It appears a driver has been developed for my Easycap video capture device that uses the UTV007 single chip. This driver must be quite new as I didn't find it several months ago when looking. This linux tv wiki page covers a lot of the Easycaps, and includes a section on the Easycap using the UTV007 single chip:
It includes the link:USBTV007 EasyCAP
This EasyCAP is based on a single UTV007 labeled chip.
This device is sold as "USB video capture QS702" from SHENZHEN FUSHICAI ELECTRONIC CO.,LTD
- Manufacturer: Fushicai
- Product: usbtv007
- Single chip: UTV007 A614231.1 1136L1BK
- Inscriptions on the board: FSC VIDEO DVR
Bus XXX Device XXX: ID 1b71:3002
Full lsusb -v
Making it work
Linux kernel driver, enable CONFIG_VIDEO_USBTV: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/ke...edia/usb/usbtv
- From 3.11 ("Linux for Workgroups") on: Supports NTSC, Composite input
- Queued for 3.12: S-Video input
- In works: Controls (brightness, ...)
Also, a very experimental (for testing purposes only) userspace driver is available on github: http://github.com/memeruiz/usbtv007
- Currently doesn't do anything beyond what kernel driver does
- Written using Python libusb1 and v4l bindings
- Requires v4l loopback
- Could be useful for easy protocol testing, prototyping
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But I have no real idea what to do with what's in that. I know to compile the C source for the driver - what I don't know is what the things mean in the other 2 files. In particular, I would have thought there would be a make file, perhaps a config file, and a list of dependencies.
If someone could walk me through enough of that it would be GREATLY appreciated! I no longer have a XP installation dual booting with Ubuntu - I just went all Ubuntu after what I thought was the conclusion of a project scanning in my old VHS tapes. Turns out there is a problem with the output and I need to re-scan them, but trying to avoid reinstalling a small XP installation.
I would also imagine that after that driver is built and loaded, I'm still going to need something to actually scan the moives in with Ubuntu. I guess 1 bridge at a time.