Selecting Video Input

Ian Davidson id012c3076 at
Tue Dec 11 06:09:59 PST 2012

Excellent.  That did it.

I can now build that into my script.

On 11/12/2012 13:48, David Röthlisberger wrote:
> On 11 Dec 2012, at 13:35, Ian Davidson wrote:
>> The device is set to /dev/video0.  Looking in /dev, I can see /dev/video0 - but I cannot see anything else relevant.
>> xawtv uses /dev/video0 and then sets the input from "input = Television | Composite1 | S-Video | ..." - but I cannot see how to do that with v4l2src.  I think that it is defaulting to "Television".
> Try using v4l2-ctl to configure your capture card. "v4l2-ctl --help" shows "--get-input" and "--set-input=<num>" which may be what you're looking for.
> On Fedora, at least, v4l2-ctl is provided by the "v4l-utils" package.

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