Does anyone have a recommendation for a good composite to usb video convertor to use with the HUD in MP? I've got a cheap easycap one but it craps about at a very low frame rate and usually chokes and goes to black screen. I'm guess it can't handle the bandwidth. I'm using a 5.8GHz immersionrc vRx. It just has composite out.

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Hey Steve,

Here the same.., I'm so frustrated when trying see video under HUD. I did four tests with different easycap, but all are crap.

I'm considering build a GCS with a 10,2" LCD... but I really want carry so many devices to the field, is boring pack/unpack everything.

I'm following...  good luck!

I'm using a 10" screen PLHR96 and it's ok but I prefer to use my 27" imac that I'm already running MP on. I'm using minimOSD so would turn off the HUD overlay. Would be perfect to ditch the 10".

So it's possible the bandwidth problem is something in MP or windows and not the convertor? Anyone successfully using video in HUD?

u probably have a fake. Get the real thing and it works fine.

I'm using the STK1160 Grabber from Syntec, which was about $15 from Tiger Direct. It works great in every video capture application I have installed . . . except for Mission Planner, which only lets it run at 5fps, which is completely unflyable. In Ulead Studio (came with the device) I'm getting 30 fps and it looks great. I kind of need the heads up display though. I'm not sure where the 5fps limitation is coming from. The "grabber" can handle 30 just fine. Mission planner will display my laptop webcam at 30fps. Anyone have any thoughts what I could tinker with?

Tip: Show video in VLC at your GCS computer and restream to MJPG into HUD. Perfect! Here is the command line:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" dshow:// :dshow-vdev="Name-of-video-device-in-vlc" :dshow-adev="Name-of-audio-device-in-vlc"  :dshow-caching=100  --sout=#transcode{vcodec=MJPG,vb=2000,fps=25,scale=1,width=352,height=288,acodec=none}:duplicate{dst=http{mux=mpjpeg,dst=:8080/},dst=display} :sout-all :sout-keep

Then right-click HUD and select "Select MJPG source" and enter   http://localhost:8080

Also see my blogpost at:

http://www.diydrones.com/xn/detail/705844:BlogPost:1234094?xg_sourc...

Thanks, that works nicely. Had to have a friend re-fresh my memory on DOS. We saved it as a .bat file, made a shortcut on the desktop . . . solved.

I've been having great results with my ezcap but just using it for video. My audio was going through my fatshark goggles but then I was thinking why can't I get the sound via ezcap? It has audio but how can I access it with MP or can I only use video with MP?

I'm using an imac and it would be great to have the sound come out of it's speakers. Anyone know if it's possible?

MP doesn't setup capture devices for sound. only video.

one way to get around it is an rca lead to 3.5mm jack.

Thanks Michael but the iMac doesn't have a mic input. I was hoping the ezcap could get it into the iMac. Is there any plan to bring audio into MP or do you know of a way I could run a separate audio program to pick up that audio?

Also is it possible to have the video capture settings retained on restart? I'm always selecting my capture card and turning off hud. Would be nice for it to just start up the way it was last quit.

And thanks for all your work on the MP!

The way that Tommy Larsen recommended I use VLC player to stream the video so MP can use it gives me audio - not through Mission Planner, but because VLC is open at the same time it plays to the speakers. I'm doing this on a PC, so I have no idea how to help you with a Mac, but it might work the same way. I'm getting full frame rate video into MP, but it's delayed 3-5 seconds, so it's not useful at all for FPV. To look at later to see what was going on during a flight . . .

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