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May 2014

Sat, 17 May 2014

Linux USB video capture: EasyCAP

EasyCAP is a label for USB video capture sticks, with competely different hardware, and consequently different Linux drivers. I got the USBTV007 variant, with USB product/vendor 1b71:3002, based on a chip labelled UTV007.

The driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS works nicely (Linux kernel 3.13), at least in PAL mode (720x576), composite video. Running mplayer tv:// (click to enlarge):

Video source is a Canon IXUS 70 camera (PAL mode).

usb 2-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 8 using ehci-pci
usb 2-1.3: config 1 interface 0 altsetting 1 bulk endpoint 0x83 has invalid maxpacket 256
usb 2-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=1b71, idProduct=3002
usb 2-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=4, SerialNumber=2
usb 2-1.3: Product: usbtv007
usb 2-1.3: Manufacturer: fushicai
usb 2-1.3: SerialNumber: 300000000002
usbtv 2-1.3:1.0: Fushicai USBTV007 Video Grabber
Audio is not working yet, but the repository at might help.

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