Broadcast 2000

More information on Broadcast 2000 video editing software.

You can also try out Cinelerra, the successor of Broadcast 2000.

Versions 2000c-mf2 and later support Quicktime OpenDivx video and Quicktime Vorbis audio compression (unfortunately, both formats are not compatible to OpenDivx and Vorbis because Broadcast 2000 uses Quicktime as a wrapper for these formats). With a 1 GHz Athlon it should be possible to record a 320x240 OpenDivx video with 24 frames per second. A quality setting of 25 gives a data rate of about 250 MB per hour which is of acceptable quality.

System requirements:

  • Linux kernel 2.4.x
  • gcc 2.95.2 or later or gcc 3.0.x
  • an i586 compatible processor
  • greater than 2 GB files support (if you want to record large files)
  • a TV card supported by Linux (if you want to record video)
  • 400 MHz Pentium II to record 320x240 JPEG video

To apply the patch from version 2000c to 2000c-mf2, untar the original sources

tar -xzf bcast-2000c-src.tar.gz

and copy the patch patch-bcast2000c-mf3.gz to the current directory.

Change the working directory to the directory that contains the sources:

cd bcast-2000c

Then apply the patch by

gunzip -c ../patch-bcast2000c-mf3.gz | patch --forward -E -p1

Compile with


Install (under root) with

make install

which installs Broadcast 2000 under /usr/local/bcast and creates the symbolic link /usr/local/bin/bcast.

The documentation is in /usr/local/bcast/docs/index.html.

If you have any patches, please contact me at .

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