Analog Video Digitizer

USB-Live2: USB video capture and video display for your Windows PC


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

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.

Watch and record live video from your cable or satellite box! USB-Live2 connects to the analog S-Video or composite RCA jacks on most cable and satellite TV boxes, so you can watch cable TV on your PC screen, in a window or full screen. USB-Live2 comes with both the WinTV application (which gives you scheduled recording) plus the Hauppauge Capture application for full screen TV watching. You will change the TV channel with your TV boxes remote control. The quality of the TV picture is not as good as what you would see with the HD PVR 2 model 1512, but for simple TV watching, the USB-Live2 might be the best solution.

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. You can play these MPEG-2 video files in Hauppauge Capture, WinTV, VLC or Windows Media Player. Or you can burn the MPEG-2 recordings onto DVD or CD discs.

Add video clips to your web site The Adobe Media Encoder can input video from USB-Live2 for creating content for websites in many different video formats. 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 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. See

USB-Live 2 Features


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

Record video from analog video sources

USB-Live2 has analog S-Video and composite video inputs, for 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 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 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

Support for Windows and Linux (Ubuntu)

Full 720x480 live video and recording (NTSC)

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

Hauppauge Capture and WinTV v10 applications for Windows are included

Model numbers

Model 00610: USB-Live2 with Hauppauge Capture and the WinTV v10 applications.

Hauppauge Capture can be used to record videos manually. The WinTV v10 application can be used for timed recording and full screen video monitoring. Compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7.

USB-Live2 Specifications

Technical specifications

  • Video digitizer: 720x480 for NTSC, 720x576 for PAL video sources
  • Video source: S-Video or composite video
  • Audio input: left and right stereo audio
  • 50cm USB cable
  • Video capture format: MPEG-2
  • Image capture format: JPEG, BMP

System Requirements

  • PC with 2.8 GHz single-core or multi-core 1.8GHz (or faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10, 8, 7
  • USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
  • Internet connection for software download and activation

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 Gallery

USB-Live2 Videos

The Hauppauge YouTube channel

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 for streaming and recording
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