Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hauppauge ImpactVCB

I purchased this card intending to use it on my Ubuntu Linux box and it worked fine. All I had to do was make sure I set VLC and Motion to use NTSC .. silly Europeans set PAL to be the default.

Selecting an input is done by selecting the channel number.

Now, despite the fact that it has 4 inputs (1 super video and 4 analog) it can only capture from one of those inputs at a time :( I guess this is why it was $40 and everything else was $100 or more.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

% sudo apte-get ...
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)'
in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

This can be avoided by commenting out "deb cdrom: ..." in /etc/apt/sources.list.