Video from vhs via USB capture device on Linux


I want to transfer video from a VHS tape to my computer with Arch Linux, using a USB capture device that comes with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, which I recently bought. I tried to plug in the device, and it was properly recognized. From /var/log/messages.log,

em28xx #0: Identified as Pinnacle Dazzle DVC 90/100/101/107 / Kaiser Baas Video to DVD maker / Kworld DVD Maker 2 (card=9)
saa7115 3-0025: saa7113 found (1f7113d0e100000) @ 0x4a (em28xx #0)
em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0x50
em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0xffffffff
em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.2
em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video1
em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0

Is there any software that enables me to capture video coming from this device? I don't mind if it is console or GUI based.

asked on Super User Jan 16, 2011 by astrojuanlu

1 Answer


It appears as a standard V4L2 device, which means that you can record with VLC, mplayer, etc. etc. etc...

answered on Super User Jan 16, 2011 by Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams

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