[PlanetCCRMA] Capture Analog Video

Ingo Lantschner (Lists) ingo.lists@vum.at
Fri Oct 29 10:16:02 2004

first of all thanks to Claudius, you helped me lot to find into the 
right direction.

ClaudiusMaximus wrote:

> I use the following command (all on one line) to capture from my 
> /dev/video0 's composite input:
> $ mencoder -tv 
> driver=v4l:input=1:width=384:height=288:fps=25:adevice=/dev/dsp:audiorate=44100:forceaudio:forcechan=2 
> -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:preset=192 -ovc
> xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=1600 tv:// ouputfile.avi
> However, no matter what I put for "outputfile.avi", mencoder always 
> writes to a file called "test.avi" - I don't know why, and I don't 
> know how to change it.  Any ideas?

sorry, did not come along to hat problem, because ...
... using this commandline:
$ mencoder -tv 
-oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:preset=192 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts 
bitrate=1600 tv:// ouputfile.avi
I get this output and the command exits to the promp:
ioctl set picture failed: Invalid argument
Segmentation fault
Seems as if one of the many arguments above is not correct. I have a 
Pinacle/Miro DC30plus (aka DC30+), so may be one of the above options is 
not ok for it. I will go trough them step by step, but maybe someone 
here knows already what to change. (The first thing I already found 
myself: input must be set to 0 for composite on the DC30plus)

TIA, Ingo