[mythtv-users] VCR video to MythTV (USB,
1394 or S-Video capture solutions)
markknecht at gmail.com
Wed May 25 22:51:19 UTC 2005
This is indeed probably the simplest solution I've heard of yet. I
had to leave my parents place and travel home. We did not manage to
get any of the S-video/composite video solutions working before I
left. This is one my dad can probably handle on his own.
The only downside I can think of is it requires the power on the
VCR to be in the off position or the turner used will be the VCR's and
not the PVR-150's. If someone copies a tape and then forgets to turn
the power off programs will be missed. I think that's a very managable
Thanks for the simple idea.
On 5/24/05, karmabreath-myth at yahoo.com <karmabreath-myth at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Wouldn't the simple solution be:
> 1) Run the cable/satellite connection into the VCR's TV-INPUT.
> 2) Split the VCR's output: 1 - To TV, 2 - To Mythtv box.
> Then, the input will come from the cable/satellite (if you have
> cable, and you are using the capture card tuner, as long as the VCR
> off and passing the signal though. When it is desired to capture the
> output of a tape, you set the mythbox to manually record channel 3
> the duration of the tape.
> This works for me, with a cable tv setup and a VCR.
> Hope I've understood the problem/explained this correctly (been a
> long day).
> > On 5/24/05, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> > > Mark Knecht wrote:
> > >
> > > >Hi,
> > > > 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
> > > >MythTV.
> > > >
> > > > 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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