"Setting up a Linux VCR turned out to be a bit easier than I
thought it would, but it did take a little time and research. I
decided to publish my results so others would benefit from the
research I've done. There are probably many other ways to do this
under Linux, I just happened to get these tools to work well for
A TV Tuner card supported by video4linux. I have a Hauppauge
avifile-0.53.5/ the Win32 codec video player for linux.
The VCR 1.04 Frame grabbing program.
A kernel configured to use your TV Tuner Card (bttv in my
The xawtv package that comes with most linux distributions.