Greg's setting up a system as a video recorder
I started working on computer-based video on 18 September 2004, and in the
course of time I've changed a lot of things. This is an old page with the last significant
update in early 2008. I'm keeping it here mainly for the links.
One thing for which computers seem ideally suited is as a video processor and recorder. For
some reason, people have settled on the abbreviation “PVR”, which apparently
stands for “Personal Video Recorder”. I find that term silly: what's personal
about it? The interesting distinction is between other form of video recorders, such as
tape-based (VHS, for example) or DVD-R based. These are neither more nor less personal than
a computer based video recorder. Since we need abbreviations, I'm calling mine a
“Computer Video Recorder” or “CVR”.
I've had really bad experiences with all multimedia software, commercial and otherwise. I'm
keeping a log of the pain I've been through, mainly as a place to
keep my thoughts than a good description of how to implement a CVR. That will develop
initially on this page. When it becomes worthwhile, I'll create a “how to” page
and move the relevant parts of the document there.
These references are things I'm collecting as I go along. Some of them might be useful.
Streaming video links
These are somewhat tangential to the topic.
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