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

Da Rock freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Sun Mar 11 23:51:44 UTC 2012

On 03/12/12 07:19, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.
There is cx88 in the ports which will cover a lot of pci devices, and 
webcamd covers just about all the rest. Then use mplayer or another tool 
to record the stream.

And if you're real tricky you can set it to record at a specific time 
and shut off at another specified time... :) I wrote a script for this; 
a bit hackish, but it gets the job done. I have to clean it up someday 
when I have the spare time.

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