[mythtv-users] Does mplayer work on frame grabbers?
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 17 18:49:14 UTC 2005
Justin Gombos wrote:
>For those who have an ordinary frame grabber, with no hardware codec,
>what raw format is typically returned from the capture card? AVI?
>In my case, I have an AverMedia DVD EZMaker (based off the Philips
>saa7130 chip). Should I be able to pipe the signal from this card
>into mplayer (using 'mplayer /dev/video0'), considering the following
> mplayer is a movie player for Linux (runs on many other platforms
> and CPU architectures, see the documentation). It plays most
> MPEG/VOB, AVI, ASF/WMA/WMV, RM, QT/MOV/MP4, OGG/OGM, MKV, VIVO, FLI,
> NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM and RoQ files, supported by many native
> and binary codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX
> 3/4/5 and even WMV movies, too.
MPlayer supports ordinary tuner cards. Just run "mplayer tv://[channel]
[options]". See the manpage for available options. Or, you could use
xawtv or another similar V4L program.
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