Setting Up The Driver

The following worked for me. First get the source for the driver:

$ svn co syntekdriver ; cd syntekdriver

There are some dependencies to get sorted out:

$ sudo apt-get ctags

There might be another, but it’s obvious Then compile it:

$ make -f Makefile.standalone

Load the this video driver if it’s not loaded already:

$ sudo modprobe videodev

Now try loading the module you just compiled:

$ insmod stk11xx.ko

Ideally dmesg should show something like:

[ 9309.880242] stk11xx: Syntek USB2.0 Capture device is ready
[ 9309.880353] stk11xx: Syntek USB2.0 Camera is now controlling video device /dev/video0

Using EasyCap For Video Input

Plugged a VCR’s video cable (RCA to RCA) into the yellow jack and did this:

$ mplayer tv://

Worked fine with no other parameters however someone reports success with:

mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=720:height=576:outfmt=uyvy:device=/dev/video0

Adding Sound

The video driver works but the sound input doesn’t seem to easily. It might be registered as a different device, but I didn’t notice that and it’s definitely not integrated into the video device.

The solution was to just use the mic input and an RC to 3mm stereo male from a digital camera junk. This way, the analog video source (VCR, Wii, etc) sends video to the EasyCap, but audio goes to a more traditional audio capture and is managed in the normal way, volume controls work as normal.

Here is a suggested command approach to capture dsp as audio which might be useful when dubbing things from the analog signal (ripping VHS tapes, etc).:

$ mencoder tv:// -tv driver=v4l:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0:forceaudio:adevice=/dev/dsp:outfmt=uyvy:fps=30 -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -o video.avi