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Re: Recording TV with Debian

On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 00:48:10 +0200, coolzone@it.dk (coolzone@it.dk) 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.
Registered user #445000 with the Linux Counter - http://counter.li.org/

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