I've used the USB live2 stick for displaying analog (tv) video on Linux, when I was still on Ubuntu Lucid. Things worked ok back then, so kept the card. Then in a flash of non-inspiration, the "update-manager" appeared and I upgraded to the most recent version. The drivers immediately stopped working and these were pretty special at the time, because I compiled them to get it to work.
I use this stick in combination with a a GoPro HD camera, which in the same timeline I did the Ubuntu upgrade was upgraded to new firmware, which allowed it to stream TV out at the same time as recording video. Great feature! Unfortunately, since the new firmware allowed configuration settings for PAL, I decided to change that along with it. This appeared the real problem for the driver problems.
On Windows the driver is getting its output and all the lights work. So I figured it must've been a driver problem. Turns out that when I configure the GoPro camera to use the NTSC standard instead, I am getting output on Ubuntu Maverick and a decent one at that. For some reason, it appears as if the combination of the driver with PAL and GoPro output is incompatible with one another.
So, if you have a GoPro, attempt to use this together with USB Live2, try changing settings to NTSC instead and see if you get output that way. By the way, I'm using this in combination with an analog video receiver and yes, the same problems apply!
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