l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Oct 15 15:39

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] ripping video: wierd interleaving effect on fast motion
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] ripping video: wierd interleaving effect on fast motion

David Margolis wrote:

I'm jumping into this conversation late, but here are my  2 cents.

1. I have a KWorld el-generico TV tuner that works just fine with
bttv and xawtv.  I believe it is the same chipset that comes in the
Haupaggue (spelling?) cards. I love xawtv.  It is one of the _killer apps_
for sure.  I configured all the settings in .xawtv and got exactly the
TV in a window while I'm reading my e-mail I was looking for.

2. I've tried serveral combinations of recording with xawtv and mencoder
and ending up with nothing even remotely inspiring.  I always hoped I
could write scripts called by cron to do some serious command line
PVRing, but haven't gotten close yet.  It's got to be possible, right?
That's what TIVO is all about: Linux with a TV Card, a nice case, some
specialized software, and a remote control.
You might want to check out MythTV (http://mythtv.org). I haven't used it, because my TV card can only capture under Windows, but it looks like a very slick project. If nothing else, you might get some tips from looking around.

Also, I've found the mplayer-users list (archived on mplayerhq.hu) to be a useful source of video capture/encoding tips.


3. Here is the part I don't get!  These cards are supposed to do HARDWARE
MPEG 1 and 2 encoding.  Savign to AVI and then re-encoding into some MPEG
format seems like ripping MP3s into WAV and then back out to OGG.  I admit
I don't get how any of this works, but shouldn't it be more straigtforward
to just _catch_ the already encoded MPEG data and put it somewhere???

Dave M.

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 p@dirac.org wrote:

hi all,

ok, i ripped a southpark video with:

  System: AMD Athlon 1.3GHz
          2.4.22 w/ low latency
          Radeon QD
          very unloaded machine

  name:         southpark1.avi
  ripper:       xawtv -noxv
  audio format: 8bit mono
  sample rate:  44100
  video format: 24bit TrueColor (LE: bgr)
  fps:          30
  video size:   384x288

the next step is to compress/encode it.

however, i first tried to watch the avi with mplayer.  the quality was
bad.  whenever there was fast motion, it looked like the areas with fast
motion had white horizontal lines interleaved with the normal video.

mplayer gave output which looks like it's related to this problem:

  badly interleaved AVI file.  switching to -ni mode.

i'm not sure what to do.  i don't think it's a matter of my system not
being powerful enough.  i did tests at low fps of a few seconds of
video, and got the same "interleaved" effect.  it was actually worse at
lower fps.

and there really aren't that many options with xawtv.  i've played with
fps, sample rate, and video format.  nothing seems to help.

in xawtv, there are options to save as "single file raw video" and
"apple quicktime" format.  i take it these are container formats that
sam was talking about.

any suggestions?


GPG Instructions: http://www.dirac.org/linux/gpg
GPG Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E 70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
vox-tech mailing list

vox-tech mailing list

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.