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Old 11-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
lkraemer
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VLC & Sabrent USB Video Capture Adapter - USB-AVCPT


I purchased a Sabrent USB Video Capture Adapter from Newegg. The Item Number is USB-AVCPT and "lsusb -d 05e1:0408" shows the device as:
Code:
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 05e1:0408 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd STK1160 Video Capture Device
I'm running Slackware 14 (32 Bit) and my Sabrent Dongle is detected as:
Code:
root@slackware:~# ls -alt /dev/vid*
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 1 Nov 12 14:38 /dev/video1
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 0 Nov 12 03:51 /dev/video0
root@slackware:~#
lsmod finds the easycap drivers:
Code:
root@slackware:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_usb_audio          75436  0 
snd_usbmidi_lib        15476  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi            14662  1 snd_usbmidi_lib
easycap              1214158  0 
pci_stub                 961  1 
vboxpci                15028  0 
vboxnetadp             19239  0 
vboxnetflt             16627  0 
vboxdrv               221978  3 vboxnetflt,vboxnetadp,vboxpci
snd_seq_dummy           1119  0 
snd_seq_oss            24956  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      4568  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                41599  5 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_device          4276  4 snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy,snd_rawmidi
snd_pcm_oss            33254  0 
snd_mixer_oss          12984  3 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6                  238549  32 
cpufreq_ondemand        5272  2 
speedstep_lib           2567  0 
acpi_cpufreq            4977  1 
mperf                    923  1 acpi_cpufreq
freq_table              2103  2 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand
lp                      7119  0 
ppdev                   4710  0 
parport_pc             16755  0 
parport                26159  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
fuse                   58282  3 
uvcvideo               55700  0 
videodev               66999  2 uvcvideo,easycap
usbhid                 31118  0 
hid                    65824  1 usbhid
i915                  372988  2 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     21721  1 
drm_kms_helper         22825  1 i915
intel_agp               8712  1 i915
drm                   151850  3 drm_kms_helper,i915
intel_gtt              11571  3 intel_agp,i915
i2c_i801                6952  0 
i2c_algo_bit            4543  1 i915
intel_ips              10370  0 
snd_hda_codec_conexant    39260  1 
joydev                  7668  0 
asus_laptop            14635  0 
video                   9938  1 i915
jme                    32903  0 
mii                     3335  1 jme
jmb38x_ms               7249  0 
sdhci_pci               8872  0 
sdhci                  20264  1 sdhci_pci
memstick                5544  1 jmb38x_ms
agpgart                22087  3 intel_gtt,drm,intel_agp
battery                 9119  0 
processor              23020  1 acpi_cpufreq
thermal                 6587  0 
i2c_core               16454  6 i2c_algo_bit,i2c_i801,drm,drm_kms_helper,i915,videodev
thermal_sys            12122  3 thermal,processor,video
mmc_core               69202  2 sdhci,sdhci_pci
snd_hda_intel          19503  4 
snd_hda_codec          70505  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
ath9k                  76483  0 
snd_hwdep               4802  2 snd_hda_codec,snd_usb_audio
snd_pcm                59013  6 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm_oss,easycap,snd_usb_audio
ath9k_common            1526  1 ath9k
snd_page_alloc          5925  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
ath9k_hw              335026  2 ath9k_common,ath9k
snd_timer              14798  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd                    43657  20 snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,easycap,snd_rawmidi,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_usb_audio
ath                    11983  3 ath9k_hw,ath9k_common,ath9k
soundcore               4570  3 snd
mac80211              202703  1 ath9k
psmouse                54408  0 
cfg80211              145277  3 mac80211,ath,ath9k
sparse_keymap           2492  1 asus_laptop
rfkill                 12432  4 cfg80211,asus_laptop
ac                      2563  0 
button                  3665  1 i915
mei                    27885  0 
hwmon                   1033  1 thermal_sys
serio_raw               3349  0 
evdev                   7314  11 
input_polldev           2134  1 asus_laptop
loop                   14650  0 
root@slackware:~#
I am using S-Video for the video feed and the device is working, but my video is flipped upside down.

(S-Video is input=5)

Is there is an easy way to flip the video? My Webcam has the video flipped also when I open it in VLC as a test.

Thanks.

Larry
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Last edited by lkraemer; 11-12-2012 at 05:20 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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You likely need to configure it with one of the V4L2 utilities,... forget which one... Something probably inverted the video input device settings in V4L2.
 
Old 11-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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For playback under vlc there is the geometry filter under Tools -- Effects and Filters -- Video Effects -- Geometry. But I suspect you want to right the image before playback....
 
Old 11-13-2012, 02:19 AM   #4
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http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Modules/v4l2
 
Old 11-13-2012, 09:29 AM   #5
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ponce,
THANKS, for the URL to the documentation on the Modules. This URL is also useful:
http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Modules

To list all the available modules in your VLC build, use:
Code:
% vlc --list
To list a module's configuration options, use:
Code:
% vlc -p <modulename> --advanced --help-verbose
I tried using the wrapper and it worked, so I just built a script. It is attached with the commands noted inside.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
#
#Use the wrapper to flip the video.
#
#http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=838210&highlight=LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS&page=26
#Posting 259
#
#VLC with NO User controls command.
#/usr/bin/cvlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video1:input=5:width=720:height=576 :norm=ntsc :fps=25 :input-slave=alsa://plughw:1,0 --audio-desync=-.40 --demux rawvideo 2>vlc.err
#
#
#VLC with user controls command.
#/usr/bin/vlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video1:input=5:width=720:height=576 :norm=ntsc :fps=25 :input-slave=alsa://plughw:1,0 --audio-desync=-.40 --demux rawvideo 2>vlc.err
#
#/usr/bin/cvlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video1:input=5:width=720:height=576 :norm=ntsc :fps=25 :input-slave=alsa://plughw:1,0 --audio-desync=-.40 --demux rawvideo 2>vlc.err
#
#
#The following is for Slackware 14 (32 Bit)  -- (64 Bit may vary in lib locations)
export LIBV4LCONTROL_FLAGS=3
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so vlc
#
As andrew.46 also suggested, I tried Rotate by 180 Degrees, and that also worked.


Thanks.

Larry

Last edited by lkraemer; 11-13-2012 at 10:05 AM.
 
  


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