Re: Recording TV with Debian
On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 00:48:10 +0200, email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> I have been using GNU/Linux for about ten years and I have always been
> very happy with it.
> Today however I wanted to record some old video recordings from my Sony
> M8 video recorder, and I got my hands on a Pinnacle video card.
> Now installing tvtime and watching the tapes is very easy and it works
> perfectly, but recording from the device.. damn..
> First I tried mythtv, and I am sorry, but that is one bloated piece of
> shit. I am not setting up my own freaking TV station.
> All the other packages I tried, either didn't work, or crashed or
> something else.
[ This is copied and pasted from a reply I made to a similar thread
about a month ago ]
If it's any help, I create DVDs from recordings made using Kaffeine with
a DVB-T card. These are .m2t files. I run them through ProjectX to
demultiplex into separate video and audio files and then use mplex with
the -f 8 option re-multiplex and create a DVD compliant mpeg. (In
reality I use a bash script to do both these steps automatically and the
whole de/remux process is probably only necessary because of the DVB-T
source and its apparently inherent audio/video sync problems). If
editing is needed then Avidemux seems pretty good, saving the edited
file with the mpeg-ps option.
I use devede to create the fully DVD compliant .iso and save lots of
time by selecting the advanced option "This file is already a
DVD/xCD-suitable MPEG-PS file". The resultant DVDs play on normal
domestic standalone players.
Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
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