What is the most recommended EasyCAP model for recording Wii U gameplay?

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  1. HumbertoTheSunnyFlareFan
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    So i checked on this link: https://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Easycap and there are various versions of the EasyCAP so what is the most recommended EasyCAP model for recording Wii U gameplay which are according to the link i showed you which are:

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    Known Easycap devices
    STK1160 EasyCAP
    For the stk1160 based EasyCAPs exists another article on this wiki with further information.

    It is assumed that the stk1160 based "EasyCAP DC60" ist the "originally" EasyCAP device. This device is sold in different varieties (models) and even under different names like: EzCap, LogiLink, Mumbi, Weltbild, and some more.

    Components Used
    • Syntek STK1160 (USB video bridge)
    • Silan SC8113 or GM7113 (Philips SAA7113 compatible video decoder)
    • AC'97 audio processor (In the 4 inputs model this chip is missing. Audio capturing is done by the STK1160 chips built-in ADC for mono microphone audio recording.)
    Indentification
    # lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e1:0408 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd STK1160 Video Capture Device

    Making it work
    STK1160 based devices are supported (video and audio) under Linux by the easycap kernel module (kernel 2.6.38 and later) and further on by the stk1160 kernel module (kernel 3.7). More information on this wiki: Stk1160

    Audio support
    More information on this wiki: Stk1160#Drivers



    Empia EasyCAP
    The Empia EasyCAP is based on the EM2860 chip from Empia.

    Components Used
    • Empia EM2860 (EM2861 ?) (USB video bridge)
    • Silan SC8113 (Philips SAA7113 compatible video decoder)
    • AC'97 audio processor
    Indentification
    # lsusb
    Bus XXX Device XXX: ID eb1a:2861 eMPIA Technology, Inc.

    Making it work
    EM2860 (EM2861) based devices are supported in Linux by the em28xx kernle module. More information on this wiki: Em28xx_devices

    Audio support
    The em28xx kernel module should create a Em28xx AudioALSA soundcard which can be used for sound capturing.



    Somagic EasyCAP
    The Somagic EasyCAP is based on the SMI-2021 chip from Somagic. It needs a firmware for operation.

    Components Used
    • Somagic SMI-2021CBE (USB video bridge)
    • SAA7113 compatible video decoder
    • Cirrus Logic 5340-CZZ audio processor
    Indentification
    # lsusb
    Bus XXX Device XXX: ID 1c88:0007 Somagic, Inc.
    and after loading the firmware
    # lsusb
    Bus XXX Device XXX: ID 1c88:003c Somagic, Inc. or Bus XXX Device XXX: ID 1c88:003f Somagic, Inc.

    Making it work
    For SMI-2021 based devices exists a proceeding Linux-driver project: easycap-somagic-linux

    More information on this wiki: Somagic

    Audio support
    Audio support is provided by the easycap-somagic-linux driver at an unknown stage.



    USBTV007 EasyCAP
    This EasyCAP is based on a single UTV007 labeled chip.

    This device is sold as "USB video capture QS702" from SHENZHEN FUSHICAI ELECTRONIC CO.,LTD

    lsusb reports

    • Manufacturer: Fushicai
    • Product: usbtv007
    Components Used
    • Single chip: UTV007 A614231.1 1136L1BK
    • Inscriptions on the board: FSC VIDEO DVR
    Indentification
    # lsusb
    Bus XXX Device XXX: ID 1b71:3002

    Full lsusb -v

    Making it work
    Audio support
    As of kernel version 3.19-rc1, the usbtv kernel module should create a USB Audio ALSA soundcard which can be used for sound capturing.

    Kernel modules
    Kernel 3.19-rc1 and above now include the usbtv kernel module that supports both video and audio.

    Kernels between version 3.13-rc5 and 3.19 support video only.

    If you are below kernel version 3.19 and want audio support, you can build the module yourself.

    Userspace drivers
    Work needed
    • Testing and fixing of eventual bugs is very welcome!
    • Audio is currently not supported on the last Linux kernel. Audio is working with the Windows driver (tested on Windows 2000 with the XP driver not on a virtualized computer with a playstation PSX for the video and audio inputs with the software "honestech HD DVR 2.5").
    The Windows driver shipped with the device was for another model. Here's the correct one: http://v3.sk/~lkundrak/usbtv/usbtv-wxp32.zip

    Slides from talk describing setup for reverse-engineering what does the hardware do are available: http://www.slideshare.net/LubomirRintel/usb-reversing"
    what is the most recommended EasyCAP model for recording Wii U gameplay?
     
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    Errm, TL;DR?
     
  3. HumbertoTheSunnyFlareFan
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    What is TL;DR?
     
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    Too long; didn't read. Essentially, summarize your long ass post.
     
  5. Ryccardo

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    Well, the best option is an actual HDMI capture card :)

    Easycaps are low end $10 composite capture cards, more quality is potentially wasted in the double conversion, the wiring, and the card's PCB layout before needing to gearwank on the chipset