Mon Mar 30 08:53:02 CEST 2009

This weekend I played around with GStreamer, IVTV Driver and my old PVR350 WinTV TV tuner card. After some trial and error I figured out the magic command line to use to get gstreamer to output live tv:

gst-launch-0.10 filesrc location=/dev/video0 ! decodebin name=d ! queue ! video/x-raw-yuv,width=720,height=576 ! ffmpegcolorspace ! video/x-raw-yuv ! xvimagesink d. ! queue ! audioconvert ! audio/x-raw-int ! alsasink

Maybe I will add ivtv support into Emotion in the coming week.

I also did some poking at a Dino-Lite Portable Digital Microscope. Using the Microdia driver with some minor fixes, like adding the USB ID and fixing a driver crash, I was able to bring it to live. The colors are wrong though. My fixes are already in the Microdia git repository if someone wants to give it a try.