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Translates broken PAL to YUV4MPEG2
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January 8, 2006: Additional code cleanup by RB: release 0.0.14
October 25, 2005: Segfault in filter fix by RB: release 0.0.13
August 1, 2004: Better version of Pinguims filter, some doc updates, release 0.0.12
July 31, 2004: 10Hz filter by Pinguim, configfilesupport+mplayer_keys by RB, yet another aspect fix: release 0.0.11
July 24, 2004: enhacement of RB's refpoint function by RB, YUV4MPEG2 aspect ratio fix: release 0.0.10
July 10, 2004: better centering for and by RB, new options added by Marcel: release 0.0.9
July 2, 2004: fixing misappliance of RB's patch: release 0.0.8
July 1, 2004: alternate locking function by RB: release 0.0.7
June 25, 2004: compilation fix by RB, misc changes by me: release 0.0.6
June 24, 2004: bttv-0.9.x support by RB: release 0.0.5
February 18, 2004: saner defaults (don't touch input when not asked to): release 0.0.4
February 17, 2004: Better tuner support: release 0.0.3
January 27, 2004: Compilation fixes by Marcel Mol, and some tuner support: release 0.0.2
December 21, 2003: First public release, 0.0.1
December 15, 2003: Web page openend
Some channels broadcast a tv signal which is not standards
compliant. It usually lacks sync pulses, gets inverted at random times and
even may include disinformation. Those
signals can't be comfortably viewed on a normal television set.
The Brooktree 87(A) chip has a special mode in which it doesn't
get confused because of missing sync signals. This program enables this mode,
very much alike cabletv,
and takes special measures to keep the image stable and adjust for the
inversion. The output
of this program appears on standard output in YUV4MPEG2 format, and
can, for example, be fed to MPlayer.
This program is free
software. See COPYING for details.
Note that some countries might have draconian laws which may require
you to get some kind of permission from the broadcaster before you may use
this program legally. Consult a lawyer if you are in doubt.
Here is a copy of a possibly outdated manpage
of cc2y4m. The README, the BUGS-file, the FAQ and some TECH-notes
are also available, they apply to the lastet SNV revision.
The latest release can be downloaded: cc2y4m-0.0.14.tar.gz.
The old releases are:
The latest development version of this program lives in a subversion
repository which can be browsed using viewcvs.
Also there is public read-only access to the repository. If you have installed
subversion, the source can be checked
out by typing
Here is a link to the excellent program
cabletv, without which cc2y4m
would have never been possible. The output of this program can, for example,
be used as input to MPlayer and the
You can reach the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
svn checkout http://cube.dyndns.org/svn/cc2y4m/trunk
cc2y4m. This command will create a directory
cc2y4m/ in the
current directory and populate it with files.
Number of 'hits' since the 15th of December 2003, 11:39 UTC.