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

Janusz S. Bień jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl
Tue Aug 12 06:11:11 CEST 2003

Thanks to all who provided new suggestions. I am today rather busy,
but I will try them in the afternoon.

On 12 Aug 2003  Andre Bruce <abruce at ig.com.br> wrote:

> I have the same problem with sound
> Sound allways get distorced, and changes on the mixer doesn't seem to
> afftect recording. 

Please note that after an initial success I am now unable to record sound
at all.

> When watching, sound is perfetct. When playing what has been recorded,
> sound is terrible.
> My capture card is an avermedia too. I am not sure, but i think it is a
> tvphone 98.

Please provide more information about your setup.

> Maybe something with avermeddia?

I hope not :-).



> On Sun, 2003-08-10 at 17:32, Janusz S. Bień wrote:


> > 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.

dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl, jsbien at uw.edu.pl

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