Rated 3 out of 5 by dab from Doesn’t work with all composite or s video signals I have gone back and forth with tech support for this product. The motherboard sound hardware is on “card 0” while the USB-Live2 sound hardware is on “card 1”. If left blank by hitting enter, the default is minutes. This appears to work fine. Possible sources of the problem:. There you can see the Video device name and Audio device name. This is a great device and worked fine for me.

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Used it to convert VHS home videos to video. As for visual quality – The results look better to me than when I was using the usv-live cable – much to my pleasant surprise. Pick the one that suits you best.

Rated 5 out of 5 by William R. Usb-lige I were asked for a recommendation I would ask how desperate you are to capture the analog data. It will show up in the media player playlist or after clicking Properties in OS X Info on the file context menu.

ALSA’s arecord command can be used to list sound devices:.

Actually, there are two reviews that indicate success with VHS in Ubuntu Download new software from Hauppauge’s site as the included CD is older. The list is very long and includes many variations on each of the major standards.


This is probably unrealistic as we likely need a keyboard to talk to the computer. Make sure this matches jsb-live USB-Live2’s video standard setting or else frames may be dropped. Slow the video player down to make sure you are seeing the actual recorded video.

The motherboard sound hardware is on “card usblive while the USB-Live2 sound hardware is on “card 1”. Ever since installing this device, my hardrive light blinks once every second continuously even with the software closed. We are very happy with this device. So it appears that the issue is the unstable signal from the VCR. Quite a bit of documentation can be had from the command line.

Haulpauge use my set-top cable converter box instead of running my old VCR and wearing out tapes while testing. I don’t really see the reason to use cvlc. Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value. We are purchasing another.

Hauppauge Usb-live 2 Video Capturing Device USB – NTSC PAL

Please check your local sales tax laws. Other times it captures for haupauge while at 30fps and then the capture drops to 15fps. Be sure to mark the script as executable before using: However, if we don’t do this, the computer might not be able to keep up with the incoming video. Mentions that dropped frames still happen.


If it is out of sync it is not because you are not re-encoding to MPEG-2 video.

Hauppauge USB-Live2 Analog Video Digitizer B&H Photo Video

I’ve been experimenting with capturing from my cable box in two hour chunks. We need to figure out where the USB-Live2’s sound hardware is before we can test sound.

As a brief aside, I need to mention that there are two main video toolkits for Linux. Newer versions of ffmpeg tend to do a better job. It is an mpeg2 device. This goes for any USB video capture device. If you have the wrong standard set, you will likely get no video at all since the USB-Live2 won’t be able to make any sense out of the incoming video signal.