[mythtv-users] Need help installing video capture card with no tuner.
myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Jul 6 03:08:44 UTC 2008
On Jul 5, 2008, at 7:23 PM, Alen Edwards wrote:
> Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> Even this way, typing cat /dev/video > video.mpg is way easier than
>> what you're trying to accomplish. :)
> Does that capture the video and sound?
Depends on your driver. Mine does. I have no idea how your video card/
>> Or you could set it up the way it was meant to be set up. With a
>> listing grabber for Dish network and an IR blaster to change the
>> channel on the STB. :)
>> Sometimes the answer is to do it right instead of trying to trick it.
> I am beginning to think you are correct. I am really surprised. Even
> an old VCR can capture a video input. I would think that would be a
> basic item. I guess I am wrong.
You aren't using an old VCR. I would guess a VERY high percentage of
people on this list have no use for plugging in a video source,
hitting record and watching the video back later. If they do, they use
something much simpler. cat /dev/video. :)
> One problem is I don't even know if this card will work and hate to
> a blaster and then decide it isn't going to work. I just thought
> I had the card I would try it out and see how well it works.
Say it with me.. cat /dev/video to see if your capture card will work.
> I guess I can do the cat approach to test the quality of the signal
> go from there if none of these other ideas I am getting work out.
Now you've got it!!
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