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Old 03-23-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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Mencoder stopped recording sound with PCTV


I have a Pinnacle PCTV tuner and Debian stable. I usually run

mencoder -v tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:forceaudio:adevice=/dev/dsp2:norm=pal
-ovc lavc -oac lavc -vf lavcdeint -o my_favorite_show.avi

to record tv, which worked quite ok until I upgraded from Debian etch to Debian lenny. Now video is recorded, but the sound is missing. If I try to watch tv using

> sox -t ossdsp -r 48000 -q -b -c 2 /dev/dsp2 -t ossdsp /dev/dsp
> tvtime

I can watch tv with sound, so I guess that mencoder is failing to grab the audio.

The previous Mplayer version was svn20070225 and the one I'm using now is svn20090316.

Can anyone tell me how to get mencoder working again? Or if there are any other alternative recording applications.



mencoder, pctv, record, sound, sox, tvtime

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