[MPlayer-users] Mplayer and /dev/video

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu Apr 28 03:00:47 CEST 2005

On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 04:40:34PM -0500, Kichigai Mentat wrote:
> On Apr 27, 2005, at 10.06, _null_ _null_ wrote:
> >Hi,
> >I use Hauppauge WinTv PVR-350. It outputs MPEG-2 encoded video stream.  
> >The only way to watch it from Linux is `cat /dev/video0 > file.mpg` or  
> >`mplayer /dev/video0`. Mplayer is just great and it works!
> >I modified Mplayer to show the movie and then save it to file. But  
> >when I press 'pause', Mplayer buffers stream and when I continue  
> >playing Mplayer shows (and writes to file) buffered content. I need  
> >Mplayer doesn't buffer the stream and just skip buffering all the  
> >stream while paused.
> >
> >Please, help to solve or at least show me the way to do that!
> >Thanks!
> >
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> >
> So what you want to do is basically have an A/V mute button? You want  
> to "pause" and not play the stuff that happened while it paused?
> And second of all, I don't think that "The only way to watch it from  
> Linux is `cat /dev/video0 > file.mpg` or `mplayer /dev/video0`." I had  
> a an ATI All-In-Wonder TV capture card very similar to the Hauppauge  
> cards, built off of the same chips even, I think. and the mplayer -tv  
> options worked just fine for me. This is the line I used:

Your card is totally different. null's card is an mpeg2-encoder.


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