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Hello! I have just successfully installed a TV card (Pinnacle PCTV Rave, stereo). I tried to use XawTV to record from it, but the files it generates are huge! The ...
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    Recording TV Card


    Hello!

    I have just successfully installed a TV card (Pinnacle PCTV Rave, stereo).
    I tried to use XawTV to record from it, but the files it generates are huge!

    The size of them is just impossible, even using a low resolution (even though they're smaller in that case), and changing the output file format doesn't do much!

    I think that the problem might be it could be recording using non-compressed formats.

    Please help me! (and when I get good, I will answer every newbie question, I promise!)

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    Well at least your getting something! You should be proud!

    What type of files is it outputting? Mpegs?

    I believe there is an application called transcode which will convert various types of video file and hopefully would let you compress the files down a bit, have a look for that.

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    Thank you, I'll try to find that.

    In fact, XawTV lets me choose between different output files formats, but not mpeg. There's AVI, Quicktime...
    But They're all huge!

    I tried the RPM for Zapping, but it doesn't want to install!

    Any kind of further help will be welcome!

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