This section covers the areas of capturing media from the web or television by the use of recording.
Access the Record function via File → Record...The recording application really only does one thing, capture media from some external source and write it onto a file in a specified way.
|Path:||output media file path|
|Start time:||weekday/time of day||to begin capture|
|Duration:||hrs:mins:secs||until end of capture|
|Source:||channel/device input||selection of input subsource|
|Mode:||timed||use start time/duration|
|untimed||use transport controls|
The media file will be written using the format and codec specified in the Settings → Preferences → Recording tab, which you will need to set up first. See the Settings/Preferences section for parameters. Only ffmpeg can record both audio and video simultaneously, and some ffmpeg formats require too much cpu to do a realtime compression. A setting which is more likely to be usable (requires less cpu/memory for realtime encoding) is ffmpeg → qt → mp4.qt with bitrates like audio/256000 & video/6000000.