I recently took on the project of using a linux machine I have*
around the office (Debian) as a digital video recorder. Basically I
got tired of people logging off the windows machine I was using, or
the tasks not running correctly, or whatever.
I've got my v4l interface running, I can watch TV, and now what I need
is capture software. Everything I've tried seems to have a fatal error
1. xawtv doesn't run (it kills my system)
2. avicap doesn't run (same thing)
3. dvr won't compile (seems to have a problem with libavifile 0.7.29)
4. vcr won't compile (also seems to be a problem with libavifile)
5. freevo works real nice, but it gets no signal
6. fame captures ok, but the audio is desynched from the video.
I dunno... I'm pretty much stuck in the software department I guess.
Any additional programs I can try? What I need is a console-based
program, that'll simply take my video and audio, compress it into an
AVI or MPG file (DivX would be nice, but I can always recompress
later), without the audio lagging 15 seconds behind the video. I don't
need to monitor the captured video, just need it to end up on my hard
disk. Oh, and the program needs to be cron-compatible (at the least it
needs to respond well to a kill signal).