Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Could not initialize the capture device - EasyCAP DC60 Video Capture

I purchased a USB EasyCap DC60 Video Capture Adapter + Software for my parents to convert a load of home video tapes to digital for permanent storage.  This device is cheap - you can buy it online for around $10 USD and encodes great digital video in a variety of popular formats.



After the EasyCAP dongle arrived in the mail, I installed the Honestech HD DVR 2.5 software which came on the EasyCAP CD shipped with the device.  This software is used for recording video coming through the EasyCAP USB dongle and encoding it to a digital format you configure.  As for the driver for the EasyCAP DC60 Video Capture Adapter, the CD did not contain any driver files.

Windows 7 64bit automatically scanned its online driver repository for an appropriate driver and ended up detecting the EasyCAP dongle as a "Usbtv007" device.  The driver which Windows 7 64bit detected and installed was the incorrect driver and as a result, when attempting to open the Honestech HD DVR 2.5 software the following error was experienced:

Could not initialize the capture device


I spent over an hour on the Internet trolling through dodgy websites attempting to find a driver that works with Windows 7 x64 however none of the drivers downloaded matched the vendor and hardware ID's of the EasyCAP DC60 Video Capture Adapter which for my model are:

USB\VID_1B71&PID_3002&REV_0100
USB\VID_1B71&PID_3002


When I was about to give up, I stumbled across a forum thread which had a link to a driver download.  The forum thread wasn't in English so it was hard to make out however I know a download link when I see one.  This driver I downloaded matched the VID_1B71&PID_3002 Hardware ID's of the device.  I installed this driver and Walla - it worked!

To save someone the pain I went through to obtain a working driver for this device, I uploaded the driver which you can download from the following link below:

https://sites.google.com/site/cbblogspotfiles/UVG-002_driver-EasyCAP DC60.zip

Note: This ZIP contains both the 32bit and 64bit drivers.

When you install this driver the EasyCAP device will appear in Device Manager as OEM Capture.  Make sure you have the above Hardware ID's on your device before attempting to use this driver which can also be viewed in Device Manager.

Lastly if you have a Webcam, I recommend disabling the Webcam driver in Device Manager if you cannot easily disconnect it as the Honestech HD DVR 2.5 software can communicate with the Webcam instead of the EasyCAP device - at least that is what happened with me!

Hope this blog post saves someone the pain I went through!

22 comments:

  1. Hi

    I have the same problem and i am unsure of how to install the new drivers

    plz help

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  2. Hi David,

    You need to go to Device Manager, find the unknown device, right click on it and "Update Driver Software". From there you need to select the driver I have included above once it is extracted.

    Regards,
    Clint

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  3. On XP, after running the install program on the CD and then connecting the EasyCap, I too had to Disable the Webcam before my external video was recognized. I am running across problem where whenever I boot up with USB CD drive AND EasyCap both connected I get the "Could not initialize" message. Seems as though with only EasyCap connected it starts just fine.

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  4. Yes I had this issue as well, you cannot have a Webcam connected and in the event it is a built in webcam, ensure you disable the webcam in Device Manager prior to using EasyCap.

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  5. Hi Clint,

    I had the exact same problem, the same Hardware ID's, the lot. I uninstalled all the software, remove the OEM Capture driver from Device Manager and reboot, After reboot, copy the content from the CD to my Desktop and replace my folder "ATV007_Win7_64" with the one with the same name in Drivers folder. Install without any error message and appear in Device Manager as USB Video Capture Device. I have a webcam Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 and both appear in Honestech HD DVR 2.5 software. I can choose without Disabling the webcam. Prior to found your blog, I had to boot my WIN 7 with the option Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.

    Thanks for the drivers.
    Regards from Portugal,
    Mario Rui

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  6. Dear Clint,

    Thank you for saving me time and braincells! The drivers worked! Have a nice day. Dan.

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  7. Dear Clint,
    I went to the website mentioned and downloaded the software, which came as a LIB file. I THEN had to download 7ZIP FILE MANAGER to
    enable me to download the LIB files. It appeared on my desktop as 7z938.
    When having done THAT, there was still no OEM Capture listing in the DEVICE MANAGER, and the HONESTECH HD DVR 2.5 is still
    saying "could not initialize capture device" CAN YOU POSSIBLY HELP?

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  8. Dear Clint,
    I went to the website mentioned and downloaded the software, which came as a LIB file. I THEN had to download 7ZIP FILE MANAGER to
    enable me to download the LIB files. It appeared on my desktop as 7z938.
    When having done THAT, there was still no OEM Capture listing in the DEVICE MANAGER, and the HONESTECH HD DVR 2.5 is still
    saying "could not initialize capture device" CAN YOU POSSIBLY HELP?

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  10. How do I run an .sys driver on windows 7? How do I do whatever I need to do for this to work once I have downloaded this .zip folder?

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  11. Thanks for the driver. It works great!!

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  12. You are a saver.I google about two days trying to make this thing work.I must have downloaded about a dozen drivers but only yours gave me that smile of sucess.
    Thank you for your time to search and share!!
    John from Athens,Greece

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  13. THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOU!! Finally someone who actually knows how to fix this! :-)

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  14. Thank you very much for finding and posting this driver.

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  17. Thank you very much!

    I also uploaded the drivers and the whole installation-CD to my website, if somebody needs it:
    http://anwald.com/share/EasyCAP_USBVID_1B71&PID_3002_Driver.7z
    http://anwald.com/share/EasyCAP_USBVID_1B71&PID_3002_FullCD.7z

    Best regards
    Mischa

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  18. Please help me! I am still getting this fucking error message "This version cannot support a hardware endocing capture device" and after that I'll get "Could not initialize the capture device". Furthermore I can't see USB\VID_1B71&PID_3002&REV_0100 neither USB\VID_1B71&PID_3002 in OEM Device in device manager. Other programs won't help either. Can't see any of the camera's footage no matter what settings or programs I use. How the fuck I can get this stupid Easy Cap to work? It seems like suddenly it gives me this stupid warning message and broke. What a shitload of fuck. When I try manually to update driver shit in device manager it says "up to date". I've tried many time uninstalling the drivers, programs.. Disconnecting shit, switching usb ports. None of these methods work. Please help me. I am about to burn this motherfucking device with gasoline... FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKK!K!!!

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