[FFmpeg-user] Grabbing quality from TV card

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Mar 13 08:12:14 CET 2012

tovis <mailer.tovis <at> freemail.hu> writes:

> I'm trying to grab video (at first) from a Pinacle PCTV Pro (TV + FM
> stereo receiver) as lspci shows. I have some success, but the quality is
> really wrong :( I have tested TV using fbtv and it was good enough, but
> grabbing using command:
> ffmpeg -v 10 -s 640x480 -r 25 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 out0.avi

Since it is likely that the input is interlaced, please first try 
-qscale 2 out0.avi to test if this improves quality, then use yadif.

Carl Eugen

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