[TriLUG] Video capture and burn (to DVD)
thehead at patshead.com
Sat Oct 29 15:58:48 EDT 2005
Roy Vestal wrote:
> I want to be able to capture either the S-Video or RCA out of my
> camcorder and burn to DVD. I'm not really wanting to get into "Pro"
> stuff, but I want really good quality.
> The fun part is I need this to work on a laptop if possible. I have a
> dual head video card in my desktop, and I really don't want to replace
> it. Is there an S-Video card or something USB that works well under
> Linux. I was looking at the "Dazzle" brand stuff, but I've seen mixed
> reviews and I haven't been able to find any refs to Linux.
> Also, are there any "howtos" on writing video to DVD under linux? I've
> only been using DVD for data storage at this point.
The Hauppauge PVR-150 is a very nice card. I just recently set up a
MythTV box for my girlfriend using one. I think this is the one we ordered:
I believe I had to compile the Beta ivtv drivers to make it work, and it
has been running like a champ for a month or two.
It is a hardware based mpeg2 encoder. It does a much better job than
half dozen different bttv based cards I have used over the years. When
I was setting up the card I was cable to capture test video clips by doing:
cat /dev/video > test.mpg
ivtv came with scripts to set channels and bitrate, and I assume it
works with most video4linux software. Once it was working I didn't use
it for anything but MythTV. This weekend I am planning on copying an
old VHS tape for my father, I can let you know what I use for that when
it is done.
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