I bought https://www.roxio.com/en/products/easy-vhs-to-dvd/standard/ with the goal of converting VHS tapes to a digital format.

https://superuser.com/questions/234026/video-from-vhs-via-usb-capture-device-on-linux seems to imply that I should be looking for a V4L2 device. (I assume something like /dev/vbio)

$ dmesg | tail

[241892.285109] usb 1-9: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[241892.428076] usb 1-9: New USB device found, idVendor=1b80, idProduct=e31d, bcdDevice= 1.00
[241892.428081] usb 1-9: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[241892.428085] usb 1-9: Product: Roxio Video Capture USB
[241892.428088] usb 1-9: SerialNumber: 11111111111111111111
[241892.500539] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio

At this point, I have not gotten what I expected.

https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/31672172#31672172 seems to imply this problem has been solved.

What's missing? How do I connect this to VLC?

--- EDIT 1 ---

https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/RoxioEasyVHStoDVD#Making_it_Work implies I need em28xx.

$ sudo modprobe em28xx

unplug usb, replug usb

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1b80:e31d Afatech 

$ dmesg | grep em28xx
[246616.297845] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx

From https://superuser.com/questions/234026/video-from-vhs-via-usb-capture-device-on-linux, I was expecting dmesg to give me multiple entries, and again, the device.

--- EDIT 2 ---

The audio does seem to work.

$ arecord -l
card 2: USB [Roxio Video Capture USB], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Unfortunately, I've concluded that this doesn't work and likely never will. If you haven't this device yet, and you need it to work with Linux: don't buy it.

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