I am using Vlc 2.0.1 to watch tv (DVB-T) through my pci tv tuner
Is it possible to record a tv programm as .avi or .mp4 file ? Can i record it with vlc or another app ?
I am ubuntu 12.04 user
Thanks in advance!
The easiest way to record immediately is by pressing the record button:
To enable it click
Records become stored as .ts files which you can watch with VLC. You find them in ~/Downloads, which you can change.
To cut .ts files I recommend DVBcut : DVBcut is a Qt application that allows you to select certain parts of an MPEG transport stream (as received via Digital Video Broadcasting, DVB) and save these parts into a single MPEG output file. It follows a 'keyhole surgery' approach where the input video and audio data is mostly kept unchanged, and only very few frames at the beginning and/or end of the selected range are re-encoded in order to obtain a valid MPEG file.
To record an mpeg-stream use this command in a terminal:
Take the parameters from your channels.conf, whereat
I tested to replace .mpg with .avi and .mp4 without success: One then has a shift of sound and the other doesn't record sound. But using .mpg seems to be an acceptable alternative to .ts.
You can schedule records as .mpeg-streams as described in this post.
This may be a bit of an overkill, but MythTV is an absolutely incredibly awesome thing:
There's a separate distribution of Ubuntu called Mythbuntu installing which would make sense if you're building a dedicated media center, but you can also install MythTV in "normal" Ubuntu
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