[olug] Video Capture Project Update

Joseph Gulizia joseph.gulizia at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 16:07:16 UTC 2012

Trudged through MPlayer documentation.......still can't get audio or save
output....help sought.


On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 7:16 AM, Joseph Gulizia <joseph.gulizia at gmail.com>wrote:

> An update to video capture project...
> Thanks to Jon Larsen and others at the last OLUG meeting I looked at
> Zoneminder which led me Blue-Cherry.  Blue-Cherry sells video capture cards
> among other things.  Talking with them they said to use MPlayer.
> They gave me the following code:
> mplayer tv:// -tv
> driver=v4l2:norm=NTSC:input=0:amode=1:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0
> So now I have decent looking video from either a camcorder (Canon ZR-960
> Mini-DV) or a DVD player (older Coby) running through the card.  I also
> tried the code and camcorder using a Dazzle device and got video.
> Next steps:
> 1)  Being able to save the videos and then find them
> 2)  Getting audio to work.
> 3)  Building a simple GUI that allows the users to:
>      choose video format (PAL, NTSC) and passes parameters that we have
> pre-set  (python if I had my choice)
> Trudging through the MPlayer docs........somewhat frustrating....lot to
> read.
> Using Mencoder I get errors when I put in "-o FileName" at end of string
> below.
> mencoder tv:// -tv
> driver=v4l2:norm=NTSC:input=0:amode=1:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0-o TestVideo
> Also I know a destination path goes somewhere --
> /home/scola/Desktop/(fileName.extention)
> Joe

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