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Old 07-01-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Getting video from Hauppauge 0166 capture card

Greetings fellow Linux nerds.

I have a Hauppauge 0166 "Impact VCB", PCI capture card in my box and getting video from this pesky little thing is proving to be difficult. I attempt to read from the device, but no video is coming through - I can confirm that video is being provided to the device and that the format, etc is correct, so the problem is in Linux *somewhere.* I am attempting to capture video off the s-video interface. My device does not have composite out.

Does anyone have any experience with this or similar devices in getting it to work?


The card has 3 composite and one s-video in. Though only this video device shows up:
# ls -l /dev/video*
crw-rw-rw-+ 1 root video 81, 0 2009-06-29 20:54 /dev/video0
# lspci | grep video
03:06.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
# lsmod | egrep 'video|bttv'
video                  25360  0
output                 11008  1 video
bttv                  171924  0
videodev               41600  2 tvaudio,bttv
v4l1_compat            21764  1 videodev
ir_common              52228  1 bttv
compat_ioctl32          9344  1 bttv
i2c_algo_bit           14084  1 bttv
v4l2_common            20992  2 tvaudio,bttv
videobuf_dma_sg        20484  1 bttv
videobuf_core          26500  2 bttv,videobuf_dma_sg
btcx_risc              13064  1 bttv
tveeprom               20100  1 bttv
I'm trying to use VLC to grab the video with V4L, V4L2, etc. Nothing works. Nor does video work in XaWTV, etc.
This is on Ubuntu Jaunty, kernel 2.6.28.

Old 07-01-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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SOLVED: I guess that I was thinking that VLC could pull video from /dev/video0 with this card, but I guess not.
Anyway, I installed TVTime, switched input to S-Video, and BAM! I think the deal is, this card is officially recognized as a TV tuner card, even though it has no tuner present. Really, it's just a cap card. Bottom line, it worky and me happy. Thank you TV Time


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