[Novalug] [Hardware] How do you connect a video source to a typical desktop box
bdalzell at qis.net
Thu Oct 1 10:02:33 EDT 2009
I need to connect video sources - my analog vhs tape player and a dvd
player to my desktop Ubuntu linux tower. The tower has USB 2 and Firewire
ports as well as ethernet.
Am I best off buying some sort of external video to firewire device. Do
these deliver a standard signal that programs like Kino can interact with
or do they have different signals and I need to get one where the
software for linux exits?
Alternatively will a tv tuner card inside the computer be the best choice?
I have looked at some articles at Ubuntu lists and at other articles I
have googled but their posting dates are often 4 or 5 years ago.
Does anyone know if the input device can make a difference in the quality
of the images? Especially when pulling them off vhs tapes? My vhs
camera that I used for the tapes was a professional grade
camera in its day but that was 15 years ago.
Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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