Video capture on usb device on video4linux

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at
Mon Feb 25 03:35:05 UTC 2008

I have a Pinnacle dvc-80 gadget that takes output from a vcr and into
USB.  In Windows, I can capture output with this device.  Now I'm
wondering if I can make it work in Linux. I need software to do the

I load the module for v4l and in dmesg I see that the device is found
and registered:

USBVision[1]: registered USBVision Video device /dev/video1 [v4l2]
USBVision[1]: registered USBVision VBI device /dev/vbi1 [v4l2] (Not
Working Yet!)
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbvision

I am guessing that sets me up to do video capture, but i can't find
software that can do the capture on USB.  In kino, it seems to insist
that only firewire can be used.

If you can advise me of a way to capture this video input. I gather
the input should be stored as avi or mpg in order to fit my goal,
which is to write it on a DVD.


Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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