Tv card software?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 24Seven, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. 24Seven

    24Seven Guest

    Hey all, can anyone recommend some decent tv card software for use with a WinTV Go card. Ive tried the software that they provide you with and frankly its rubbish. Ive also tried some software called DScaler which gives better pictures, bit too advanced for me though :) Id be using it mainly to watch tv, record and capture video from my regular camcorder.

    1.8ghz
    512MB RD RAM
    80gb 7200rpm hdd
    geforce3 ti 200
    WinTV Go
    Audigy platinum EX
    Win Xp

    incase you need to know.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    hi:

    i use powervcr

    i have an ati value edition capture card and a zoltrix capture card (higher quality)

    both work fine with this great program


    Real-Time MPEG-1/2 Digital Video and TV Recording Software
    PowerVCR II 3.0 Deluxe can turn your PC into a TV and digital video recording center. It lets you record your favorite TV programs, via a TV Tuner card and save them in either VCD or DVD quality. You can also record video from numerous DV and analog sources. It comes with numerous advanced features like Instant TV Replay and Multi-Channel Preview, which will give you total control over the recording process. PowerVCR II 3.0 Deluxe also comes with PowerDVD.

    i dont install any ati applications
    only the basic drivers and use this program and its great

    http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/products/product_main.jsp?ProdId=20



    egghead
     
  3. NuclearSmegma

    NuclearSmegma This Space for Rent

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    All-in-Wonder Software

    I was given an all-in-wonder. I use it to watch TV. It came with Guide + and ATI TV which I use because I didn't consider ther may be something else out there. Doh!

    I'm looking to see if there is better of both products. Will the one above work with my card?:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  4. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    it should as long as you get the latest wdm drivers for it

    you will be able to capture in real time mpeg2 vcd to dvd to dv quality
    your choice
    also time shifting freezetv etc.....

    awesome

    egghead
     
  5. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    You want to pop along to http://www.showshifter.com and try out their "Showshifter" software. I have an ageing Pace TV Card which kind of worked with it's original drivers/software, but showshifter gave it a whole new meaning! Support for virtually all cards and compression codecs including DivX.

    TOK:cool:
     
  6. 24Seven

    24Seven Guest

    Thanks alot for your help guys! Im going to check both out, really appreciate it :)
     
  7. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    showshifter is good but it wants the internet too much,

    i just installed it again to see if anything is new

    going to run spybot and ad-aware to see if it installed anything

    cheers
    egghead
     
  8. 24Seven

    24Seven Guest

    Hey, got another question for you...

    Do you know of any 3rd party drivers that will not confilct with most if not all of the other programs on my system? The ones that came with the card on the CD are making most of the programs on my sytem crash, but when i unistall them it goes back to normal. Ive tried the drivers on the wintv website but when i restart it comes up with the found new hardware wizard etc..... :?
     
  9. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    showshifter is crashing on my system and making videos that crash media player
    i gave up on showshifter

    although i really wanted to test the divx quality and features of this program

    i dont know the details of your capture card
    post the exact model number

    this is the only one i know of

    WDM Video Capture Driver for WinMe, Win98SE ,Win2000 and WinXP for Capture Boards based on Brooktree┬┤s Bt848 / Bt849 / Bt878 & Bt879 Chipsets.

    http://btwincap.sourceforge.net/

    egghead
     
  10. guru

    guru Guest

  11. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    Gonna download and try out this dscaler. Will air my opinions later. Showshifter will try to access the internet on install IF YOU LET IT!!
    Earlier versions were a little quirky, but this present offering has given me no problems to date, tho' does tend to get a mite upset if anything else is running. I have noticed that virtually all TV viewing/recording software is extremely volatile....Pinnacle...Media Studio Pro...etc. all have been thru' my system, and all have their own problems. I liken them to having a really beautiful lady......can't cook, and tends to have just one thing on her mind....(no, not money!!)

    TOK