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Old 05-03-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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Recording from a VCR to your computer using a TV capture card.

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Recording from a VCR to your computer using a TV capture card.

This guide is a very rough hack that has worked for me. I'm absolutely certain there's a better, easier way: I just couldn't find any, and have not gotten around to compiling new versions of programs that should be able to do it.

This guide covers recording from a VCR using composite cables to connect the VCR to the computer. I have a PVR-250 card in my media box, so the commands are most easily transferable to that, but there should be very little specific to that card.

Basically, it boils down to this:

cat /dev/video0 > movie.mpg
Old 05-03-2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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Have you checked out MythTV, this is a very nice interface, there are distributions
that are designed to run this, here are a few links:

The Knoppmyth installed fairly easily and has a wonderful interface.

Last edited by rlhartmann; 05-03-2008 at 07:48 PM. Reason: Corrected spelling


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