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OSNews: One User's Experience with Linux In Regards to Windows

Jul 24, 2004, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristofer Jarl)

"I don't own a TV, much less a VCR. What to do? I'd really like to see this show. I went to the store and purchased a (reeaally) cheap Hauppauge WinTV board, and figured that I'd just plug it in and record the whole thing. I knew of tvtime and xawtv, and that xawtv could capture video, although I had never used it. Enter current time, and enter problems. I have no Internet connection, so I cannot download any packages to install the applications or libraries needed. Also, in my current move-chaos, I have left all my CDs and DVDs with packages and distributions in my other apartment, in another town. I found a Knoppix CD, which detected my board, and I was able to watch xawtv, but only in black and white, and it did not record. After ploughing through all my bags and boxes full of my belongings, the only thing I found that was of any help was my Windows 2000 Professional installation CD. After scratching my head to the bone I decided to give it a try. I mean, I work with Windows XP everyday at work, and I know that installation can be as simple as click-click-double-click. After all, I do have the installation CD that came with the WinTV card. Insert CD and fire up...!

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