Projects / dvgrab


dvgrab receives audio and video data from a digital camcorder via an IEEE 1394 (widely known as FireWire) link and stores them into an AVI file. It features autosplit of long video sequences into several files, and supports saving the data as raw frames, AVI type 1, AVI type 2, and image files.

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Recent releases

  •  25 Nov 2003 12:23

    Release Notes: This version now supports reading DV data from stdin. There are new options for turning on/off camcorder control via AVC and selecting devices by their guid. The AVI file code now uses less memory when writing large files. There are other minor bugfixes.

    •  24 Feb 2003 12:44

      Release Notes: This release adds JPEG output with deinterlacing and scaling. It supports capturing using the new dv1394 driver and includes several AVI file format improvements.

      •  26 Mar 2002 11:10

        Release Notes: Writing of large (>2 GByte) AVI files is now supported. A commandline parameter for choosing between different AVI index records was added to improve compatibility with legacy and Windows software.

        •  13 Aug 2001 16:28

          Release Notes: The PAL/NTSC detection was modified. The old code did not detect the video format properly with certain camcorders, resulting in garbled video AVI files. It is now possible to safely stop dvgrab using ctrl-c and still have a valid AVI file. This version will also compile using gcc-3.0.

          •  04 Jun 2001 15:37

            Release Notes: The IEEE 1394 grabbing code was improved.


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