I have a Linux machine with a Pinnacle video card. I wanna record a video signal from my TV connected to the S-Video input in my Pinnacle card. I could record using VLC GUI, but I wanna cron it, so I need to use some command line program like avconv or maybe with the vlc command line. In my case the display input (S-Video) is 3. Any idea? Thanks in advance


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You can actually use the command line interface of VLC, cvlc. Here is an example for saving a stream into a file:

cvlc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okqEVeNqBhc --sout='#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,acodec=mpga,vb=800,ab=128,deinterlace}:std{access=file,mux=ts,dst=/home/user/video.mpg}'

You only need to change the link to your input device.

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