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Old 10-29-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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TV Capture

How is the panorama of tv capture/display on Linux in general and in particular on Slack?

Old 11-03-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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pretty good.
What specifically are you looking for? A better question will get you may more answers.
Old 12-18-2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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I also am curious about television capture under linux. I guess I am also asking something vauge.
Ok. What I want to do is record something from the output of my vcr onto mysomcuter. I would need to chisel the file down to the size of just the eposode I am recording. Then, I should like to record dvd of several maybe 3 episodes.

1. What is the best, most generic card to use under mandriva 2205 0r 2006?
2. What program is most likely to be easy to learn to use?
3. Does it record to mpeg2 format, or is conversion necessary?

Old 12-19-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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There are a ton of options out there.
You can look Here for some info on v4l which is the standard linux kernel module. I think this site is really old though so you should probably gogle V4l or Video for Linux for better info.
The IVTV Project supports a line of cards that has mpeg encoders on the chip.
See if those sites get you started.
Old 12-20-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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Do a google search for MythTv and look at their site.
Old 12-21-2005, 10:53 PM   #6
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Check out the BTTV Howto here:

I have two BTTV based capture cards and they work great! I use
mencoder (from mplayer) to record video all on Slackware.



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