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* Most of them have input cables labelled CVBS, S-VIDEO, AUDIO(L), AUDIO(R).
 
* Most of them have input cables labelled CVBS, S-VIDEO, AUDIO(L), AUDIO(R).
 
* Some models do have 4 yellow input cables (CVBS) labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and one white unlabelled audio cable.
 
* Some models do have 4 yellow input cables (CVBS) labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and one white unlabelled audio cable.
 
  
 
== Indentify your device before buying ==
 
== Indentify your device before buying ==
It is hard to identify the chipset of any EasyCAP device before buying because most onlineshops do not mention in the technical data the chipset of the device.
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It is hard to identify the chipset of any EasyCAP device before buying because most onlineshops do not mention in the provided technical data the chipset of the device.
[http://www.logilink.de/showproduct/VG0001.htm Example where the chipset is declared]
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[http://www.logilink.de/showproduct/VG0001.htm Example from logilik.de where the chipset is declared]
 
=== Installationinstructions for Windows ===
 
=== Installationinstructions for Windows ===
 
[[File:windows-installer.png|right|150px]]If the chipset is not mentioned in device specifications on the website, one way to figure out the chipset inside the EaysCAP is to read through the installationinstructions for Windows (if provided for download).  
 
[[File:windows-installer.png|right|150px]]If the chipset is not mentioned in device specifications on the website, one way to figure out the chipset inside the EaysCAP is to read through the installationinstructions for Windows (if provided for download).  
 
Screenshots of the windowsinstaller often reveal the devicename.
 
Screenshots of the windowsinstaller often reveal the devicename.
  
== STK1160 EasyCAP ==
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* STK1160 EasyCAP is in Windows: '''(Syntek) STK1160''' or '''STK1150'''
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* Empia EasyCAP is in Windows: '''USB 2861 Device''' or '''EMP'''
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* Somagic EasyCAP is in Windows: '''SM-USB 007''' or '''SMI Grabber Device'''
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== Known EasyCAP devices ==
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=== STK1160 EasyCAP ===
 
For the [[stk1160]] based EasyCAPs exists another article on this wiki with further information!
 
For the [[stk1160]] based EasyCAPs exists another article on this wiki with further information!
  
 
It is assumed that the stk1160 based "EasyCAP DC60" ist the "originally" EasyCAP device. This device is sold in three different varieties (models) and even under different names like: LogiLink, Mumbi, Weltbild, and some more.
 
It is assumed that the stk1160 based "EasyCAP DC60" ist the "originally" EasyCAP device. This device is sold in three different varieties (models) and even under different names like: LogiLink, Mumbi, Weltbild, and some more.
  
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==== Indentify after buying ====
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USB ID '''05e1:0408'''
  
=== Indentify after buying ===
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'''lsusb''' reports:
  
=== Linux support ===
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  Bus 001 Device 002: ID  Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd STK1160 Video Capture Device
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==== Linux support ====
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STK1160 based devices are supported (video and audio) on Linux  (kernel 2.6.38 and later). More information: [[stk1160]]
  
 
== Empia EasyCAP ==
 
== Empia EasyCAP ==
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The Empia EasyCAP is based on the
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==== Indentify after buying ====
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USB ID '''05e1:0408'''
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'''lsusb''' reports:
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  Bus 001 Device 002: ID  Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd STK1160 Video Capture Device
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==== Linux support ====
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STK1160 based devices are supported (video and audio) on Linux  (kernel 2.6.38 and later). More information: [[stk1160]]
  
  
 
== Somagic EasyCAP ==
 
== Somagic EasyCAP ==

Revision as of 11:24, 14 August 2012

Easycap-clones.jpeg
Many USB video capture devices are sold as EasyCAP, but EasyCAP is not a companys or brand name.

This name is used for some completly hardware different cheap clones of this USB analogue audio- and videocapturedevice which are vastly sold in onlineshops.

This article describes, how to identify the chipset of the known EasyCAP devices and if they are supported/ working on Linux.

Common technical features of "all" EaysCAP devices

  • All the EasyCAP devices and clones need a USB 2.0 connection.
  • They can capture analogue video up to 720x576 px (PAL) or 720x480 px (NTSC) and
  • stereosound up to 48000 Hz sampling rate (or only 8000 Hz mono on some models where the ac97 chip is missing)
  • Most of them have input cables labelled CVBS, S-VIDEO, AUDIO(L), AUDIO(R).
  • Some models do have 4 yellow input cables (CVBS) labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and one white unlabelled audio cable.

Indentify your device before buying

It is hard to identify the chipset of any EasyCAP device before buying because most onlineshops do not mention in the provided technical data the chipset of the device. Example from logilik.de where the chipset is declared

Installationinstructions for Windows

Windows-installer.png
If the chipset is not mentioned in device specifications on the website, one way to figure out the chipset inside the EaysCAP is to read through the installationinstructions for Windows (if provided for download).

Screenshots of the windowsinstaller often reveal the devicename.

  • STK1160 EasyCAP is in Windows: (Syntek) STK1160 or STK1150
  • Empia EasyCAP is in Windows: USB 2861 Device or EMP
  • Somagic EasyCAP is in Windows: SM-USB 007 or SMI Grabber Device

Known EasyCAP devices

STK1160 EasyCAP

For the stk1160 based EasyCAPs exists another article on this wiki with further information!

It is assumed that the stk1160 based "EasyCAP DC60" ist the "originally" EasyCAP device. This device is sold in three different varieties (models) and even under different names like: LogiLink, Mumbi, Weltbild, and some more.

Indentify after buying

USB ID 05e1:0408

lsusb reports:

 Bus 001 Device 002: ID  Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd STK1160 Video Capture Device

Linux support

STK1160 based devices are supported (video and audio) on Linux (kernel 2.6.38 and later). More information: stk1160

Empia EasyCAP

The Empia EasyCAP is based on the

Indentify after buying

USB ID 05e1:0408

lsusb reports:

 Bus 001 Device 002: ID  Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd STK1160 Video Capture Device

Linux support

STK1160 based devices are supported (video and audio) on Linux (kernel 2.6.38 and later). More information: stk1160


Somagic EasyCAP