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GNU/Linux VCR HOWTO: A Quick Guide to Using Your Linux Machine as a VCR

Mar 06, 2001, 12:45 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Twivel)

[ Thanks to Twivel for this link. ]

"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 me."


  • A TV Tuner card supported by video4linux. I have a Hauppauge WinTV card.
  • 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 case)
  • The xawtv package that comes with most linux distributions. "

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