- New driver for Easycaps with somagic chip
is the light at the end of the tunnel for owners of any Somagic - EasyCAP who want to use it with Linux.
When buying any EasyCAP on the Internet, people cannot figure out, what type of device they will get.
(See the picture and the Devices page on this blog.)
Let's hope that any time soon the Somagic EasyCAPs can be used with Linux as easy as the "real" DC60 devices at present .
- Changes to the easycapdriver
When typing "easycap" into the search field of the gitweb summary of the latest mainline kernel (3.5 -rc2) on kernel.org,
the output shows that some people were recently working on the driver.
Although I cannot interpret the effects of these changes in detail, I think that the driver will become still more stable in future kernel releases.
- Minimal system requirements for the EasyCAP
Piotr from Poland mailed me his success story with his EasyCAP 002 and Zoneminder.
His system data:Celeron 533 MHz, 320MB RAM, Debian Wheezy (alpha) !