[pvrusb2] Snapshot issues
mkrufky at linuxtv.org
Tue Sep 4 14:17:03 CDT 2007
> ----- 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
> method itself.
> 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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> Hi Mike,
> 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?
This mailing list is support for the linux driver of the pvrusb2 device. It
looks like your question is in regards to the Hauppauge Windows software, WinTV
2000 .... I don't think that we can help you with that here. You might want
to seek help from Hauppauge technical support. For information, check their web
Mike Krufky (not the same Mike from the original email)
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