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I cannot get my WinTV card to work with Ubuntu 12.04. The same card has worked in previous versions of Ubuntu, and I know the card is working because the PC has dual booting and it works fine in Windows. The card is recognised and shows up as BT878 Hauppauge /dev/video0 in applications, but I get garbage when try to use it. Are you able to help out?

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I tried lspci and the card is detected as: Brookstree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11) and Brookstree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11) –  Enrique Barcelli Aug 27 '13 at 3:30
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I found my mistake, I was not selecting the correct video input for the card, so I was getting the video from an input which didn't have any signal. After the selecting the correct input (composite video in my case) I was able to capture the video.

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