[FFmpeg-user] Unable to capture video from a cx231xx card on ubuntu 14.04

Paul at MasterMOZ.com paul at mastermoz.com
Thu Jul 3 07:01:26 CEST 2014

On Jul 3, 2014 12:38 AM, "Mike Makowski" <mak66345 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am running ffmpeg on ubuntu 14.04 LTS
> I have a Hauppauge USB Live-2 video capture card connecting a Sony
> TR33 Camcorder to a USB2 port and am trying to digitize the video.
> The problem is that whenever I turn on the camcorder, ffmpeg seems
> to capture a single blue frame that is somewhat distorted (skewed)
> but recognizable as coming from the camcorder. While the
> camcorder is on the frame count stops incrementing and the
> corresponding diagnostic information (fps, q, ...) remains static.
> If the camcorder is then turned off, the frame count advances and
> the diagnostic information updates.
> The cx231xx driver for the Hauppauge video card appears to be
> installed properly.

You should look at the specs, I believe TR33 USB is for transferring stored
media pictures not for streaming playback video.

You need to connect the AV out of the TR33 to your capture cards.

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