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How to record video using VLC and DVI2USB 3.0

July 13, 2015

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Epiphan’s video grabbers allow you to record video from multiple DVI, HDMI™, and VGA sources. The computer performing the capture can run Windows, Mac or Linux. This article explains how you can capture video and record it on a Linux PC. Before completing the following steps make sure that the video grabber is connected both to a video source and the target computer.

Step 1: Downloading and Configuring VLC Media Player

  1. Download VLC media player. Use the following link.
  2. Launch the VLC media player.
  3. Select the Media option of the player’s menu.
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  4. Select the Convert/Save option. The Open Media windows displays.
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  5. Select the Capture Device tab.
  6. Select your video device.
  7. In the Capture Mode field, select Video for Linux 2.
  8. Click Advanced options.
  9. Ensure that the aspect ratio that is specified in this windows is the same as on your video source.
  10. Click the Convert/Save button. The Convert window displays.
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  11. In the Convert window, click Browse to select the destination file for your recording.
  12. In the recording’s Profile field, select Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4).
  13. Select the Display the output check box.
  14. Click the button with the crossed tools which is located next to the Profile field. The Form window displays.
  15. Select the Encapsulation tab.
  16. To specify a video container type, select the MP4/MOV radio button.
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  17. Click Save.

Step 2: Recording

  1. Click Start in the Convert window to start the recording.