How to use dvgrab.
mikechalmers70 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 22 02:20:12 UTC 2006
On 4/21/06, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 18:19 -0400, Mike Chalmers wrote:
> > What is the difference between Kino and dvgrab? Does dvgrab not have a
> > gui?
> dvgrab is strictly a command-line capture utility.
> Kino is a full-fledged video processing GUI application, that can
> capture, edit, transcode and apply effects.
> > How do I install Kino (I didn't see it in the add/remove programs
> > utility)?
> There's an RPM package for FC5 on Livna. Just enable the Livna repo and
> then do a "yum install kino"
> Perhaps there are other repositories as well that carry Kino RPM
> packages for Fedora. Google is your friend.
> > When Kino is installed will I be able to setup capture from
> > my camcorder to the hard drive (making it an .avi) using a gui,
> > because that would make it easier?
> Kino can also capture video from a DV source, just like dvgrab: either
> in raw format, or in several variations of AVI encapsulations. Both
> applications are part of the same project, with dvgrab as a lightweight
> capture-only spin-off.
> If you follow the process "capture everything, then process later" then
> the presence or absence of a GUI during capture does not make any
> difference - since you capture _everything_, the whole tape, from one
> end to the other. Perhaps it sounds counter-intuitive, but it's true.
> Even Kino or other GUI apps are built with this kind of process in mind.
> dvgrab uses fewer resources than any GUI application and that can lead
> to fewer situations where your system drops frames during capture, which
> would require a restart of the process.
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Thank you for the help. I got Kino installed and am trying to learn
how to use it.
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