Help with TV capture (mplayer/brooktree/audigy)

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Fri Apr 22 01:55:57 PDT 2005

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 13:34:04 -0300
Mario Sergio Fujikawa Ferreira <lioux at> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 10:25:29AM +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 23:18:47 -0300

> > 	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).
> 	Unfortunaly, the satellite decoder only has S-Video/RCA
> output so I picked the S-Video one.  Furthermore, my BrookTree card
> only has RCA input. Therefore, I am using a S-Video to RCA "converter".

	Ah - why not use the RCA output of the decoder directly ? It might
produce better sync signals.

> > > 	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.
> 	Any ideas on how to fix that? I have no problems with a lot
> of test x trials :)

	Well I was hoping you could use an input that didn't require sync
separation. Other than that the tweaks Jacob Meuser suggested are well
worth trying.

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