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

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Tue Mar 13 02:29:29 UTC 2012

On 12/03/2012 10:16, Da Rock wrote:
> 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.

No one suggesting MythTV? I haven't used a tuner card but I thought
MythTV was the one to use.


Shane Ambler
FreeBSD (at) ShaneWare (dot) Biz


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