NODAEMON Re: [MPlayer-users] Re: Which TV card ?

Steven Ellis mail_lists at
Wed Aug 20 01:44:51 CEST 2003

On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 06:43, rcooley wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> Alban Bedel wrote:
> > The nuppel video codec is avaible for encoding: -ovc nuv
> Very cool, I will be sure to try that right away.
> > It use the same codec as nuppelrec and is thus quiet fast. However
> > i never tried nuppelrec so i can't tell if there is a speed
> I have to think that there will be...  If nothing else, than because 
> NVRec is designed for recording from a TV-card, and does a good job of
> things like buffering data (for 1sec by default) before writing to
>   With nuppelrec, I can record 640x480 video and (I assume it uses)
> audio.
> Meanwhile...
> With mencoder, using MJPEG for video is just about as 
> processor-intensive as mpeg4 (maxes out my XP 2000+)...  I assume that
> is due to lack of (or poor) buffering (although any other explanations
> are welcome!).  If I use any lavc video codec (mpeg1, mjpeg, mpeg4, 
> rv10, h263), and PCM audio with mencoder (even mono--even at a
> rate of 24000) after a minute I get constant messages about dropped 
> audio frames...  That's on a 7200RPM HD, btw.

You might want to take a look at ffv1rec that comes with avidemux
( Its based on nuvrec from the nuppel tools and
allows capture in an number off ffmpeg codecs, but uses a nuv wrapper
rather than avi. These files can then be edited down using avidemux and
saved as DVD/SVCD/MP4 etc

Steven Ellis <mail_lists at>

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