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From: Mark Shields <laebshade@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] How to dub VHS to DVD with Gentoo?
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 19:19:44
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] How to dub VHS to DVD with Gentoo? by
1 On 4/22/06, mattr@×××××.com <mattr@×××××.com> wrote:
2 >
3 > Does anyone know of any hardware and software that can be used to transfer
4 > VHS
5 > tapes to DVDs using Gentoo Linux on x86 hardware?
6 > --
7 > gentoo-user@g.o mailing list
8 >
9 >
10 Your best bet is to get a video capture card. I'd recommend Hauppauge
11 cards. Pricewatch has a nice card listed for $40. Portage has a driver
12 called ivtv,, for Hauppauge and other video
13 capture cards.
15 You just hook up a normal VCR to the card, record the input, and use
16 software to transcode the video to mpeg-2 format. With dvdauthor and a few
17 other tools (as listed on the dvdauthor website,, you can
18 burn it to a DVD.
20 Hope this helps,
21 Mark Shields


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Re: [gentoo-user] How to dub VHS to DVD with Gentoo? Nick Rout <nick@×××××××.nz>