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Recently I purchased an Easycap video capture device to transfer some old family video footage from a VHS Sony Viewcam, From what I understand the driver for this device is installed in the kernel, (I'm running Mint 12 Lisa Cinnamon) when I connect it up to the Viewcam it will run in VLC for approximately 3 seconds then all I get is vertical bars across the screen from white to dark gray and no audio, if I then unplug the yellow video socket and plug it back in it will run again for another 3 seconds or so the back to the vertical lines, I've tried changing all the output settings and any other settings I think might get it working but no success, I also installed Gnome mplayer and TVtime Television Viewer and the they do exactly the same thing, I finally installed it onto my wifes windows pc and it works perfectly (Once again losing the "anything you can do in windows I can do in Linux" argument), although I have it working on the windows pc it's not really convenient and I would really like it to work on my Linux machine, I posted this on the official mint forums without reply so hoping someone on here can help me any help or advice would much appreciated
Hi wpeckham thanks for your reply, it seems a very simple device really I assume it just converts an analogue signal into a digital signal that can be view or edited on a pc and it certainly works fine in windows, the frustrating thing is that it almost works in linux and I don't think there is much wrong but I've tried every combination of settings I can see without success I posted this on the official Mint forums but got no response and it looks likes I'm not gonna get any here either apart from yours which I appreciate so I'll just keep plugging away untill hopefully I get it to work if I do I'll post the results here