[mythtv-users] Capturing legacy VHS tapes
jerome.lacoste at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 05:05:23 EDT 2005
On 10/24/05, Manuel Lemos <mlemos at acm.org> wrote:
> on 10/19/2005 06:54 PM Nick Rout said the following:
> >> Well the problem is that I have not found a capture program for Linux
> >> that works with this capture card. A simpler capture program would do if
> >> it worked. MythTV is recommended by the vendor of WIS chip which is what
> >> the card uses and it works. Any other video capture tools that work
> >> (besides command line tools with no preview) would be welcome.
> >> I just wanted to make my legacy video captures less burocratic and not
> >> have to create a schedule to extract each chapter in small files that I
> >> could delete once they are moved to DVD. If MythTV cannot work like this
> >> now, I suppose it may not be so hard to improve it. That is why I
> >> wondered if a feature request could be submitted and it would be
> >> implemented soon or later.
> > Manuel, I have a hardware mpeg encoding card (Hauppauge) and you can
> > simply do:
> > cat /dev/video0 > file.mpeg
If you're not comfortable with that, what about a simple GUI wrapper
program? You need a text field to select the file name and a record
button. When you press the button, it invokes cat. Would that be
The simplest I can think of is using zenity...
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