Mark S. Townsley | 1 Jul 20:14 2011
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mencoder and TV capture card

 
Hi:
 
I am trying to record some TV program using mencoder from command line.  I have two older capture cards that I am using.
They are using cx8800 and BT878 chipsets.  I think they have good Linux support by now.
 
No matter what I do with mencoder, either I get a blank screen or I get a screen with a lot of lines and no sound either (I am using built-in sound card).
 
Is there an easier (and even newer capture card) that works well with Linux and easier to configure?   I am using Ubuntu but I am open to other distro and configuration. 
 
Thanks
 
 
Mark

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William Hale | 5 Jul 22:27 2011
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Meeting this Saturday!

Hello Everyone!

The next GSLUG meeting will be held this Saturday, July 9th from 12
till 4 at the Google offices in Fremont.

More information can be found at:
http://www.gslug.org/wiki/index.php/Meeting_2011-07-09

We have no topic this month, instead feel free to present on any topic
relating to Linux. Talks should be kept somewhere between 5-30

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

We'll be ordering pizza at the start of the meeting for those
interested (plan on $5 to cover costs).

Hope to see everyone there!

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Paul DeShaw | 8 Jul 20:03 2011
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Data recovery help Saturday?

Hello,

Is anyone up for looking at an external drive partition that should contain some backups?  When I tried to restore, there was suddenly no data on it.  I want to see if it's really gone before I go to the trouble of restoring from the old laptop drive I pulled out.  I can bring the drive if anyone has a way to hook it up.

Looking forward to the FreeGeek discussion.  See ya there,

Paul D.

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Joshua Purcell | 9 Jul 05:21 2011
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Re: Data recovery help Saturday?

While I won't be able to help directly with this (since I can't make it to the meeting tomorrow unfortunately), I wanted to make sure others had the needed information in order to potentially help.

I would let the list know what type of connection is required for this external drive... USB, SCSI, etc. I'd also add which speed/version of the technology. Good luck in finding help!

Joshua Purcell
http://identi.ca/joshuapurcell
206-429-5208


On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Paul DeShaw <pauldeshaw <at> gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

Is anyone up for looking at an external drive partition that should contain some backups?  When I tried to restore, there was suddenly no data on it.  I want to see if it's really gone before I go to the trouble of restoring from the old laptop drive I pulled out.  I can bring the drive if anyone has a way to hook it up.

Looking forward to the FreeGeek discussion.  See ya there,

Paul D.

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Paul DeShaw | 11 Jul 00:20 2011
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Power Adapter:Left <at> Google?

Hello,

First let me say thanks to Paul for confirming that my Linux backup partition is indeed mysteriously blank.  I need to plug that drive in before I can move files back on to it (some files were redundently backed up); apparently I left the power supply in the meeting room at Google.  Can our Google-employed members ask if this item was found?  If it was, I can pick it up at the front desk next week.

Thanks,

Paul DeShaw

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seeker InSeattle | 11 Jul 00:27 2011
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(unknown)

Hello,

First let me say thanks to Paul for confirming that my Linux backup partition is indeed mysteriously blank.  I need to plug that drive in before I can move files back on to it (some files were redundantly backed up); apparently I left the power supply in the meeting room at Google.  Can our Google-employed members ask if this item was found?  If it was, I can pick it up at the front desk next week.

Thanks,

Paul DeShaw

 

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I also think I left a set of ear buds and extension cable with volume control.

Anyone from Google find it after we left?

 

seeker / J

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mike | 11 Jul 00:38 2011
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Re: Data recovery help Saturday?

Paul DeShaw wrote:

> Is anyone up for looking at an external drive partition that should 
> contain some backups?  When I tried to restore, there was suddenly no 
> data on it.  I want to see if it's really gone before I go to the 
> trouble of restoring from the old laptop drive I pulled out.  I can 
> bring the drive if anyone has a way to hook it up.

Just curious what was done to confirm the apparent blank state of your external drive. Was
testdisk/photorec run on it? I've had good luck with that after a slip of the finger (and brain)...

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Paul DeShaw | 11 Jul 05:25 2011
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GSLUG mail weirdness

Hi. Is GSLUG's mail compromised?  I wrote earlier today, and the message showed up in my inbox with an unknown(to me) "from" address, the subject deleted, and the text bold and in blue.  I sent it in default black font from my Android phone.  Why would the address, font, and subject change? This is being sent from my Gmail account, with my name being the user name, same as the other one.

Paul DeShaw

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Kevin Goodsell | 11 Jul 06:09 2011
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Re: GSLUG mail weirdness

On 07/10/2011 08:25 PM, Paul DeShaw wrote:
> Hi. Is GSLUG's mail compromised?  I wrote earlier today, and the message
> showed up in my inbox with an unknown(to me) "from" address, the subject
> deleted, and the text bold and in blue.  I sent it in default black font
> from my Android phone.  Why would the address, font, and subject change?
> This is being sent from my Gmail account, with my name being the user name,
> same as the other one.
>

I think you saw a reply from an email-impaired person who copied your 
text into a new message rather than replying to the original message. 
This breaks the link between the messages, making it impossible for 
software to properly show the threading of messages. In particular, 
messages sent as a reply will have an appropriate In-Reply-To and/or 
References header. Messages created fresh will not. If you look more 
closely at the message you saw, you'll see the individual's reply below 
your original text. You may also note that you don't typically receive a 
copy of the mail you send to the list, suggesting anything you receive 
must have been sent by someone else.

There does appear to be some strangeness with the list server's 
configuration though, as some of the List-* headers have the host name 
aoeu.com instead of gslug.org.

By the way, on the topic of email etiquette, blue, black, or colored 
text of any kind should not appear in email. Email should always be 
plain text, not HTML, RTF, PDF, or any other formatted text:

()  ascii ribbon campaign - against html e-mail
/\  www.asciiribbon.org   - against proprietary attachments

-Kevin

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C W | 11 Jul 09:15 2011
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Free Geek Seattle meeting today- Everyone is welcome

Hi everybody,

Free Geek Seattle (http://www.freegeekseattle.org/) is a volunteer-run non-profit community technology center focused on Linux education & sustainable computing.  We're still getting started & can use your help.  Our goal is "helping the needy get nerdy".

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings.  

We have a meeting today (Monday the 11th) at 19:00 (7pm).

Meeting location:

Third Place Books

17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

We’ll find a spot somewhere among the tables inside where people eat

next to Third Place Books.  It’ll be one of the tables or couches near an

electrical outlet!

See you all soon,

Elcaset


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