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furious_tv is a set of tools to take XMLTV TV listings and enable a UNIX system to automatically record programs off of a TV card. It is written in C and uses a SAX parser for maximum speed and efficiency.

Development: Video Capture Wrappers

Last Modified: 2003-08-10T19:33Z

Although furious_tv was designed to have the user write a simple script to capture video off of a video capture device, I figured most people who are interested in furious_tv use Linux and have either NVrec or FFmpeg installed.

To make installation and setup easier for these people, I wrote up 2 very simple wrapper scripts that use v4lctl(1) and either divx4rec(1) or ffmpeg(1). These commands are ready to be dropped into furious_tv's recording command, however you are still advised to write your own scripts based on either ftv_ffmpeg(1) or ftv_divx4rec(1) since neither of these scripts uses helpful options such as video format or codecs.

With everything apparently working and documented, all that is left before a release is for me to test out furious_tv by replacing my local WVCR installation with furious_tv. I'm very anxious to try this out!