[Chugalug] Recording from TV tuner card under Linux

Robert A. Kelly III bluethegrappler at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 19:06:51 UTC 2013

On 03/22/2013 08:26 AM, Ed King wrote:
> My home surveillance (well, part of it) is a PVR-150 on Kubuntu and a
> CCT camera from Hazard Fraught.  Never could get zoneminder to work
> worth a damn so I rolled my own.

Tell me a little more about how that works. I read that there should be 
several useful device nodes like /dev/video<n> and /dev/dvb/<x>, but I 
have only /dev/video0 for my webcam. I see the saa7164 module loaded, so 
I think the kernel is recognizing my tuner card. It has a composite 
video input which I want to use for this particular project. For 
something this simple I wondered if I could just use webcam software 
like cheese, but since I don't see a video device for the tuner card I'm 
not sure how I would set this up. I also played with setting up mythtv, 
which seems like a more full-featured solution, but the setup is fairly 
complex and it doesn't seem to detect my tuner card. Any suggestions?

> --- On Thu, 3/21/13, Robert A. Kelly III <bluethegrappler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Robert A. Kelly III <bluethegrappler at gmail.com>
>> I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 tuner card I've not used
>> yet and I'm
>> wanting to digitize some old VHS-C tapes I have, but it
>> seems not to
>> be quite as simple as I thought it might be. Has anyone here
>> done
>> something like this before? What setup and software did you
>> use, or
>> what would you recommend?
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