[MEncoder-users] problems with recording tv

FreakET | softjobs.de.vu FreakET at mysc.de
Sun Apr 10 15:41:21 CEST 2005

hi, i've a problem recording tv with the mencoder. the v4l2 works 
correct with the wintv card and i can wath tv but i dont get the 
recording to work. i tried some opts (from the man and doc and different 
other sites) ....

i dont have a soundcard in the pc but it shoudn't be the problem ?!

here ist what i tested an the response:

MPlayer-1.0pre6a # mencoder -tv driver=v4l2:width=768:height=576 -ovc 
lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=900 -vf crop=720:544:24:16,pp=lb -o 
output.avi tv://
MEncoder 1.0pre6-3.3.1 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Duron MG Morgan (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: Type: 6 MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

File not found: 'frameno.avi'
Failed to open frameno.avi
success: format: 9  data: 0x0 - 0x0
TV detected! ;-)
Selected driver: v4l2
name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
author: Martin Olschewski <olschewski at zpr.uni-koeln.de>
comment: first try, more to come ;-)
v4l2: ioctl query capabilities failed: Invalid argument
v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped.
============ Sorry, this file format is not recognized/supported 
=== If this file is an AVI, ASF or MPEG stream, please contact the 
author! ===
Cannot open demuxer.


if anyone has ideas or solutions i'll be really pleased

best regards

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