How can I access video tape under FBSD?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Apr 16 20:11:19 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 08:28:30PM +0200, Frank Wißmann wrote:
> Hi, folks!
> I have bought for myself a taperecorder-to-usb-connector, which I wrote in 
> /etc/usbd.conf as following:
> Device  "Video tape"
> Product "0x2821"
> Vendor  "0xeb1a"

Neither the vendor nor the device are listed in
/usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usbdevs. That does not bode well.
> Now I want to move all of my archived video tapes to harddisk/DVD. How can 
> I perform this, that means how can I access my tape recorder,

You'll need a device driver. Since the device is not listed in the known
devices list, I doubt whether one exists for FreeBSD.

> put the files 
> onto HD and view it, meaning what kind of program is capable of doing so? 
> Mplayer would be fine because I have it just installed>

Mencoder can convert video to different formats. Ports like
multimedia/dvdauthor can help you to create DVD content, and
sysutils/dvd+rw-tools can help you to burn it.

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