Re: Video Grabbers for Linux
From: Big Mike (zupidupi_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Aug 2003 05:14:42 -0700
Another newbie-question: How do I determine which type my card is? Any
documentation hanging around my harddisk? My system is RedHat 9 and my
card is a Hauppage WinTV Go!
firstname.lastname@example.org (C. P. Weidling) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> "Dave Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Hi All,
> > I need a video grabber card to grab some video (probably NTSC/PAL type)
> > and place the result in system memory in realtime. Ideally it'll need
> > appropriate linux drivers, run under redhat 8 and a suitable c code library
> > api for controlling from my app. Has anybody else done anything like this?.
> > Can anyone recomend a card for doing this?. There's loads of cards that do
> > this with Windows, but I can't find many ones that are supported with linux
> > drivers.
> > Any comments or suggestions gratefully received,
> > Ta,
> > Dave
> The longest supported class of video capture cards are those based
> on the Brooktree bttv chipset. You can do a websearch or just
> look in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/video4linux/ for info.
> Not every card based on the bttv chipset is guaranteed to work, but
> most do. Sometimes it takes a little finagling; you have to insmod
> the tuner module with the correct type and the bttv module with the
> correct card (i.e. for the STB card insmod tuner type=6 followed by
> insmod bttv card=3).