Oh, and I recorded Rilo Kiley on Austin City Limits Saturday night using my new HD5000 HDTV tuner card in Linux. It’s an MPEG2 file with 704×480 video, and 2 channel AC3 audio. It’s about 26 minutes, and the file is 1.2 GB. I’m not sure if this is a property of ATSC or just HDTV in general, but the incoming video is transmitted as MPEG2. So to record in Linux, you can just “cat” from the video device to a file, which is neat. Of course, you should do other stuff to avoid beginning and ending the file in the middle of a frame, but mplayer doesn’t seem to care.
My name is Mark Doliner. I’m a computer software engineer living and working in North Carolina, USA. I worked in the San Francisco Bay area for 13 years before moving back East in 2019. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.