[MPlayer-users] mplayer & tv capture

Mark Misulich munguanaweza at embarqmail.com
Tue May 20 17:34:59 CEST 2008

Mark Misulich wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been trying various scripts to see if I can get mplayer to 
> display input to a tv capture card in my computer without success.  The 
> tv capture card is a ATI tv wonder pro.  I use a video player to play 
> old videos to my computer through the tv card in WinXP, and then use 
> Nero to convert it to Mpeg to write to DVD.  I would like to learn how 
> to get this running in Linux, but the best I have been able to achieve 
> is snow on all the channels except the one on which the video is 
> playing.  On that channel, I have  a black screen with some lines, but 
> no picture. 
> I have tried several scripts, here is  the one most recently used with 
> the results described above:
> mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:input=0:norm=ntsc:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0:\
> freq=61.25:adevice=/dev/dsp1:forceaudio:audiorate=32000
> Thanks,
> Mark
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rereading this post I find I left off the most salient feature, which is 
my request.  Would someone be able to advise me how to modify this 
script to work for the purposes that I have outlined?


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