Capturing video with Intel Smart Video Recorder III

David Wassman dmwassman at
Tue Jun 14 03:44:43 GMT 2005

Please help. I am having some difficulty in capturing video with this 
card. I have compiled a new kernel with the bktr driver. I have tried 

nuvrec -n -V /dev/bktr0 -A /dev/dsp0.0 test

I get sound but just a blue screen. No video.

I have also tried ffmpeg:

ffmpeg -vd /dev/bktr0 -ad /dev/dsp0.0 test.mpg

I get an unusable file.

Is there a more appropriate program to capture video with this card (as 
it doesn't have a tuner) or is there a setting I have missed to setup?

Here is my dmesg and kernel config.

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FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Mon Jun 13 22:04:43 EDT 2005
    root at
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (398.27-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x651  Stepping = 1
real memory  = 268435456 (256 MB)
avail memory = 257208320 (245 MB)
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
acpi0: <PTLTD   RSDT> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x8008-0x800b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU (3 Cx states)> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> mem 
0xe0000000-0xefffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 UDMA33 controller> port 
0x1000-0x100f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 7.1 on pci0
ata0: channel #0 on atapci0
ata1: channel #1 on atapci0
uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0x1020-0x103f irq 
9 at device 7.2 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pci0: <bridge> at device 7.3 (no driver attached)
xl0: <3Com 3c905-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0x1040-0x107f irq 10 at 
device 13.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on xl0
nsphy0: <DP83840 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
nsphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
xl0: Ethernet address: 00:10:4b:2e:de:ad
pcm0: <CMedia CMI8738> port 0x1400-0x14ff irq 11 at device 14.0 on pci0
sis0: <NatSemi DP8381[56] 10/100BaseTX> port 0x1800-0x18ff mem 
0xd0000000-0xd0000fff irq 5 at device 15.0 on pci0
sis0: Silicon Revision: DP83816A
miibus1: <MII bus> on sis0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus1
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
sis0: Ethernet address: 00:09:5b:8e:09:e1
bktr0: <BrookTree 848A> mem 0xd0001000-0xd0001fff irq 9 at device 16.0 
on pci0
bktr0: Intel Smart Video III/VideoLogic Captivator PCI, <no> tuner.
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
fdc0: <floppy drive controller> port 0x3f7,0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on 
sio0: type 16550A
ppc0: <ECP parallel printer port> port 0x778-0x77f,0x378-0x37f irq 7 drq 
3 on acpi0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/8 bytes threshold
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
sio1: type 16550A
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 
0xe4000-0xeffff,0xe0000-0xe3fff,0xc0000-0xcafff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
unknown: <Telepath for Windows with x2> can't assign resources (irq)
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 398270801 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
ad0: 4892MB <QUANTUM Fireball EL5.1A/A08.0000> [10602/15/63] at 
ata0-master UDMA33
ad1: 19470MB <MAXTOR 4K020H1/A08.1500> [39560/16/63] at ata0-slave UDMA33
acd0: CDROM <FX320S/q01> at ata1-master PIO4
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

kernel config:

machine        i386
cpu        I686_CPU
ident        VIDKERN

# To statically compile in device wiring instead of /boot/device.hints
#hints        "GENERIC.hints"        # Default places to look for devices.

options     SCHED_4BSD        # 4BSD scheduler
options     INET            # InterNETworking
options     INET6            # IPv6 communications protocols
options     FFS            # Berkeley Fast Filesystem
options     SOFTUPDATES        # Enable FFS soft updates support
options     UFS_ACL            # Support for access control lists
options     UFS_DIRHASH        # Improve performance on big directories
options     MD_ROOT            # MD is a potential root device
options     NFSCLIENT        # Network Filesystem Client
options     NFSSERVER        # Network Filesystem Server
options     NFS_ROOT        # NFS usable as /, requires NFSCLIENT
options     MSDOSFS            # MSDOS Filesystem
options     CD9660            # ISO 9660 Filesystem
options     PROCFS            # Process filesystem (requires PSEUDOFS)
options     PSEUDOFS        # Pseudo-filesystem framework
options     GEOM_GPT        # GUID Partition Tables.
options     COMPAT_43        # Compatible with BSD 4.3 [KEEP THIS!]
options     COMPAT_FREEBSD4        # Compatible with FreeBSD4
#options     SCSI_DELAY=15000    # Delay (in ms) before probing SCSI
options     KTRACE            # ktrace(1) support
options     SYSVSHM            # SYSV-style shared memory
options     SYSVMSG            # SYSV-style message queues
options     SYSVSEM            # SYSV-style semaphores
options     _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING # POSIX P1003_1B real-time 
options     KBD_INSTALL_CDEV    # install a CDEV entry in /dev
options     AHC_REG_PRETTY_PRINT    # Print register bitfields in debug
                    # output.  Adds ~128k to driver.
options     AHD_REG_PRETTY_PRINT    # Print register bitfields in debug
                    # output.  Adds ~215k to driver.
options     ADAPTIVE_GIANT        # Giant mutex is adaptive.

device        apic            # I/O APIC

# Bus support.  Do not remove isa, even if you have no isa slots
device        isa
device        eisa
device        pci

# Floppy drives
device        fdc

# ATA and ATAPI devices
device        ata
device        atadisk        # ATA disk drives
device        ataraid        # ATA RAID drives
device        atapicd        # ATAPI CDROM drives
device        atapifd        # ATAPI floppy drives
options     ATA_STATIC_ID    # Static device numbering

# atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse
device        atkbdc        # AT keyboard controller
device        atkbd        # AT keyboard
device        psm        # PS/2 mouse

device        vga        # VGA video card driver

device        splash        # Splash screen and screen saver support

# syscons is the default console driver, resembling an SCO console
device        sc

device        agp        # support several AGP chipsets

# Floating point support - do not disable.
device        npx

# Add suspend/resume support for the i8254.
device        pmtimer

# Serial (COM) ports
device        sio        # 8250, 16[45]50 based serial ports

# Parallel port
device        ppc
device        ppbus        # Parallel port bus (required)
device        lpt        # Printer
device        plip        # TCP/IP over parallel
device        ppi        # Parallel port interface device
#device        vpo        # Requires scbus and da

# PCI Ethernet NICs that use the common MII bus controller code.
# NOTE: Be sure to keep the 'device miibus' line in order to use these NICs!
device        miibus        # MII bus support
device        sis        # Silicon Integrated Systems SiS 900/SiS 7016
device        xl        # 3Com 3c90x (``Boomerang'', ``Cyclone'')

# Pseudo devices.
device        loop        # Network loopback
device        mem        # Memory and kernel memory devices
device        io        # I/O device
device        random        # Entropy device
device        ether        # Ethernet support
device        sl        # Kernel SLIP
device        ppp        # Kernel PPP
device        tun        # Packet tunnel.
device        pty        # Pseudo-ttys (telnet etc)
device        md        # Memory "disks"
device        gif        # IPv6 and IPv4 tunneling
device        faith        # IPv6-to-IPv4 relaying (translation)

# The `bpf' device enables the Berkeley Packet Filter.
# Be aware of the administrative consequences of enabling this!
# Note that 'bpf' is required for DHCP.
device        bpf        # Berkeley packet filter

# USB support
device        uhci        # UHCI PCI->USB interface
device        ohci        # OHCI PCI->USB interface
device        ehci        # EHCI PCI->USB interface (USB 2.0)
device        usb        # USB Bus (required)
#device        udbp        # USB Double Bulk Pipe devices
device        ugen        # Generic
device        uhid        # "Human Interface Devices"
device        ukbd        # Keyboard
device        ulpt        # Printer
device        ums        # Mouse

#Video Capture Support
device        bktr
device        iicbus
device        iicbb
device        smbus
options        OVERRIDE_TUNER=0

#Sound Conf
device        sound
device        snd_cmi

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