GoGoMini - Simple Software For Controlling gorecord

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GoGoMini in action!

GoGoMini is a very simple front-end for gorecord, a program that enables you record video/audio from devices supported by the WIS-Go7007 Linux driver.

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Why?

Because who honestly wants to set up mythtv just to be able to record video? For me, writing my own software was the only graphical, viable alternative. Plus I got to learn Python!

What does it do?

As is stated in the title, this software (for the time being) is a very simple solution so it doesn't do too much.
For now you can:

  • Set the duration of the recording
  • Set the bitrate to record at
  • Set a delay before it starts recording
  • Choose the default save directory for all your recordings
  • Choose the input to record from
  • Supports long recordings

Other settings can be changed in the configuration file (~/gogo-mini/settings) or you'll have to edit the source (don't be afraid, it's simple enough).

Prerequisites

  • A copy of gorecord from a patched version of the WIS Go7007 driver. I've prepared a driver that seems to work fine on early 2007 versions of the Fedora and Ubuntu kernels with full install instructions at the following page: WIS Go7007 Linux driver
  • Python, Pygtk and Python-libglade (should be included with most distros)

Installation

Latest source: gogo-mini-1.2.tar.bz2

Installation instructions for version 1.2
Installation instructions for version 1.1