Topic - Mencoder stopped recording sound in PCTV

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Topic Starter jmfv - Posted on Monday, March 23 2009 12:44:23 PM

I have a Pinnacle PCTV tuner, and I usually run

mencoder -v tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:forceaudio:adevice=/dev/dsp2:norm=pal
-ovc lavc -oac lavc -vf lavcdeint -o my_favorite_show.avi

to record tv, which worked quite ok until I upgraded to Debian Lenny. Now video is recorded, but the sound is missing. If I try to watch tv using

>sox -t ossdsp -r 48000 -q -b -c 2 /dev/dsp2 -t ossdsp /dev/dsp

I can watch tv with sound, so I guess that mencoder is failing to grab the audio.

The previous Mplayer version was svn20070225 and the one I'm using now is svn20090316.

Can anyone tell me how to get mencoder working again? Or if there are any other alternative recording applications.