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I'm looking for a video capture board that works in Ubuntu without a lot of painful configuration or hassles.

I'm looking for an external USB-2.0 based capture board and I would prefer one with an onboard MPEG-encoder.

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Hauppauge HD-PVR solves your problem if you're dealing with analog video. It works as V4L2 device with USB interface.


  • Video
    • composite
    • s-video
    • component video (480i/p, 720p, 1080i)
  • Audio
    • Analog stereo
    • s/pdif


  • H.264
  • MPEG-2

More info:

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The list of supported chipsets is at Anything that uses one of those video chips will work.

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