DVR is short from Digital Video Recorder.
In a few words DVR is a simple and efficient software aiming at recording digital video on a Linux computer.
DVR runs on computers equipped with one or more video capture cards. It can record and compress audio and video in real time, using recent codecs like DivX or Indeo 5 for example. See the page features for more details.
Here are some key features of "DVR":
· records simultaneously video and audio streams
· uses standard AVI file format for data storage
· uses common codecs like mpg4 for video, mp3 for audio
· writes segmented files, in order to split large files
· threaded : take profit of multi-processors computers
· horizontal margin removal during capture
DVR GUI features
· nice and easy to use graphical user interface, with direct "start" and "stop" buttons
· simultaneous preview and capture (depends on your hardware capabilities)
· fullscreen preview
· configurable start time and duration. DVR will automatically start to record at a fixed date, and will stop after a fixed duration.
· detailled monitoring during recording (free space left, frames lost, CPU usage, ...)
· saves parameters on stop, and reloads them on launch
· translated in english, french and german
DVR Console features
· runs without X-Window, as a standalone background task
· can be launched several times simultaneously, in order to record from several video sources
· in progress : starts to record on move detection
· in progress : remote distributed control
· a video device driven by the V4L interface
· shared qt-3 libraries (or later)
· shared avifile 0.7 libraries
· pthread libraries