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What are the best vga capture hardware options available to freeseer #51

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fosslc opened this Issue Apr 28, 2010 · 1 comment

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fosslc commented Apr 28, 2010

Some options are captured here:
http://wiki.github.com/fosslc/freeseer/capture-hardware

It is worth it to spend some time here to analyse what the best options are.

The ideal option is:

  • cheap (<$100 USD)
  • supported out of the box by the Linux kernel
  • portable (roughly the size of a usb hard disk or smaller)

herlo commented Sep 19, 2010

There is a solution with two components

UltiMate 2000 AX VGA to Composite Video Media Scan Converter (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15223)

and

EzCAP116 USB 2.0 Video Capture Device
(http://www.amazon.com/EzCAP116-Camcorders-Recorder-Satellite-playstation3/dp/B003YGJLWU)

plugging the two together enables recording from one computer to another. The Linux module is already available, it's the em28xx module :)

to make it work, just run the following commands as root:

modprobe -r em28xx

modprobe em28xx card=64

after that, the module should work...start up freeseer and things should work.

I will say the quality of this video is probably not quite as good as the vga2usb, but it's pretty good.

@ghost ghost assigned oligau Mar 14, 2013

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