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1. Introduction

This is a guide to setting up your GNU/Linux computer as a VCR. Setting up my VCR took a little research, but it didn't turn out to be as difficult as I thought. I decided to publish my results so others may benefit from what I've done. This is by no means the only method to achieve the same results as there are several applications out there that may perform similar tasks. Hopefully any unique procedures for configuring other software or devices may be incorporated into this document.

1.1 Copyright

Copyright (c) 2001 by Brian Hayward (Twivel)

Please freely copy and distribute (sell or give away) this document in any format. It's requested that corrections and/or comments be forwarded to the document maintainer. You may create a derivative work and distribute it provided that you:

If you're considering making a derived work other than a translation, it's requested that you discuss your plans with the current maintainer.

1.2 Disclaimer

Use the information in this document at your own risk. I disavow any potential liability for the contents of this document. Use of the concepts, examples, and/or other content of this document is entirely at your own risk.

All copyrights are owned by their owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.

Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.

You are strongly recommended to take a backup of your system before major installation and backups at regular intervals.

1.3 News

This is the first release. No news yet.

The latest version of this document can be found at Here.

1.4 Credits

The following individuals either helped me directly or indirectly during the process of developing this HOWTO. Several tips that were suggested by these people have not been added to this document yet, don't worry - all in good time.

david (at) -- For talking me into learning SGML
sjgoen (at) -- The template for this HOWTO
knordberg (at) -- Help with design and proof reading of this HOWTO
serge (at) -- Lots of Tips for expanding the document
gferg (at) -- Help with SGML
remenyi (at) -- Suggestions for expanding this document
nando (at) -- Working on Portuguese Translation.
linuxpe (at) -- Working on Portuguese Translation.
sam (at) -- Tips for expanding this document.
HeikoL77 (at) -- Links to more information.
Henry.Kingman (at) -- Links to more information on supported video cards.
aoe (at) -- Alexander provided the section on creating VCD's.

1.5 Translations

Marcio Montenegro was kind enough to translate this document to Portuguese. His translation is available at this site. Feel free to translate this document to other languages. If you send me a link, I will credit you and include it in this document. Please note that for it to be included in the Linux Documentation Project, you will have to provide it in sgml format.

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