Tony - as you observe, this thread is not about software but setting up video capture hardware. However, if you want info on PACPL try http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=712064
. Not sure about the right click
bit - perhaps in vlc. Ripping/converting audio from video files is not an envisaged need for me.
Anyway. continuing my saga, I think everything is now installed correctly except...
be entered after each boot (and if so could it be automated)?
Is somagic-capture -c
also necessary each time? All that seems do is invoke a continuous stream of characters. Does that represent a video stream?
Either way, although everything else seems to be ok, the easycap (smi grabber) is still not made available in vlc or guvcview?