-video capture card....

....are there any other tools out there, or am i missing something....???

Many thx in advance to you linux rulers out there....

Juan javier Martinez
Madrid (Spain)

juanjavier_xxx 07-04-2005 05:17 PM

Uuupsss.....sorry....the link to the videolan forum post is wrong....


is what I got....

sorry!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

juanjavier_xxx 07-05-2005 01:08 AM

Any one out there?

Thanks in advance....

Juan Javier

Nobber 07-05-2005 04:43 AM

I use mplayer/mencoder to do this. See the examples in the mplayer documentation.

Quick start guide for TV recording at 768x576 to MPEG4 video/MP3 audio:

mencoder -tv driver=v4l:width=768:height=576 \
-ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=900 \
-oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=64 \
-vf pp=lb -o output.avi tv://

juanjavier_xxx 07-05-2005 05:05 AM


I use mplayer/mencoder to do this
Give it a try and will be back telling how did it go....

Thank you very much....

juanjavier_xxx 07-06-2005 01:33 PM

Nobber: as for the mplayer try......::

I want to record via the composite-video rca input; from an analog Video8 handycam...

I type


mencoder -tv driver=v4l2:width=768:height=576 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=900 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=64 -vf pp=lb -o capture.avi tv://
...but just a green screen outputs. Chances are that I did not tell mencoder to record from the analog 'composite' video input, instead of the tuner inputs, as I suppose it thinks by default.

How could I point mencoder to capture the signal incoming from the composite video input of the card??

Any clues....?

juanjavier_xxx 07-06-2005 05:20 PM


Any clues....?
Yes, there are. Simply including -tv input=1 solved the whole stuff....

If you type

mencoder -tv driver=vl4l2:width=768:height=576 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=900 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=64 -tv input=1 -vf pp=lb -o capture.avi tv:// get a full color 768x576 @25fps mpeg4 footage right into the file you specify right after the -o option....

As easy as abc.....once you get it, of course....


Juan Javier Martinez.

Madrid (Spain)

:cry: :cry: :cry:

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