[Techtalk] VHS to DVD

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Wed Jul 18 19:32:20 UTC 2012

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 07:44:54 PM David Sumbler wrote:
> > The Ion gadget outputs raw video, which should be readable by VLC,
> > OpenShot,  and other Linux video and transcoding software. If you can
> > find the details of the file formats these devices output then I can
> > probably be more helpful.>
> > 
> >
> > best,
> > Carla
> Thanks for your helpful reply.  I think I'm missing something fairly
> basic, though.
> When I connect either of the gadgets to the computer, then 'lsusb' shows
> a line such as:
> Bus 001 Device 008: ID eb1a:5051 eMPIA Technology, Inc.
> I have both OpenShot (which I have just downloaded) and VLC, but I can't
> figure out how to get them to read the stream from the USB port.  As I
> said, there is probably some basic step I have omitted here!
> David

I wonder if the V4L wiki will help:


So maybe all you need is V4l, though I haven't figured out the magic VLC 

This really should be do-able.


Carla Schroder
ace Linux nerd
author of Linux Cookbook,
Linux Networking Cookbook,
Book of Audacity

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