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Old 12-16-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Read from line-in ports

I have an HP M9340F desktop running Ubuntu 9.10. The machine has a Hauppage WinTV card (VR-1800). On the front are two audio and one video RCA line-in ports. I can use me-tv to view local digital broadcasts but what I would also like to be able to do is receive video and audio coming through the line-in ports. There are also two audio (red and white) on the back of the machine as part of the VR-1800. Can anyone suggest what software and setup I need to be able to do this?
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I am not sure, but doesn't the "Open Capture Device" option in vlc media player have that feature?
Old 12-18-2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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I am not sure, but doesn't the "Open Capture Device" option in vlc media player have that feature?
I used the "open capture device" in VLC and simply used the default settings and clicked on play. The webcam that I have set up for Skype popped up right up. That's nice to know. The Capture Mode is "Video for Linux 2".

What I need to figure out is how to address the red, white, and yellow RCA ports in front. Right now the Device Selection fields are empty and I get my Skype camera by default. Any suggestions on how I can figure out what the AV ports on the front of the machine are referred to?

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$ v4l-info

And other means to figure out what your computer thinks you have.

Audio might be dependent on card 0 (default).

$ cat /proc/asound/cards

You might try using audacity to record and figure out what audio input device corresponds with those connection points.



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