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Old 08-25-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
carenrose
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Advice on a VGA capture card.


I have been scouring the internet for any card which will *input* VGA (or DVI) signal ... and is cheap!

640x480 is the max resolution I'll need even, so nothing special.

Anyways, I have found this http://www.cnbtec.com/en/html/produc..._prod=197#p_v1 card, and I honestly know nothing about it. Has anyone heard of/used/know if it's linux compatible?
And secondly (or perhaps this should be my first question) can it just straight input vga which then could be shown in mplayer, for example?

Incidentally, I'm running AntiX, not at home so don't remember which ver. That's totally changeable though.

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Old 09-03-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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I have been scouring the internet for any card which will *input* VGA (or DVI) signal ... and is cheap!

640x480 is the max resolution I'll need even, so nothing special.

Anyways, I have found this http://www.cnbtec.com/en/html/produc..._prod=197#p_v1 card, and I honestly know nothing about it. Has anyone heard of/used/know if it's linux compatible?
And secondly (or perhaps this should be my first question) can it just straight input vga which then could be shown in mplayer, for example?

Incidentally, I'm running AntiX, not at home so don't remember which ver. That's totally changeable though.
This was one of the capture cards that has Linux drivers.
BTW they are **3rd party drivers**

http://www.amazon.com/HAUPPAUGE-impa...ure+card+linux

Some of those cards are incredibly pricey!

I read the specs to the card you linked, it only mentions Windows 98\2000 and XP.



I'm not sure on the straight input to VGA.
Try looking for the specifications on the card of your liking. It may be mentioned there.

I remember finding other Linux capture cards a few months ago. If I can find them again I'll post them.

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #3
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I used to work for a company that, among other things, produced software for printing photo ID cards. They specified Hauppauge cards for their software.

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/prods.html
 
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:41 PM   #4
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This company has capture cards as well-

The top 3 cards are Win's and Linux compatible.

It works great with LINUX
and instructions are supplied for the '/etc/modprobe.d/bttv.conf' file
when using the card with LINUX and Zoneminder.

http://www.camsecure.co.uk/Camsecure...ure_cards.html
 
  


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