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

Wieslaw Kierbedz sprawki at wp.pl
Mon Aug 11 00:28:36 CEST 2003

Użytkownik Janusz S. Bień napisał:
  > Please note I have no problem with sound when just watching TV with
> mplayer, zapping or xawtv.
>>or your mixer settings are too low or muted. 
> I hear the sound while recoding. Is it the expected behaviour of mencoder?
> The volume of the sound I hear while recording is sensitive to the
> volume and line settings in xaumixer. However, the settings have no
> effect on recording.
> The strange thing is that the results of my experiments are not fully
> consistent. Unfortunately, my experiments are rather chaotic as I
> switch between xawtv, zapping and mplayer/mecoder. Perhaps the
> settings in one program are inherited by others? There was a session
> when I was able to record correctly on-air TV both with zapping and
> mencoder. On next session I tried to record video tapes and the sound
> was recorded but distorted when played back (unfortunately I have
> erased the files). Now I don't have sound all the time when recording
> with mencoder, zapping or xawtv. In the meantime I made no concious
> changes to the configuration but perhaps (sorry, I don't remember) I
> updated my unstable Debian.
> I use an on-board sound card and my mainboard is ECS K7S5A. The
> capture card is AverTV Studio 203.
> Any new suggestions?
Did you try to record avis with xawtv?
And alsa.
This way you would be sure - is that hw or sw problem.

Wiesław Kierbedź
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