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Re: [vox-tech] wincast tv: video4linux and copying movies
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Re: [vox-tech] wincast tv: video4linux and copying movies

On Monday 13 October 2003 09:06 pm, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> I think the driver needs to support saving videos.
> Assuming it does, run xawtv with -noxv option, 'cuz it can't save videos
> when the video is coming through the xvideo extension.  Then select
> "Record Movie" from the menu, then change "movie driver: multiple image
> files" to one of the valid movie formats.  Supply the "movie/images
> filename", then click "start/stop recording."  That works for me but I
> don't use hauppauge so...
> Good luck!
> -Mark
> On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 p@dirac.org wrote:
> > hi all,
> >
> > i owned a microsoft OS for a few weeks before switching to linux.  in
> > those few weeks, i bought a hauppauge wincast TV card.  it worked
> > marginarlly well, but the driver had "issues".
> >
> > anyway, i installed linux soon after and completely forgot about the
> > card, giving up on it ever being supported by linux.  that was back in
> > the redhat 5.1 days, and supported hardware was ... sparse.
> >
> > anyway, i recently came across the card and did some research.  it's now
> > supported by linux!  hooray!  after...
> >
> > reading ~linux/Documentation/video4linux/bttv
> > recompiling the kernel
> > figuring out how to connect the card to my soundcard
> > playing with sound settings
> > hooking the card up to my VCR
> >
> > i got the card to work.  it took a bit long to get working under linux,
> > but it's much less flakey.  the windows driver crashed very often,
> > making the card painful to use (one of the reasons why i forgot about
> > the card).
> >
> > anyway, i want to put some of my old VCR tapes onto hard drive and
> > perhaps eventually burn them to DVD.
> >
> >
> > has anybody ever done this?  i can use xawtv to watch my tapes, but for
> > some reason, it doesn't want to record.  it refuses to record the movie
> > to disk (although i can get screenshots).
> >
> > i'm about to go to freshmeat, but if anybody does this kind of thing,
> > i'd like to hear what you use and about your experiences with this kind
> > of software.  i'm a TOTAL newbie with video on linux, but i'd like to
> > get acquainted with it.
> >
> > thanks!
> > pete

On this topic, does anyone have any experience with the wintv PVR card?  I was 
considering getting that one to play around with a bit...


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