Black screen when using capture card Avermedia Live Gamer Ultra-Video (GC553)


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Hi people! I'm trying to use this capture card, but with no success.
On windows, it works only in ReCentral, but not in OBS.

That is the result of the command `v4l2-ctl --list-formats`:

$ v4l2-ctl --list-formats
        Type: Video Capture

        [0]: 'YUYV' (YUYV 4:2:2)
        [1]: 'YV12' (Planar YVU 4:2:0)
        [2]: 'NV12' (Y/CbCr 4:2:0)
        [3]: 'BGR3' (24-bit BGR 8-8-8)
        [4]: '' (30313050-0000-0010-8000-00aa003)

I've attached my logs from when I was trying to use and configure the capture card.
Any thoughts how to solve it?


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New test results:
On Windows, if I remove USB and put it again, then open OBS, it works like a charm.

On Linux, the best I could get was audio working fine. Video is still black screen.
I did get once one frame from my source, but that was it. The log is the same as posted before :\


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Ok, I finally did make it work properly!

First, you just need to configure capture card audio and video on OBS. In my case, I used those configurations:

Screenshot from 2021-05-25 18-23-26.png

Then: close OBS, disconnect the capture card from USB, connect it again, and open OBS. If still not working, close / open OBS again.
Sometimes is needed to change some configuration to make OBS "woke up", like changing the Video Format.

But it works now!

Thanks in advance to @Tarulia (OBS on Discord) who wrote this feedback:

The feedback helped me to realize that I just needed to unplug / plug again the capture card, and now everything works like a charm on Linux! :D