[MPlayer-users] Re: recording from video tapes (a novice question)

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Aug 8 21:47:28 CEST 2003

On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 09:29:21PM +0200, Leonardo Boselli wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Il 8 Aug 2003 alle 20:44, Janusz S. Bie immise in rete:
> > When watching I see no difference in quality between TV and video tape
> > playback (at present the analog VCR is connected to the antenna
> > socket) I can also record the TV broadcast with good quality.
> > However, when I record the video tape playback, the quality is
> > unacceptable (there is no sound or it is distorted, video itself is
> > also distorted). Does anybody else also have this problem? Is there a
> > known solution?
> Are you using the SAME cables between the capture board and the 
> TV/VCR ? If not, it could be an impedence mismatch.
> "Video distorced"... is it distorced in the term of missing sync or in the 
> term of color curve alteration ?
> In any case it looks as an HW problem, not OS related !

It's possible that he's just using really low bitrate...


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