[MPlayer-users] Re: mplayer audio from TV line???

Bill Eldridge bill at rfa.org
Thu Aug 28 09:03:09 CEST 2003

Jonathan Rogers wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Bill Eldridge wrote:
>> I guess I didn't add that I basically want to be able to watch TV 
>> real-time and save the programs.
>> Yes, I already can grab stuff with ffmpeg and vlc, no one seems to 
>> have the dual dsp issue thought out.
> As long as you there are enough CPU cycles, you can record an AVI 
> using mencoder and play it back simultaneously with mplayer. The down 
> side is that you're both encoding and decoding simultaneously, which 
> is inefficient. However, decoding CPU load is much less than encoding 
> and most modern systems can handle it fine. My Duron 800 machine can 
> do it.

Okay, so you're saying that mplayer lacks a method
to directly play TV with audio.

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