oops, now: bsd question: how to record a tv stream?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Mar 11 21:20:01 UTC 2012

On Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:28:19 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> here us a FBSD qauestion.... how can i capture any tv stream---or
> radio stream for later replay?

I've been using a BrookTree ("Haupauge WinTV") PCI card for
capturing from TV which worked very good using the standard
programs mplayer and mencoder.

For capturing TV programs, there may be some service like
the Online TV Recoder which I occassionally use. Maybe this
works also for radio programs?

Additionally, there may be an option to download some kind
of media streams. There are tools for that available.

> or is that illegal, too?

Yes, it is. It's also illegal to listen to MP3 in the US. :-)

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