[mythtv-users] Capture and Record via USB

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Sep 12 02:48:40 UTC 2012

On 9/11/2012 22:33, moogie wrote:
> On 9/11/2012 03:37, moogie wrote:
> Video and audio needs to be captured from:
> VCR tapes
> DVDs
> Medical equipment, instruments
> Channel Master D2A
> Apple Micro-DVI to Svideo adapter
> This material that will be connected to the (USB's) Svideo and RCA audio.
> _______________________________________________
> MythTV is not suited to these duties.
> _______________________________________________
> Not even with the Channel Master D2A ?
> http://www.channelmaster.com/CM_7000_Digital_Converter_Box_Channel_Master_CM_7000_s/121.htm
> http://www.amazon.com/Channel-Master-Digital-Converter-S-Video/dp/B002KJDJYS/
> It is a setop box that takes an ATSC input and provides a Svideo output.
> Please see pages 6 and 7 in the manual.
> http://www.channelmaster.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/cm-7000_manual_9july10-web.pdf

Well you _could_ do that, but that would just be stupid. If you want to 
record digital TV, get a digital TV tuner (which the HVR-1950 is). 
However, my point was that MythTV is not designed to record arbitrary 
video. It is designed to record scheduled television with guide data. 
You can use it to manually record off all those other devices, but you 
would be much better off with a simpler utility. The HVR-1950 will 
create a device node, /dev/video0, on your system. You can simply 
concatenate that to a file to produce an MPEG2 video.

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