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What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:21 pm
by bruceleejr
I need an application that can capture from my Plextor AV100U video capturing device.

What application supports this~????

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:53 pm
by grimdestripador
I have this USB device.
It came with the ConvertX software. I lost the disk right after buying it, and there are no replacements.
I'm interested in your driver disk, so I can get mine working again (ohh yeah sn key too.... WHY THIS IS HARDWARE, do they really need a SN)....

And I have found that even though this is a USB composite input device, it is not workable with Linux.

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:38 pm
by bruceleejr
Yea I got the Disc & Drivers for it, but you can get everything you need here:
http://www.plextoramericas.com/index.ph ... ry&catid=7

IT works on Windows with WinDVD Creator 2.

But what applications support capturing from video capture devices~??? I heard of Gstreamer but I'm not sure as Im new to the Linux World ( coming from Windows)

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:02 am
by dawgdoc
I found this reference to VLC.
I wanted to get the Plextor ConvertX AV100U (with a eMPIA EM2820 chip) to run in Ubuntu 10.04. This was made circa 2004 and
to the best of my knowledge the only official drives for it are Windows XP.
....by adding this code to em28xx-cards-c

{ USB_DEVICE(0x093b, 0xa003),
.driver_info = EM2820_BOARD_PINNACLE_DVC_90 }, /* Plextor Corp. ConvertX AV100U A/V Capture Audio */

It works!

I'm opening it as a capture device in VLC Player. Video is high quality, only defect is a green bar on maybe the lower 15% of the screen. So three questions:

1) how do I address the green bar?
2) how to I get audio? I can see the device in Ubuntu under sound preferences. How do I identify what the audio device name is?

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:04 am
by dawgdoc
I found this reference to VLC.
I wanted to get the Plextor ConvertX AV100U (with a eMPIA EM2820 chip) to run in Ubuntu 10.04. This was made circa 2004 and
to the best of my knowledge the only official drives for it are Windows XP.
....by adding this code to em28xx-cards-c

{ USB_DEVICE(0x093b, 0xa003),
.driver_info = EM2820_BOARD_PINNACLE_DVC_90 }, /* Plextor Corp. ConvertX AV100U A/V Capture Audio */

It works!

I'm opening it as a capture device in VLC Player. Video is high quality, only defect is a green bar on maybe the lower 15% of the screen. So three questions:

1) how do I address the green bar?
2) how to I get audio? I can see the device in Ubuntu under sound preferences. How do I identify what the audio device name is?

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:00 am
by bruceleejr
Thanks~!! I couldnt find anything on it~!! You got some superior google skills~!!

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:01 am
by bruceleejr
Where do I put this:

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{ USB_DEVICE(0x093b, 0xa003),
            .driver_info = EM2820_BOARD_PINNACLE_DVC_90 }, /* Plextor Corp. ConvertX AV100U A/V Capture Audio */

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:00 am
by dawgdoc
I apologize for the double posting. I was having problems connecting to the forums yesterday evening, I even tried networks at two locations.
bruceleejr wrote:Where do I put this:
dawgdoc wrote:....by adding this code to em28xx-cards-c
I'm not at home at the moment, so I am unable to search my system for a file with that name. It could possibly a part of the VLC configuration. See if you have a hidden directory for VLC in your home directory. When you have your home folder open, press CTRL+h to show your hidden files, or <VIEW> then select <Show hidden files>

I did find this re: the AV1000
video capture is done via an eMPIA EM2820 chip
so it seems you are looking for a config file related to the Plextor device.

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:09 am
by dawgdoc
bruceleejr wrote:You got some superior google skills~!!
Thanks, :mrgreen:
My search query was Plextor AV100U video ubuntu
The info was from the second entry.

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:55 pm
by bruceleejr
Thanks for the replies~!!

BTW is this the only application that supports this device~???

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:35 pm
by dawgdoc
bruceleejr wrote:BTW is this the only application that supports this device~???
The only one I found in the dozen or so pages I read.

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:38 pm
by bruceleejr
Wow, thanks for taking the time. Sorry about that, I am new to Linux so I just have to familiarize myself with all this stuff


Hey what about these:
http://guvcview.berlios.de/
http://unicap-imaging.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libvidcap/

????????????

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:30 pm
by dawgdoc
guvcview is in Synaptic/Package Manager. In a quick browse of the guvcview site, I could not tell if they support your device. I believe both unicap and libvidcap are both libraries which are used to support the graphical interface programs. libunicap is in Synaptic, libvidcap is not.

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:44 pm
by thx1138
Try shutter (it's in Synaptic/Software Manager). Shutter seems to record everything that's on you desktop.

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:28 pm
by bruceleejr
Thanks thx =] , but Im trying to find an application that supports video capture from external video devices.


dawgdoc,
Okay so that means that they are not actual applications then~?? they are libraries~?? Are libraries basically "DLL's" for Linux~??

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:31 am
by dawgdoc
bruceleejr wrote:dawgdoc,
Okay so that means that they are not actual applications then~?? they are libraries~?? Are libraries basically "DLL's" for Linux~??
That's as close as I can get to explain it. Did you find if guvcview supports your device? It looked to be a graphical front end.

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:26 pm
by bruceleejr
Not yet, I got off work super late last night So I didn't have time. I will test it 2night~!! :mrgreen:

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:33 pm
by bruceleejr
I did a bit of searching and came across these:

Cinelerra - http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Cinelerra
Heroine Virtual Ltd. presents an advanced compositing and editing system for native Linux at no cost to users. Cinelerra does primarily 3 main things: capturing, compositing, and editing audio and video with sample level accuracy. It's a seemless integration of audio, video, and still photos rarely experienced on a web server.

XdTV - http://www.videohelp.com/tools/XdTV
XdTV (alias xawdecode) is a software to watch, record & stream TV. It serves as a great graphical analogue video capture tool for Linux/*BSD. It interacts with AleVT (Teletext) and Nxtvepg (NextView) & supports the bttv, bktr & dvb APIs. It contains some deinterlacing filters & record video files with various containers (AVI, MPEG, OGG, etc.) & many codecs: FFMpeg >=0.4.6, XviD 0.9 & 1.x, DivX 4 & 5, Ogg Vorbis + Theora >=1.0a5. It has some plugin capabilities.

tvTime - http://www.videohelp.com/tools/tvtime
tvtime is a high quality television application for use with video capture cards on Linux systems. tvtime processes the input from a capture card and displays it on a computer monitor or projector.

VLC Media Player - http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VLC_media_player
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, mp3, ogg, mkv, mp4, flv, mov, wmv...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also convert and capture video and be used as a server to stream video.

This one doesn't have capture in it, but it does say "upnp" which I believe relates to USB ( my capture device connects to the PC via USB)
Media Tomb - http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MediaTomb
MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. MediaTomb implements the UPnP MediaServer V 1.0 specification. The current implementation focuses on parts that are required by the specification, however we look into extending the functionality to cover the optional parts of the spec as well. MediaTomb is available for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X and works with popular devices like the PS3 and XboX 360.


Linux TV - http://www.linuxtv.org/
The LinuxTV project develops and maintains the DVB driver subsystem which is included in the Linux 2.6.x kernel. The Linux kernel and the LinuxTV CVS include a fair number of drivers for commonly available PCI cards and USB devices, but the DVB subsystem core is also targeted towards Linux based set-top-boxes.

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php?t ... &limit=500
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Plext ... _PX-TV402U
http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-media ... 17206.html
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/37652/
http://downloadnew.org/drivers/tv-tuner ... 87438.html


Found this as well:
See if you can get your TV tuner card to work and then think about a PVR application. You should be able to do:

cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test_vid.out

Wait a few seconds then press "Cntl-C'. Then do:

mplayer /tmp/test_vid.out

If that plays anything, then your card should be good to go for any application. If not, then you need to do more searching on whether that card works under Linux or not.
More stuff:
http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Document ... IST.em28xx
40 -> Plextor ConvertX PX-TV100U (em2861) [093b:a005]

Re: What application supports video capturing devices~???

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:31 pm
by dawgdoc
tvTime and Media Tomb are in the repositories and available through Synaptic/Package Manager.