[mythtv-users] capturing VCR input
togo at of.net
Sat Mar 26 14:30:51 UTC 2005
> > > >Is it possible to setup the VCR as a separate input source, and record
> > from
> > > >there? IOW perform a manual record off mythtv, and simply pressing play
> > on
> > > >the VCR?
> > > >
> > > >Ricardo
> > >
> > > Ricardo,
> > >
> > > Set your VCR up so that you can hit "Play" on the VCR and watch it
> > > through "Live TV" in myth. Then all you have to do is set up a "Manual
> > > Record" and hit "Play" on the VCR. All you really have to know is the
> > > running time of the tape being recorded. I have done this for quite a
> > > few old VHS tapes.
> > How do you do that? I want to do that too!
> Ok, take the line carrying your cable/satellite hook-up and do it like so:
> Take the line from your provider and connect that to the 'input' of your
> cable/satellite box. From the 'output' of your cable/satellite box go to the
> input of your vcr. From the 'output' of your vcr connect to the 'input' of your
> capture card. Then turn on the vcr change the channel to 3 or 4 on Myth and you
> should see your vcr tape playing inside of "Watch LiveTV". Record that. :)
> You might need to hit the 'TV/VCR' button on the vcr.
Thank you Jon!
Just what I needed.
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