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Never Asked Questions

What is TVrecord?
TVrecord is a bash script acting as a very simple frontend to the encoder part of MPlayer (MEncoder). It simply records from your TV tuner card and encodes the results into mpeg4.

Why is TVrecord?
I wanted a to be able to record shows from TV from my TV tuner card and the only programs that I could find that did that is mythTV and freevo. Both of these are full-scale PVR programs that are far too big and complicated to be of any use for me.

Does it Just Work?
It might, but it probably won't. I've built it for me specifically so most likely you will have to make some changes in the script to configure it. It should be a good starting point, though.

How about the quality of the recordings?
The quality is not very good, but it is watchable. The reason for this is that my computer is too slow to be able to encode in higher quality in real-time. It's easily edited in the script, though.

What else do I need?
You need the following:

  • MEncoder (encoder part of MPlayer)
  • atd (The 'at' deamon)
  • bash



This piece of software is distributed under the MIT License.

/Olof Holmgren [olof@fulhack.org]

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