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

Marc MERLIN marc_mplayer at merlins.org
Thu Jul 10 19:29:53 CEST 2014

On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 10:47:03AM +0300, Nick Koretsky wrote:
> 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
> is:
> mplayer tv:// --tv=[options] 

So I had tried it but it didn't work. Turns out I was using the wrong
 mplayer tv:// -tv device=/dev/video1:input=1:norm=0
made this work for me.

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