Can we capture video?


#1

Can I use shortcut to capture video? I have a vhs player plugged into my computer and looking to transfer tapes to digital. I use to do this a lot but it’s been like ten years. Can I use shortcut or do I need another program on Windows 10? If I can’t then what software should I use?


#3

Yes, you can. Look in Open Other. After you open a capture device, Shotcut goes into monitoring mode and then you then use Export to record it. You can look for a tutorial about recording a voice over for more example.


#4

Perhaps I misunderstood how to do this, but I tried recording a couple of videos from internet URLs.
Firstly, a program from the BBC iPlayer.
I selected Open Other > Network and entered the url given by the iPlayer. This then showed a static page for the program.
I clicked on Export, and Capture File, giving it a file name and location.
Shotcut then hangs.
Secondly, I did the same, with a Youtube clip.
This time it didn’t hang, but ran on and on, recording.
When I stopped capture and opened the saved file, it displayed the Youtube screen, but the video window just displayed “An error occurred, please try later”.
Any thoughts?


#5

That is not supported. Only unprotected streams without a web page that FFmpeg supports will work there. Sorry, but I do not have a handy list of those but not iPlayer or YouTube.


#6

OK, thanks.