[Scottish] TV Card/Video Capture/Encoding

Robert Lazzurs scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sat May 3 13:54:01 2003

On Sat, 2003-05-03 at 00:40, Phil Deane wrote:
> Hi Folks
> I inherited a TV card from a friend. It is a bt878 chipset, which is supported 
> under linux. I used xawtv to hook it up to my video camera, and i can see the 
> picture (although in Black & White). It captures to AVI file.

I would suggest that it is trying to capture to NTSC if it is black and
white, this is the most lightly case.

> Can anyone recommend any good sites for guides under linux?

http://www.tldp.org always has good stuff. The v4l homepage is helpful
as well.  http://www.exploits.org/v4l/

Take care - RL

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