Help with BT878 Card

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keybored
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Help with BT878 Card

Post by keybored » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:05 pm

I'm configuring a new surveillance server for a non-profit, using the capture card from a defunct Windows Server. The original documentation is now missing, but from lspci and searching the forums, I'm pretty sure it is an "I-View CP-1400AS" from this post, as it also describes the current issue - only video from channel 3 is working. I've tried setting up a bttv.conf in modprobe.d, trying an array of card #'s (0 being the initially detected card #, 10, 77) flipping the options on and off, and rechecking after modprobe, with no success. I ensured that V4L_MULTI_BUFFER is set to off, but I think this is an issue with camera mod config, as I don't get any image from the other channels in other programs like xawtv, VLC, OBS. I'd appreciate some help in other steps to take to troubleshoot this before I give in and install the old software on windows :cry:

Some Specs:
Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Zoneminder Version: v.1.32.1

lspci:
03:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
Subsystem: Device 8281:55aa
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at d0001000 (32-bit, prefetchable) size=4K
Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: bttv
Kernel modules: bttv

v4l-info:
### v4l2 device info [/dev/video0] ###
general info
VIDIOC_QUERYCAP
driver : "bttv"
card : "BT878 video ( *** UNKNOWN/GENER"
bus_info : "PCI:0000:03:01.0"
version : 4.15.18
capabilities : 0x85200015 [VIDEO_CAPTURE,VIDEO_OVERLAY,VBI_CAPTURE,?,READWRITE,STREAMING,(null)]

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