[mythtv-users] Off Topic: Creating DVD from VHS

Jeff Artz jeffa.myth at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 14:03:37 UTC 2010

I would think a "cat /dev/video0 >myvideo.mpg" would work, pressing Ctrl-C
to stop it.
And it should not be de-interlaced if your target is a DVD, which is
 On Oct 15, 2010 12:55 PM, "James Oltman" <cnlibmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know I can do this from within Myth, but I'd like to do multiple VHS
> imports simultaneously. Let me explain my situation:
> I have home movies that I'd like to import onto my Ubuntu 10.04 box. I
> a PVR-350 and PVR-250. I was using a VLC script I cobbled together:
> v4l2-ctl --device=/dev/video0 --set-input=1
> vlc pvr:///dev/video0 ---sout-deinterlace-mode=Linear --sout
> This will bring up VLC so I can see how the video is doing and also
> the file to homevid.mpg. It's a couple hours long as I had to leave while
> it was running. I want to cut out the bad parts, and make some chapters by
> cutting out certain parts of the video and making them their own video.
> When I watch the long (10GB) video in VLC, there is no time in the bottom
> right. When I load the video in AVIDEMUX, and press play, it only shows me
> ~6 seconds of video then stops. I've read somewhere that the PVR-x50
> can have issues with time codes? I believe ProjectX was mentioned. I've
> tried to demux into separate audio/video but all I get is an audio mp2
> file. And this is the point where I get lost. If anyone can point to some
> good guides, that would be wonderful. I've Googled up a storm, but maybe
> kung fu isn't as good as others. Any help would be very much appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Jim
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