[mythtv-users] VCR video to MythTV (USB, 1394 or S-Video capture
jonr at destar.net
Tue May 24 21:22:33 UTC 2005
Mark Knecht wrote:
> I've been at my parents house for a few days getting a MythTV
> installation setup. It's all wokring and my folks are pretty happy.
> However no good ded goes unpunished. My dad is now asking for a way to
> capture his videos and be able to watch them in MythTV. As I've only
> got one more day here before I travel home I'm looking for some ideas.
> 1) The mythbackend machine has a PVR-150 so it has a (yet untested)
> S-video input. Does this input work on the PVR-150/250/250?
> 2) The machine also has 1394 and USB inputs. I understand people are
> capturing HD over 1394 for that should work if there's a good capture
> device that can go outside the PC.
> 3) My folks have 3 VCR's but none have S-video outputs.
> Would I be better off to suggest he buys a new VCR with an S-Video
> output and then record that via the input on the PVR? Or is there some
> USB or 1394 solution that is known to work well under Linux and
> Hi goal is to get the video onto the same /TVstorage partition
> we're using for Myth recordings and also eventually be able to author
> a DVD for the family with some of this stuff. He interviewed a number
> of my relatives 20-30 years ago and wants to save these conversations
> as part of a family tree project.
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If your asking how to record from VCR to Myth this is how I do it, you
just need to setup a custom record. There was the question of
macrovision but I have yet to have a problem with it:
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'
capture card. Then turn on the vcr change the channel to 3 or 4 on Myth
should see your vcr tape playing inside of "Watch LiveTV". Record that. :)
You might need to hit the 'TV/VCR' button on the vcr.
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