Analogue Video Digitizer

USB-Live2: Live video and video capture from analog video sources


USB-Live2 has S-Video and Composite video inputs, plus stereo audio

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Watch, capture or record live video from your VCR, camcorder or industrial video camera! USB-Live2 connects to any S-Video or composite video source and brings the video into your PC over USB.

Use USB-Live2 to convert your home video tapes into DVDs! USB-Live2 connects to any S-Video or composite video source and brings the video into your PC over USB. Plug the USB-Live2 into the USB port on your PC, plug the S-Video or composite video cables into your medical, industrial camera, VCR or analog video camera and you're ready to record analog video into your PC. USB-Live2 creates MPEG-2 video files, which can be burnt onto DVD or CD discs.

Xsplit, OBS and the Adobe Media Encoder can receive video from USB-Live2 for live streaming or over the Internet.

Add video clips to your web site: Creative webmasters can incorporate still frame highlights or motion video clips on their web sites!

Use USB-Live2 for desktop publishing: With our WinTV SnapShot function, you can quickly save JPEG images from your video camera.

USB-Live2 is the easiest way to record your old VHS video tapes

USB-Live2 is an external device which connects your VCR, camcorder or video camera to your PC or laptop. Plug the USB-Live2 into the USB port on your PC, plug the S-Video or composite video cables into your VCR or camcorder and you're ready to record your old video tapes to your PC.

USB-Live2 digitizes video using high quality 4:2:2 video sampling at up to 720p for the best analog video quality.

For Ubuntu Linux too

Hauppauge provides a PPA for Ubuntu to make the driver installation easier. Note: only a Linux driver is provided. We do not provide a Linux application with USB-Live2. For more information, see

USB-Live 2 Features


Hauppauge Capture gives USB-Live2 record, trim and YouTube upload functions

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Record video from analogue video sources

USB-Live2 has analog video recording plus live video preview Use USB-Live2 to record your home video tapes, and to archive them on a DVD disk (disk burning software is not included).

USB-Live2 can be used in medical and industrial applications: connect to cameras and other instruments to record still or motion videos.

USB-Live2 has both Windows and Linux drivers. We also can provide a Windows API so you can develop your own video capture or video monitoring application.

Removable industrial A/V cables makes it easy to connect

Leave the USB-Live 2 cables connected to your A/V source while moving the USB-Live2 to a different computer. The A/V cable set attaches to USB-Live2 with a highly secure latching connector.

USB-Live2 supports video up to 720p (NTSC sources) with S-Video, composite video and stereo audio.

Additional removable A/V cables are available from the Hauppauge webstore.

WinTV v10 and Hauppauge Capture are included

  • Hauppauge Capture is the all-in-one recording, trimming and uploading app. Hauppauge Capture gives you timed recording, YouTube upload and stream (YouTube Live streaming and Twitch).
  • Includes Hauppauge's WinTV v10 application with built-in scheduled video recording, so you can record videos and upload to YouTube. USB-Live2 attaches to Windows based laptop and desktop PCs for recording and streaming
  • Hauppauge Capture and WinTV v10 are compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8 and Windows 7 (all versions).

USB-Live2 has a complete set of great features

  • Watch and record full 720x576 live video (PAL analogue with 720x480 for NTSC analogue)
  • Support for Windows and Ubuntu Linux
  • Indicator LEDs showing that USB-Live2 is powered on and a video signal is present
  • Snap and print stills from whatever you're watching (BMP and JPEG supported)
  • Record video clips from your camcorder or VCR to create your own high-impact presentations
  • WinTV v10 and Hauppauge Capture for Windows are included

USB-Live 2 Technical Specifications

  • Video digitizer: 720x480 for NTSC, 720x576 for PAL analogue video sources
  • Video source: S-Video or composite video
  • Audio input: left and right audio
  • 50cm USB cable

System Requirements

  • Minimum processor recommended:
    • 2.8 GHz Intel® P4 or equivalent for recording in MPEG-2
  • Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10, 8, Windows 7
  • USB 2.0 or 3.0 port.
  • Internet connection (for application download and activation)

USB-Live 2 Third Party applications

Adobe Flash Media Encoder Live
Discover Video Media Encoder

Stream your live video, video + screen, or screen-only along with your audio to viewers via the public Internet.

USB-Live2 Model numbers

model 01383: USB-Live2 with English manual

Included in the box

  • USB-Live2
  • Audio/Video input cable
  • WinTV v10 application (download)
  • Hauppauge Capture application (download) for recording, trimming your videos and uploading your videos
  • Quick Installation Guide

USB-Live2 Gallery

USB-Live2 Videos

How to setup USB-Live2
in WinTV v10
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Hauppauge Capture and USB-Live2
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USB-Live2 with OBS
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