[Scottish] TV Card/Video Capture/Encoding

Gav scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sat May 3 19:39:01 2003

On Friday 02 May 2003 23:40, 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.
> Can anyone recommend any good sites for guides under linux?
> Also any software recommendations for watching avi, and encoding from avi
> to mpg, for vcd and svcd purposes.
> Any help much appreciated. Sorry for the vagueness, I dont know an awful
> lot about them.

Mplayer http://www.mplayerhq.hu is great for watching stuff and can do 
encoding as well.