Video capture on usb device on video4linux

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Feb 27 19:09:04 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 21:42 -0600, Tom Poe wrote:
> Paul Johnson wrote:
> > 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
> > capturing.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > PJ
> >   
> You might find you can modify this command to your system, and test your device.
> ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -s 320x240 -i /dev/video0 -f oss -ac 2 -i /dev/dsp -f mp4 a.mp4
> Good luck,

Paul, let us know if that works, please? Ric

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