[MPlayer-users] xawtv can play from USB2 capture card, but mplayer cannot

Nick Koretsky nick_koretsky at ukr.net
Mon Jul 7 09:47:03 CEST 2014

On Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:53:41 -0700
Marc MERLIN <marc_mplayer at merlins.org> wrote:

> xawtv, now more than 15 years old :) can play from it without problems.
> legolas:~$ mplayer /dev/video1
> I understand I don't have a great capture card, but if it works with
> xawtv, I'm hopeful it could/should work with mplayer too :)

You are using wrong mplayer command. The right way to play v4l with mplayer
mplayer tv:// --tv=[options] 

  Nick Koretsky (nick.koretsky at gmail.com)

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