[linux-elitists] USB knobs and buttons.

Joakim Ziegler joakim@avmaria.com
Thu Jul 31 01:14:00 PDT 2003

Thanks for advice and pointers. It seems there are quite a few different
ways to achieve what I want. Since I was bored, and thought maybe
someone else might be interested in a quick summary of the findings, I
put together a page:


(Ultra-quick summary: There's lots of cool hardware that works)

Another fun question to ponder: Are there good, reasonably priced, Linux
controllable video matrix switchers out there? JWZ uses one at the DNA
Lounge, described at 
but it's controlled by serial port, and can only do about one switch per
second, which sucks quite a lot. I'm slightly surprised noone's put this
functionality on a PCI card with a breakout box or something, really. OR
just any switcher that works reasonably well, with low latency, and in
the 4x2-8x4 size range, S-video, firewire, or combinations thereof.

I fear I'm straying off topic for the list now, but recommendations from
others is one of the best ways to figure this stuff out.

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