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Capturing streaming and archived video
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Chucktr
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Jan 3, 2009, 11:29 PM
 
I need to record streaming and archived video from various sources -- mostly TV news stations that archive their broadcasts. How can I do this?

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Jan 4, 2009, 12:47 AM
 
Assuming you want to capture directly from a TV source, the best and easiest way is probably to get a Firewire based DV bridge, like the ones listed here:

http://syntheticaperture.com/tips/fi...onverters.html

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Jan 4, 2009, 08:39 AM
 
ASFRecorderX for some WMV, cli mplayer with the -dumpstream enabled for RM. Though I've found that the mmsclient in ASFRecorder doesn't always work, WMRecorder is far more consistent, though it's a Windows app.
     
Chucktr  (op)
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Jan 4, 2009, 10:32 AM
 
Thanx for advice guys! I have no connection to TV source, so all video I'm trying to access is via browser and TV station Websites.

Jacke -- Am I understanding correctly the only reliable way to get this done is with a PC (?)
     
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Jan 4, 2009, 03:20 PM
 
You could screen capture, if I understand what you are trying to do. Check out iShowU.
     
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Jan 4, 2009, 04:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by adamfishercox View Post
You could screen capture, if I understand what you are trying to do. Check out iShowU.
Thanks adamfishercox. I just downloaded IShowU and tried to capture archived broadcast. Had trouble shutting IShowU down and tried several times to open IShowU-Capture.mov file that appeared on screen but it causes Quicktime to crash. Also causes Command-I (get info) to crash. Then tried to register the demo and was asked for the password to my email account!

Maybe I'd better read the manual )
     
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Jan 5, 2009, 07:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chucktr View Post
Jacke -- Am I understanding correctly the only reliable way to get this done is with a PC (?)
That depends on the format used...
     
   
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