[pvrusb2] Snapshot issues
chaz15105 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 14:06:52 CDT 2007
Sorry again if I sound illiterate..I'm not a computer expert by any means. I am using the WinTV2000 to make my caps. I played back a mpg file in the player (that plays fine) and when I use the snapshot function on the winplayer, I still get the top portion "blacked out" Attach is how WinTV2000 player looks after snap that you can see in tray
Here is actual snapshot.
Maybe an issue with WinTV2000 player itself?
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Isely
To: Communications nexus for pvrusb2 driver
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [pvrusb2] Snapshot issues
On Tue, 4 Sep 2007, chaz15105 wrote:
> Hi there,
> My first post so apologies please for my ignorance.
> I have been using the PVR-USB2 for a while with no problems, but have
> recently had issuess with my snapshots. The top half of my snapshots
> are cut off so they look like this: http://i1.tinypic.com/6btg7c8.jpg
> I don't have any problems with the videos..they are fine. All inputs
> (Tuner, Svideo, etc) have the same problem. I'm using an HD cable
> receiver as my video source, but don't believe that to be the cause. I
> have uninstalled/installed the drivers, etc without effect. Any ideas
> what the problem might be?
How are you taking snapshots? The driver just spits out mpeg data so
you must be using something to capture frames from it. It can't know
how you are using the data so if it's OK with one method and problematic
with another then at first glance this sounds like an issue with the
Try capturing to a file (i.e. "cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/foo.mpg"), then
play that file back as video in mplayer or vlc. Now try to capture a
snapshot from that file (can you do that?). If the video looked ok but
the snapshot is still bad, then that should prove that it is something
strange with the snapshot process you are doing.
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