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Old 03-15-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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Question record tv

Hi there

I'm searching for a tool to record tv stuff through the console, that is also working!

Well maybe I should spend more effort, but I've tried vcr and dvr so far.

The .rpm of dvr-3.2 simply doesn't install without giving a reason.
When I try to compile it tells me something about a missing header file "avm_creators.h" I think. Seems like I didn't install all the stuff needed to compile although on the homepage only avifile 0.7 is mentioned ( got ~0.7.29 installed ).

Vcr-1.04 tells me "You need to have libaviplay." . I didn't find that package and 1.04 even seems to be an old version.

If you can tell me what i've got to do to compile these or you know some other console based tool tell me pls, I'm quite fucked up with trying useless combinations...

btw.: using Suse 8.2 doing the stuff as root

thx already

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Old 03-16-2004, 12:01 AM   #2
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You can use mencoder (which comes with mplayer) to record from TV cards that are supported by v4l.
An example line I use looks like this :

mencoder -tv on:driver=v4l:width=320:heigh=240 -o tv.avi -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -lavcopts vcodev=mpeg4:vbitrate=800:vhq -lameopts abr:br=128
This would record the channel you last watched.

You might want to read the man page of mencoder, it's pretty long, though.

Old 03-16-2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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thx it's working great


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