Hauppauge Colossus Linux Driver


The Kernel Labs Linux driver for Hauppauge Colossus allows for the deployment of the Hauppauge Colossus in desktop, server, or datacenters.

Because of its support for a variety of video interface types and PCIe formfactor, it is well suited for inclusion in high-density capture environments.

Hauppauge Colossus


  • H.264 encoder with AAC audio encoding
  • AC3 Audio Passthrough via optical or 
HDMI interface
  • Automatic resolution and framerate 
detection Configurable bitrate up to 20 Mbps
  • Support for all inputs supported by the hardware (HDMI, component, composite)
  • Support for all resolutions/framerates provided by the hardware
  • Component video and optical audio passthrough enabled (to connect to an external display)
  • Support for multiple cards installed in a single server

Application compatibility

  • Uses the standard Video4Linux API
  • Gstreamer
  • VLC
  • Mplayer
  • Xine
  • V4l2-ctl

Supported Linux distributions

  • Red Hat
  • Fedora
  • Ubuntu

Hauppauge Colossus

Supported Resolutions

  • 1920x1080i/60
  • 1920x1080i/50
  • 1280x720p/60
  • 1280x720p/50
  • 640x480i/60
  • 640x480i/50

System Requirements

  • Intel x86 or x86/64 based PC
  • PCIe 1x slot
  • Supported Linux distribution


  • Currently shipping
  • Site licenses available
  • Redistribution license available

Contact Us

  • Email: sales [at] kernellabs [dot] com
  • Phone: +1.646.355.8490
  • Kernel Labs, Inc.
  • PO Box 745

  • St. James, NY 11780-2223

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