Using a crap capture device on XP

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  1. Juniper Phoenix

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    #1 Juniper Phoenix, Jun 3, 2016
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    My current XP computer is a single-core laptop running at a hot 1.6GHz, with 3gb of ram. I have an extra (albeit with a bad sector or two) hard drive that I could stick into my desktop and put XP on that, my quad-core 2.66GHz desktop. The laptop can't handle capturing the video, dropping nearly every frame (It captured 60 after the three hour vhs finished). I was considering putting the 500GB drive into my desktop, installing XP on that to capture VCR recordings, then just re-wiring the hard drives I use day-to-day. The video I'm capturing is 240p 30fps, and certainly that computer can handle capturing, even though the other one can't. The drivers will not work on anything higher than XP or lower than 95. I tried emulation of XP on the 7 machine, giving it two cores (Can't XP only handle two cores?) and that crashed and burned, bluescreening and whatever I tried. Advice would be welcomed.
     
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  3. Juniper Phoenix

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    It's 240p 30fps video, sorry. Didn't specify. It looks like it's compressed through it's own dumb codec, but the audio is MP3.
     
  4. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Oh wow, your laptop is s**t.

    May I ask what software you're using please?
     
  5. Juniper Phoenix

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    The device is something I don't remember, but it uses QuickStart Studio 9.1, which caps at 240p 30fps recording. I also tried using AmCap and Debut Studio, one which couldn't find the audio from the USB and the other couldn't record without dropping nearly every frame. Debut and QuickStart were both buggy and laggy on both systems. The driver itself just doesn't work on anything higher than XP.

    Edit: Right, it's a Pinnacle something-or-other.
     
  6. QuantumBug

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    I take it you're using the latest driver for the dazzle? Could you tell me the version number? I think the Laptop is just lacking in minimum requirements.
     
  7. Juniper Phoenix

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    The Dazzle is using the driver that came on the CD. I changed laptops to a dual-core 2.0ghz with 2gb ram, I am about to test recording and see if it buggers out.
    The driver is Version 2.0.2.27, Updated 12/03/2001.
     
  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    How about saving some money for Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket Portable Game Capture Device

    Capture to mp4 without need for computer!
     
  9. Juniper Phoenix

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    Perhaps, that would be nice. All in all I gave up trying to use the device, it couldn't capture audio even when it detected it. Thanks for all the help, perhaps I will look into that device later on down the line. Got to hope those VHS' stick out for a little longer, haha.