USB (Video) over Ethernet / IP
Currently, I am planning to do a project which involve capturing multiple video streams from RCA-based sources.
Based on a few Google searches, I found out that a USB capture/grabber device (such as Hauppauge USB Live 2) attached to can be used for this tasks. e.g to capture the video stream, it is as simple as doing 'cat /dev/video0 > file.mpg' or equivalent.
Assuming this setup works (videoDevice->usbVideo CaptureCard->PC) , I would need to capture multiple video streams at any single time. In the project, I would need to capture at least 30 streams in any single time. My question would be the following :
1) Besides USB Live 2, what are other available options that I can use / you guys have used successfully? The requirement would be to capture from RCA-based sources, capture both video+audio, stable enough to run 24x7, supports Linux and able to capture raw/mpeg video using simple/a few liner of Linux command (e.g cat) as I need to do additional processing to this video files using shell.
Tried to look into EasyCap but too many fake ones out there.
2) Has anybody try connecting to a remote USB device thru local LAN or sometime it is known as USB over IP / Ethernet, successfully? The reason is, I might need to put all these USB devices remotely from the PC/Server + Data Storage (which stores the video streams). For example, the USB video capture devices might be located next to video devices, e.g camcorder, camera, etc, in a studio/room which are located 50-100 metres from the PC/Server.
More questions to come, but only once I have some possible solution/answer for question no . Any opinions and suggestions are welcome. :-)