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electric_flesh

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How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« on: March 16, 2011, 04:49:33 pm »
Hello again,

I have connected my diskless MD to my TV and its working good with DVDs and video files (all them store at the core). But now i have bouth a EaseyCAP USB 2.0 "dongle" to watch TV (i connected the RCA cables of my TVBox to the EasyCap inputs) at the MD's USB port, but nothing happens :( .


I bought this device (very cheap) because there is a lot of of people saying its ok to use for Ubuntu. So i have found this tutorial on the interntet which i have followed, but without any results:

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This is how I got it working on my Ubuntu 10.04:

1.- Download the driver from here, and extract the files.
 
2.- Run the following command at the terminal:
sudo apt-get install build-essential mplayer
 
3.- Next, go to the directory where you have extracted the tar file, and run the following command to install the driver:
sudo ./install.sh
 
4.- After the installation is over, check whether the kernel module was loaded successfully by issuing the following command:
lsmod | grep easycap
 
5.- Now plug in the USB device and check whether it has been detected, by issuing the following command:
After the installation is over, check whether the kernel module was loaded successfully by issuing the following command:
ls /dev/easy*
If everything went right, you should see something like this:
/dev/easycap0
/dev/easysnd1/

The results on my CORE machine were the following:
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root@dcerouter:/media/disk/easycap# sudo ./install.sh
kernel directory is /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/build
flag -Wframe-larger-than not needed for this compiler
snd_card_new() will not be used
snd_card_create() will not be used either
In file included from /media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.c:2:
include/sound/core.h:281: error: ‘SNDRV_CARDS’ undeclared here (not in a function)
/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.c: In function ‘main’:
/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.c:4: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘snd_card_create’
make[3]: *** [/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make: *** [build] Error 2
root@dcerouter:/media/disk/easycap#   
root@dcerouter:/media/disk/easycap# sudo ./install.sh
kernel directory is /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/build
flag -Wframe-larger-than not needed for this compiler
snd_card_new() will not be used
snd_card_create() will not be used either
In file included from /media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.c:2:
include/sound/core.h:281: error: ‘SNDRV_CARDS’ undeclared here (not in a function)
/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.c: In function ‘main’:
/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.c:4: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘snd_card_create’
make[3]: *** [/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc/tmp.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/media/disk/easycap/tmpsrc] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make: *** [build] Error 2
root@dcerouter:/media/disk/easycap# 


Im using the easycap_dc60.0.9.tar.gz  downloaded from Sourceforge. I dont know what to do now.... Please, my goal is to get the full Linux MCE System working on my house.

Thank you very much!!

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Re: How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 04:53:59 pm »
As step 3. is giving you errors, I would suggest talking to the people where you got the information about the easycap from in the first place.

LinuxMCE does not support the EasyCap out of the box.

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Re: How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 06:39:40 pm »
A device template would need to be made for the EasyCap.

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Re: How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 06:42:19 pm »
If one of the Dev's wants one of these I can send one.  We used to sell them and I still have a couple knocking around

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Re: How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 07:45:37 pm »
My $0.02, I've gone through 3 of these in 2 different systems over the past 6mo, they burned out the USB port they were plugged into! 

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Re: How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 09:44:35 am »
Hi,

The EasyCAP driver from Sourceforge is untested (and therefore unlikely to work) on kernels earlier than 2.6.26.   For kernel 2.6.26 and later, version 0.8.5 of the driver is recommended for distributions which support Open Sound System emulation (e.g. Ubuntu 10.04 and earlier).  Version 0.9 of the driver is specifically for kernels which have been deliberately configured to disable Open Sound System audio altogether (e.g. Ubuntu 10.10 and later).

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Re: How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 03:01:06 pm »
OK, i've installed the 8.5 driver but it wasn't successfull....

please please.. is there another thing i need to install for ge thi driver working?


On youtube there's a lot o f people who is using this device on Ubuntu Desktops.. how they can do it??

I don't have so much experience with linux systems.... but i do my best effort to undertand it. My goal is to get this system LMCE working and use it on my community and non-profit organizations.

Thanx a lot!!

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Re: How to get EasyCap USB 2.0 working???
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 03:10:43 pm »
Then PLEASE use a supported capture card.

In your case, since you insist on using USB, you have two options:

* Hauppauge HD-PVR
* Hauppauge PVR-USB2

These devices have Device Templates made for LinuxMCE which configure them for use with MythTV.

Since you're not reading instructions, I do have to ask, have you built your first LinuxMCE machine with two NIC? or used NVIDIA for your GPU?

In any case, Look in the wiki under supported tuner cards.

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