Help with TV capture (mplayer/brooktree/audigy)

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Thu Apr 21 02:25:51 PDT 2005

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 23:18:47 -0300
Mario Sergio Fujikawa Ferreira <lioux at> wrote:

> 	So I turned to mplayer :) Here goes my setup. I have satellite
> cable which means I cannot use the BrookTree's tunner since the tv
> input is encoded. I connected the satellite decoder to the video
> input connector.

	You might get better results connecting the SCART on the decoder to the
S-Video input on the BrookTree card - I'm doing that with a DTV box at the moment.
You need the right kind of SCART->S-Video converter (one with a switch is best IME).

> 	2) Every few seconds the video stream seems to choke; thus,
> giving me an effect similar to the famous interlaced "blinders
> effect" so I added a deinterlacer filter

	Sync detection problems perhaps.

> 	Furthermore, I am not sure how can I get audio input. I can
> listen to dvds, mp3s, ogms just fine though.
> 	I connected the audio output to the mic connector of the
> audigy sound card. Nonetheless, I am not sure how can I hear this
> audio. Yeah, I am a bit clueless. :) I am using the latest audigy
> driver found at

	It might overload the mic input. Does mixer =rec mic help ? Post the output
of mixer if not.

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