Install Driver for EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device in Ubuntu 10.04
EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device can be used in Ubuntu. Follow the following steps to get it working in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04. I would expect it to work on other *nix distros as well. Don’t plug-in the device yet, if it is plugged-in then unplug it.
Step 1: Download the driver from here.
Step 2: Extract the contents of the driver. To compile and build the driver modules, you would need to have your kernel sources installed, which is already installed by default for Ubuntu users. To compile the driver and test the installed drivers run the following command at a terminal:
sudo apt-get install build-essential mplayer
Step 3: Next go to the directory where you have extracted the contents of the driver and run the following command
Step 4: Wait for the setup to get over. Then, check that the module has been successfully loaded by doing
lsmod | grep easycap
Physically plug in the EasyCAP device, and check if the following files have been successfully created
by doing this
Now you can plug an analog video input (VCR, camcorder etc.) and test your device with mplayer using scripts included (which should be located in the driver folder). Depending on whether you have plugged the device to S-Video input or the standard RCA / Yellow video cable, you would have to invoke one of the following commands and you should be able to see a video screen pop up using mplayer
sudo ./test.sh 1 (for PAL and a “CVBS+S-VIDEO” EasyCAP)
sudo ./test4.sh 1 ( for PAL and a “FOUR-CVBS” EasyCAP)
sudo ./test.sh 5 (for NTSC and a “CVBS+S-VIDEO” EasyCAP)
sudo ./test4.sh 5 (for NTSC and a “FOUR-CVBS” EasyCAP)
To test as a regular non sudo user, execute the following command to invoke the script to change the permission of “/dev/easycap0” and “/dev/easysnd1”
For more details and information and troubleshooting read the included README in the driver folder.
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