Looking for a USB video adapter compatible with Kubuntu and XawTV

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Sun Jun 3 18:48:58 UTC 2007

I can recommend a company but the specific product I have does not have USB.  
The company is ADS Tech.  

The product I have is PYRO A/V Link.  It is a separately powered box that has 
S-Video, RCAVideo, L/R Audio and 4-pin DV ins, and 1394 Firewire, L/R Audio, 
RCAVideo, S-Video, RCA Component Video outs.  It accepts digital and analog 
signals.  I bought it for video capture between my Sony Handycam and my 
laptop using Pinnacle in MS Win XP; however, KINO picks up the signal via the 
firewire just as easily.  The product can be used as a capture device, a pass 
through device, or capture/pass through device.  This product works really 
good, but is a little pricey.  I do not know if ADS Tech sells USB compatible 

At one time I purchased a similar device from svideo.com and was 
disappointed--the signal kept getting cut off and the device had to be 
restarted.  svideo.com also sells specialized audio/video adapter cables.  
These work better much better than their devices.  I have a s-video, L/R 
Audio to RCA Video, L/RAudio cable that goes between my Laptop and TV, for 
using the TV as dual monitor.  This cable was about $30.

Hope this helps.


On Sunday 03 June 2007 01:54:16 pm Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> Doe anybody know of a USB video adapter compatible with Kubuntu and
> XawTV.  I just bought a Mallincam CCD Video device for my telescope and
> am anxious to see it's output on my Kubuntu laptop.  The USB adapter
> that came with it (GA-VD201) does not work with XawTV.  (/dev/video did
> not get created).
> Thnaks
> Doug P

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