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bstpierre
September 18th, 2009, 09:06 PM
I currently have my Wii plugged into a linux box with a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350.

To view the video input on my monitor I use VLC with /dev/video0 as the input.

This works great, but I would like to be able to press the record button on the capture card's remote and have the linux box start recording my Wii's output until I press the stop button.

I've fiddled around using irexec to just pipe the output of /dev/video0 to a file, but this seems inelegant as a solution.

Is there anything out there that makes it easy to view, and arbitrarily record, a video input using a lirc interface?

The box currently has Ubuntu 9.04, but that should be irrelevant.

I've also asked this question on superuser.com (http://superuser.com/questions/43514/how-can-i-easily-view-and-record-a-video-input-in-linux)