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HowTo: Video Capture solution for Linux, uefi/bios, ...

Post by scjet45 » Tue May 16, 2017 12:10 am

Well, I took the plunge and grabbed the cheapest Video Capture solution that works in Linux:
Make: AGPtEK
Model: VG0020 HD Video Capture, ... eo+capture
$90 $CAN

The above is actually just a re-branded ezCAP-280PC design:

It does not require another PC, and It's "driverless", and it works OOTB with Linux.
There are others but they can easily go up several $Hundred bucks.

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Duration: 00:01:32.23, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 3857 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 186 kb/s (default)
      handler_name    : SoundHandler
    Stream #0:1(eng): Video: h264 (Constrained Baseline) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1920x1080, 3662 kb/s, 29.72 fps, 30 tbr, 30 tbn, 60 tbc (default)
Anyway, imho, the quality is excellent, (1080p/30fps max, or 720p/60fps), it outputs to h264/mp4 files, and it's got a real mic in for audio. Records A/V out to any external USB2.0 drive/thumbdrive.
The latest firmware for the AGPtEK-VG0020 can be had from AGPtEK, but you'll need to request it from their email support.
Or, you can also download it from here:

Here's a little Video capture of my old MB, with BIOS and full boot up: ...

the above can be used, more-or-less, as an instructional / educational tool, that's it.

It's just another hobby.
I'm NOT endorsing or trying to sell anything here, other than just providing hardware information regarding Video Capture solutions for Linux, ...
In fact, for quick troubleshooting issues with systems, (but less the hands-free quality and accuracy of this), you can just point your cellphone at the screen and get similar results...

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Re: HowTo: Video Capture solution for Linux, uefi/bios, ...

Post by phd21 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi Everyone,

FYI: These devices provide an easy way to capture video and audio from various sources into digital video and audio files, like from VHS players, camcorders, etc... without the need of a computer. The files can be played on all computers using an operating system.

As was previously mentioned:

AGPtek Game Capture Streaming Video HD 1080P 720P w/ IR Video Capture for PS4 and PS3, XBOX ONE, N64, Blu-ray via HDMI, Ypbpr component/composite Input, USB Flash or SD card $75.99us ... UTF8&psc=1

HDML-Cloner Box Pro, capture any HD video, game and play back instantly with the remote control, schedule recording, HDMI/VGA/AV/YPbPr input. $129.99us ... B00TF9MCXU

These devices below may require an additional adapter converter for component inputs that older VHS players and devices output for HMDI input.

Component output to HDMI input converters for device without HDMI output, like older VHS players and camcorders. ... nt+to+hdmi

HDML-Cloner Box, Standalone Mini 1080p Gaming and video Capture box without a PC. Free 16GB USB flash driver included. $99.99us
- Note: On this webpage link below, check out the other similar items below for various connection options. ... GE0LSF6B6P

ClearClick HD Capture Box - Capture Video From Gaming Devices & HDMI Sources (No Computer Required) $99us ... ZK6RJ2N6H1

Hope this helps ...
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