This page is for things related to using the Winnov Videum line of video capture cards on the Linux operating system. In particular, Video for Linux Two drivers for Videum cards (and Philips EasyVideo).
There are two video capture drivers, one for the ISA and PCI cards, and another driver for the PCMCIA Videum Traveler camera. The Traveler driver is available at another site. See below.
There is an audio capture and playback driver that works with the
cards, and some ISA cards.
If you would like to use the drivers, download by clicking on a link below. I suggest taking a peek at the readme file before downloading. Note that there is a different version of the driver for Linux kernel versions 2.2.x and for kernel versions 2.4.x.
These video capture drivers use the
|V4L2 Videum ISA/PCI video capture driver||wnv20010429.tgz||2001-04-29 (48KB)|
|Videum PCI AV audio driver||wnvaud19990921.tgz||1999-09-21 (10KB)|
|README file for video capture driver||README||Kernel 2.2.x|
|All driver versions||Winnov FTP directory||Kernel 2.2.x|
|V4L2 Videum ISA/PCI audio and video capture drivers||videum-20020910.tgz||2002-09-10 (63KB)|
|README file for drivers||README||Kernel 2.4.x|
|All driver versions||FTP directory||Kernel 2.4.x|
Log of changes and bug fixes.
Download videodev*.tgz from here.
Download wnvaud*.tgz (if you want audio support)
Unpack videodev*.tgz in /usr/src/linux
Unpack wnv*.tgz in /usr/src/linux/drivers/char
Unpack wnvaud*.tgz in /usr/src/linux/drivers/sound (if you want audio)
Edit your kernel configuration if needed to enable Video for Linux as a module.
Edit the makefiles in /usr/src/linux/drivers/char and ../sound as needed.
Build modules and kernel if needed.
Edit /etc/modules.conf to configure the module parameters and enable automatic module loading.
Make the /dev/... device nodes.
See the readme files in the packages for the details.
Installation Example for Kernel 2.2.
Notes from installing the Winnov drivers and RealProducer and RealServer on a RedHat 6.2 system.
Download and install videodevX from
Note that I developed this driver myself. Winnov did not develop it, and they do not know anything about it, except that it exists. Winnov helped me with this project by providing me with Videum cards, and some driver source and technical assistance.
If you have problems, questions, comments, you can
Drivers for the PCMCIA Videum Traveler
This driver is based on my ISA/PCI card driver, but was developed at the University of Michigan. See their page at
Here is a copy of the U-Mich driver for kernel 2.2.x on my FTP server.
Here is a copy of the U-Mich driver for kernel 2.4.x on my FTP server.