Video captured -no sound playback

Intel D850MD
August 7, 2008 at 05:13:48
Specs: winxpsp2, 1.8ghz/512mb rambus
Hi this is the first time that I have installed a pci video capture card. It is a BT878 hauppauge and the app it uses is wintv2000. I hope I am posting this in the right forum. Anyway I am able to capture video but there is no sound output when I play the video back. It doesn't matter what app I use. WMP, wintv2000, nero. I do get sound when I am watching tv so to speak.
I think I might have installed the wrong driver the first time round as that was not working but I was never sure that it actually was a driver. I found the hauppauge website very hard to sort through.

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#1
August 7, 2008 at 09:34:35
That's usually an indication that the correct codec is not installed. The K-Lite Codec Pack is recommended a lot:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download...

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#2
August 7, 2008 at 20:40:53
I installed the pack but I am still not getting sound when i playback a recorded piece. I recorded a fresh piece after the installation of the codec pack.

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#3
August 7, 2008 at 21:01:25
I don't think it's it, but check the recording settings in the windows volume controls.

You might have to resort to the WinTV people. Maybe one of the options is off kilter.

I might be wrong, but I 'think' you can record from a TV tuner using WMP.


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#4
August 8, 2008 at 05:36:42
Hi I did get onto a UK Hauppauge forum and they got me to erase everything that I installed for this program and the other video capture devices software(Winfast/Leadtek) but unfortunately still not getting sound when I playback a recorded bit.
I did get into the volume settings and enabled a few more things but nothing has changed.
When I went to record for the first time this time round I got a window coming up that asked what audio device do I use for recording and the only thing that was selectable was the SB Live card which is what I have and I clicked ok. Then I got an error that said 'Error
Class not registered
Error: cannot create Mainconcept MPEG Video encoder'. I clicked ok I think and then another window saying: 'Stream DShow MPEG Encoder
Class not registered (0x80040154)'.

I did a capture but still no audio.

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#5
August 8, 2008 at 12:36:06
Have you actually connected the audio from your playback device (VCR, DV Camera, etc) to your sound card?

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#6
August 9, 2008 at 02:20:09
I am recording from the aireal. TV. So everything comes in via the cable and the sound is fine when viewing tv. I only have a problem with the played back video in that there is no sound.

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#7
August 9, 2008 at 06:28:49
My bad. i thought this was a simple capture card, as opposed to a TV Tuner card. At least we can eliminate that as being the problem.

Download and install GSpot. Open one of your recorded files in GSpot, which will tell you which video and audio codecs the file needs, and whether or not they are installed on your machine. This may or may not eliminate missing codecs as being the cause of the problem.

As for the errors regarding the MPEG Encoder, you might have removed part or all of the encoder, when you uninstalled some software. Make sure any software and drivers that came with the card are installed properly.

What file extension do your captured videos get saved with? The MPEG Encoder issue may, or may not be related to the audio problem.

Once we've eliminated the more common causes of this type of problem, we can start to look at some other possibilities, if needed.

[AFTERTHOUGHT]
If you could upload one of your files to a file server site (e.g. rapidshare, etc) and post a link, I could take a look at whether or not an audio track is actually being recorded. Determining this would indicate whether its a capturing problem, or a playback problem, further narrowing the possibilities.
[/AFTERTHOUGHT]

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#8
August 9, 2008 at 20:30:56
So what is the difference between a capture card and a tv tuner card? I thought my card was both?
OK well i have downloaded and run Gspot and under the heading of 'container' I got this:
File length Correct
OpenDML (AVI v2.0)
Video: 81.6mb (96.53%)
Audio: 2.61 mb (3.10%)
AVI Overhead: 327 KB (0.38%)

and in the 'status' area it says 'No codec required'.

Do you need more info than that?

I just reinstalled the K-lite codec pack because as you say I might have uninstalled the MPEG encoder and as it was running I got this: The following Directshow filter was detected as broken: leadtek MPEG Demuxer

and states it's path(filename), Registry key, reason:file not found and is asking me if I want to remove it from the windows registry. It recommends I do. So I clicked yes.

Then it says that the Leadtek file writer is missing with the same information and I click yes to remove.

Then the Leadtek MPEG Audio encoder, Leadtek audio decoder, leadtek MPEG moxer, Phillips VBI renderer,Leadtek image process filter, leadtek demultiplexer, leadtek dump filter, leadtek video/SP decoder, Winfast Data Transform filter, leadtek stream handler, leadtek resampling filter, leadtek file source filter, leadtek stream control, cyberlink MPEG video encoder(leadtek) and then it brings up a html page in internet explorer with the url http://codecs.r8.org but as I don't have my windows machine connected to the net I have no idea what it is saying. Ah I typed in the url here and it is just the site where I got the codec pack. Now at the end of the setup it says I am done and is asking me to exit or configure ffdshow video decoder, ffdshow audio decoder, directVobSub, AC3Filter. I just click finish as I have no idea how.
I only have 2gig per month internet usage and I have almost used that. I have almost 2 weeks left of the month and they will step me down to almost dialup speed so won't be able to send a large file like that. There is a possibility in a few days when I get my notebook battery that i can send it via wifi as there is a hotspot at the local library.

The captured video is an .avi.

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#9
August 10, 2008 at 04:40:42
"So what is the difference between a capture card and a tv tuner card? I thought my card was both?"

Yes, your card is both, but you can also get a simple capture card without the tuner, which would require an audio source to be connected to the sound card.

It won't be necessary to upload a file, because we can see from the GSpot info that there is an audio track present (2.61MB or 3.1% of the total file size).

The info from GSpot also indicates that this isn't a codec issue ("No Codec Required").

This might seem a silly question (often we overlook the most basic things) but, there isn't anything muted in the Windows Volume Control, is there? Although you can hear audio when using the TV tuner, the recorded files audio is a different source type, which might be muted.

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#10
August 10, 2008 at 08:12:20
Not sure what you mean about the difference of the cards. Maybe I should take a picture of the back of the box so you can see. There is an audio cable going from the Hauppauge card to the soundcard.

That's good that Gspot gave the right info.

Yes I looked into the Windows Volume control but I am not sure I have it set right. There is nothing muted but I am not sure I have enabled everything needed. Maybe I should just enable everything and see what happens then.

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#11
August 10, 2008 at 11:09:18
I found a reference to the error I got in the manual for this device. The only trouble is my preferences are not exactly the same so there is no way to do what it mentions.
If you have problems with audio when playing back your recordings: Volume 3

If you find that there is audio while watching live TV, but no audio while playing recordings, there are two things to check:

1. Make sure the Mixer Line - Record Source is set to either Stereo Mix or
Mono Mix. In WinTV2000, click Pref / Movies / Audio Record Source.
Also the message error MainConcept MPEG
Audio Connection can be fixed in the same way.

2. Sometimes problems are due
to the sound card not being
setup to record audio from its
'Line-in' socket. To enable
audio recording, open the
Recording Control panel by
clicking Start / Run and then
SNDVOL32 / REC. This will open
the Recording Control panel.
Make sure that 'Line-in' is
enabled (this is sometimes called 'Line' or 'Aux')

Sorry for the text that i copied here looking so crappy and everywhere but I was having trouble copying and pasting. Had to edit out heaps of bits and too tired to fix it any further. Need sleep!

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#12
August 10, 2008 at 18:56:05
"Not sure what you mean about the difference of the cards."

I was only trying to explain the reason for my first reply, which doesn't apply in your case.

"Yes I looked into the Windows Volume control but I am not sure I have it set right. There is nothing muted but I am not sure I have enabled everything needed. Maybe I should just enable everything and see what happens then."

It can't hurt anything if you want to try that.

"The only trouble is my preferences are not exactly the same so there is no way to do what it mentions."

Can you explain how your preferences differ from those described in the manual?

"2. Sometimes problems are due to the sound card not being setup to record audio from its 'Line-in' socket. To enable audio recording, open the Recording Control panel by clicking Start / Run and then SNDVOL32 / REC. This will open the Recording Control panel. Make sure that 'Line-in' is enabled (this is sometimes called 'Line' or 'Aux')"

You should have something resembling this picture, with "Line In" selected.

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#13
August 10, 2008 at 21:41:11
This is what the manual says to do http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...
and this is what my preferences have http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...

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#14
August 10, 2008 at 22:13:07
In your pic, I can see the "Play Control" applet (as shown by its title bar). Everything looks fine there.

You need to look at your "Recording Control" applet, to make sure "Line In" is selected. With the "Properties" window looking as it does in your pic, clicking "OK" should change the "Play Control" applet to the "Recording Control" applet. Once you are seeing the "Recording Control" applet, make sure there's a check mark in the "Select" checkbox under "Line In".

Once the "Recording Control" applet has been set up properly, your preferences should be similar to those in the manual.

If you did need to add the check mark, you should now try a test capture.

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#15
August 11, 2008 at 08:15:26
Yippee it works!!!! It wasn't exactly the same as the manual but I did the things you suggested. Your a gem!!!!! This is fantastic. So much better than the other usb tv device I had. Hauppauge is great!!!
Would be nice if I can also get this working under linux but I tried for weeks.

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#16
August 11, 2008 at 17:35:19
Glad I could help. Unfortunately, I've never tried to get a capture card working under Linux, but you might find some info here.

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#17
August 11, 2008 at 20:18:10
Yes I already tried the Ubuntu forum as that is the distro I use but sometimes like with this issue no one is helping.
I am trying to record from a vcr right now. Not sure why it is not working. I would like to recapture some video on vhs that I did capture a few months ago with the usb device I have. The trouble with the usb device it is very low quality videos and this hauppauge card is much much much better. Anyway I will keep testing and see. :0)

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#18
August 30, 2008 at 21:24:31
Well I still haven't found the solution to recording from the vcr but does anyone know how to save the windows volume control? For some reason I went to record tv today and it didn't capture the sound so i looked at the recording control. I noticed that line-in was not selected anymore. I missed out on a good program too. Great video ofcourse but no audio. Is this normal with windows and the volume settings?

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#19
August 31, 2008 at 16:12:51
If the VCR is connected through the aerial socket, you might need to tune a channel to receive the signal (like you do on your TV).

As for the volume control problem, I know of no way to keep that from being changed. Best advice I can give is to get into the habit of checking the volume control applet prior to any capturing.

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#20
August 31, 2008 at 20:57:54
Yep the VCR is connected via the aerial socket because there is no s-video socket on the vcr like there is on the video capture device. So would I tune via the software with the video capture device or on the vcr? MMMMmmmm hadn't thought of that. Will hook everything up later and see how I go. Good suggestion!

Ah yes your right about the volume control applet. I will try and remember and now panic about it. I was recording with some other program and I guess windows is like that.

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#21
August 31, 2008 at 23:03:36
"So would I tune via the software with the video capture device or on the vcr?"

Via the software.

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#22
September 1, 2008 at 01:36:43
Gee it is not working. Still have only blue in the window. When I scan it automatically goes to tv mode and looks for tv stations which are not there ofcourse because it is not plugged into the wall. looks like it is trying to get something though. I will capture an image of it and post a link.

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#23
September 1, 2008 at 01:42:59
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...

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#24
September 1, 2008 at 15:55:44
Make sure you have a video playing when you scan for tv stations.

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#25
September 1, 2008 at 19:46:07
Yep I do. The scan feature is for the tv and not the vcr.

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#26
September 2, 2008 at 07:59:20
"The scan feature is for the tv and not the vcr."

It scans for tv signals, right? That's what your vcr is outputting, basically. It's an analog audio/video signal, broadcast on a frequency that's within the usual analog tv band (often channels 3 or 4). Does the software give you any way to manually tune the channel?

I see, from an earlier post, that you have s-video on the capture card. You might have some luck using one of these (assuming the VCR has RCA sockets). You'd then need to also use an RCA to phono cable, to connect the audio from the VCR to the line-in socket of your sound card.

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#27
September 2, 2008 at 08:12:32
Um I am not following what your saying I am afraid.
Yes I can view tv but that is in tv mode. I can also scan for tv channels.

That lead looks interesting. I have never seen anything like that. There is next to the s-video on the capture card a line-in port and the vcr has 4 rca ports. 2 for video and 2 for audio. Obviously video in, video out, audio in, audio out. So would the lead thing you posted about be for that as I noticed it has 3 rca?

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#28
September 2, 2008 at 16:12:36
"Yes I can view tv but that is in tv mode. I can also scan for tv channels."

Besides TV mode, what other modes are available in the software? If you're connecting the VCR through the aerial socket, I would imagine you'd still use TV mode.

"So would the lead thing you posted about be for that as I noticed it has 3 rca?"

My bad, I didn't realize that cable was the three RCA variety. I have an adapter that converts s-video into a single RCA plug. That is more likely what you'd want.

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#29
September 2, 2008 at 21:07:13
Yep there is a thing that I press to view the vcr or other things. I can't remember what it is called now but it does not scan. It is a button that is between the buttons to go up and down channels when viewing tv but if the green button is clicked it will(I guess) look for whatever else you plug in. Even dvd players? But unlike the tv part in the software there is not much to the vcr/other part. When I go intot he preferences it doesn't give me anything either. I have the manual and have posted questions on the hauppague forum site but no responce. I guess maybe no one uses vcr's anymore in europe/USA? Here in Australia they are still around mostly in older peoples homes and the mid age people like myself as I am from that generation.

Ah so that adapter...is one rca enough? Because there is video and audio to be feed back to the capture device. So wouldn't I need s-video to two rca's? If I got that type of thing would I still also have the aerial cable plugged in too?

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#30
September 3, 2008 at 07:57:44
"Here in Australia they are still around mostly in older peoples homes and the mid age people like myself as I am from that generation."

I don't know about that. I'm a 47 year old Aussie (Brissie), and I rarely use my VCR anymore.

With a video playing, try scanning for channels (in tv mode). This should pick up the VCR, but I can't promise anything.

"Ah so that adapter...is one rca enough? Because there is video and audio to be feed back to the capture device. So wouldn't I need s-video to two rca's? If I got that type of thing would I still also have the aerial cable plugged in too?"

S-video doesn't carry an audio signal, so you'd need a separate cable for the audio (2 RCA plugs to one stereo phono plug). This cable will connect from the audio out of the VCR to either the line-in of your sound card, or line-in on your capture card (if it has one).

From memory, I bought the adapter from either Dick Smith's or Tandy's. Take your s-video cable with you, because there are a few different types of s-video plugs/sockets.

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#31
September 3, 2008 at 08:08:08
He he ok maybe it is just the poor b---tards like me that use them. I am 45! Great another aussie on computing.net.

We covered that issue of playing the vcr while scanning. It doesn't scan!!! When I go to scan it switches over to the tv mode. It doesn't scan for the vcr. It is just blue. There are no selections to scan for the vcr.

Ah yes I know that 2 x rca to stereo plug thing. I have one. No problems there and there is a line-in socket in the video card.
I didn't get an s-video cable with the card. I have a couple here that I collected when trash hunting. I thought they will come in handy one day. I think I have used one with the tv and dvd player but I have no idea if they work. Ok well they are not what I need but I should take a picture or the manual maybe with me. That might tell me what type of s-video it is. I did see on ebay some cables and there was a 5pin and a 7pin. I should be able to tell by looking directly at the s-video port?

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#32
September 3, 2008 at 08:19:59
Here is what my s-video port looks like! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:...

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#33
September 3, 2008 at 17:35:41
"We covered that issue of playing the vcr while scanning. It doesn't scan!!! When I go to scan it switches over to the tv mode. It doesn't scan for the vcr. It is just blue. There are no selections to scan for the vcr."

Don't try scanning specifically for a VCR, scan for TV channels, while you have the VCR connected and a video playing.

I've uploaded some pics of my s-video to RCA setup. I apologize for the quality, they were taken with a DV camera (because it was within arms length, LOL). You'll see that my s-video is only 4 pin, although it would probably plug into your 7 pin socket.

http://s419.photobucket.com/albums/...


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#34
September 3, 2008 at 20:14:34
Yes as I have said sorry that scanning was done or not done. Nothing is happening that brings any results. Maybe the problems is a setting and I am not able to find out what to do. Anyway here is part of the preferences where I was able to do something
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/... . Is there something in there that needs to change?
Oh I did find btw that i have a s-video(7pin) to rca cable. I have a box full of cables. I am trying to track down a rca to stereo audio. I am sure I have one. I did plug the s-video one in to see if that would do something but no change yet.
Looking at your setup now.

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#35
September 3, 2008 at 20:24:12
Actually now that I think about it last night when I did have the s-video connected and I right clicked the blue button that you see in the upper part of the image it did scan. I thought it was tv mode again but maybe not. Something was different. It is hard to explain. It was late and I was very tired.

Anyway I looked at your s-video thing and yeah mine is definately the 7pin type. I do also have here a s-video 4 pin cable like yours. I am getting really educated on all this stuff now.

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#36
September 3, 2008 at 22:03:28
Have you tried scanning, after changing the "Tuner Mode" to "All Channels", as it shows in your image? I'd guess that the "Channels by Country" mode is only scanning for standard Australian channels. Your VCR is probably outputting on a non-standard channel.

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#37
September 4, 2008 at 03:05:58
Well it scanned but nothing. Ia m not trying using ntsc because I just realised that the vcr has written on it ntsc playback. Ah nope that didn't do anything either.
Maybe i should try with the anntenae again.

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#38
September 4, 2008 at 03:55:29
Gee typos in the last post from me. I meant 'I am now trying' not 'I am not trying'.
Anyway tried heaps of different thing and my brain has shut down so will try much later as I don't know what I am doing really.

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#39
September 4, 2008 at 16:30:19
Yes, sometimes walking away for a while is a good idea. When you start fresh, you might think of something you missed before.

After looking at the manual for your card, I have an idea what may be going on. In the WinTV2000 program, you have that green button to select the video source. If you are using the s-video cable, you need to select s-video from the options given. Play a tape and try scanning again.

According to the manual (section 1.5), s-video is the recommended method for external sources (VCR, DVD, etc). The manual also claims that you should have received an RCA to s-video adapter with your card. The supplied adapter is for use with an RCA to RCA cable (RCA plug each end, not supplied with the card). You'll also need a separate cable to connect the audio (again, not supplied). I'd advise using the same cables that are recommended in the manual, to avoid adding extra possible sources of problems.

If you want to try connecting the VCR through the antenna socket, it might be an idea to try changing the "Broadcast/Cable" setting to Cable or Cable HRC (in the tuner setup window, as in the image linked to in response number 34, above). Not sure if this will help, but it certainly can't hurt to try it. After all, the VCR isn't really emitting signals to be received by an antenna. Like cable TV the VCR sends its signal down a cable. Basically, an antenna pulls in a signal, but in the case of cable (and a VCR) the signal is pushed by the source device i.e. cable company/VCR/DVD player etc. This is a very simplistic explanation and probably not technically accurate (hey, I'm a computer geek, not a TV/VCR technician, LOL).

Using the antenna socket to capture from the VCR will mean having to change one extra setting every time you switch from recording TV to VCR and vice-versa.

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#40
September 4, 2008 at 22:39:03
There is no option for s-video in the software.
Ok I will review the manual later tonight as there sounds like more in there than I thought. Thanks for looking in the manual.

Yes I did try and change the different things like cable HRC and cable with the antenae attached. Seems like at some point last night with all the stuff i did that I did see a vague picture of what was on the vhs tape. I tried to refine in my own ameteurish way the picture with no success and then forgot how I got there in the first place.

He he well you do very well because your a better geek than me. And you have offered more suggestions than the people on the hauppague forum. Thanks will get on with my day and look later today if my brain switches back on.

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#41
September 4, 2008 at 23:22:33
According to the manual, you should have choices of TV, Composite and S-video as the video source (the green button between "channel up" and "channel down").

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#42
September 5, 2008 at 05:59:43
MMMmmmm that might be a for a different version of wintv2000. I know I read that in the manual too. The button is blue though and yes it is between the up and down buttons. I will try and find time tonight for this. I have been upgrading my notebook so haven't had time yet.

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#43
September 6, 2008 at 09:06:36
Oops your right the button is green...geez. Ahhhhh I looked deeper into the suite manager and there is the things your talking about . Input source:Tuner, SVideo/Composite and Composite. Am I supposed to choose Tuner if I have an antennae cable plugged in? Wow this is getting even more complicated.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...
Well I tried the Tuner as an input source and using an antennae cable I watched the screen and for a brief moment I saw what was on the vhs tape. So it is trying but I am not sure what is wrong. It is also possible that the cable is faulty as I took it home from stuff that was being thrown out but a place called Metro Screen. I just compleated a beginner course in Final Cut Pro there.
Gee I tried a second time scanning and nothing this time. Anyway I am exhausted again. Just fixed another computer tonight so I have had my fill of them.

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#44
September 7, 2008 at 06:24:43
"Am I supposed to choose Tuner if I have an antennae cable plugged in?"

Yes, chose "Tuner" if you are using a cable that plugs into your cards antenna socket. Chose "S-video" if you are using a cable that plugs into your cards S-video socket.

"I just compleated a beginner course in Final Cut Pro there."

Is this for editing your own videos? If so, does that mean you own a DV camera? If you do, and your computer has firewire (IEEE 1394) ports, you could capture your VHS tapes through your DV camera (which has a built-in analog to digital converter). Let me know if you need more information on this method. I use this method myself to capture VHS (on the rare occasions I use VHS tapes) or TV (from the video out and audio out sockets on my TV). I removed my old TV Tuner card (Avermedia brand, based on the BT848 chipset, almost a clone of the Hauppage card) soon after buying my DV camera.

I do all my editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, and my compositing and video effects in After Effects CS3. Final Cut Pro is Mac only, isn't it? You can find some free tutorials for Final Cut Pro over at creativecow.net (I haven't looked at those tutorials because I don't use the software). I know their After Effects tutorials are great, as are the forums (They have individual forums for different software, including FCP).

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#45
September 7, 2008 at 08:55:08
Ok I did try Tuner so I dunno why things are not working. I didn't track down another antennae cable yet. Anyway hopefully in a couple of days.

Well no I don't have a dv cam. I just wanted to know how to edit videos and will be doing that mostly in Linux I hope. There are many good apps for this type of thing but I still haven't got the sound issue happening properly to go for it. As far as editing videos taken from the vcr well I will look into that later.
There was a Final Cut Pro for windows too. I had a cd of that software but I gave it to someone at the time no knowing what it does. I got a scholarship and that is why I did the course as well. I like anything creative but also I have some footage from years ago that I did during a video production course that I would like to edit. Plus all sorts of other stuff.
I do have a copy of Adobe Premiere and will try it one day. Doing too many things and I didn't understand much about the video editing side of things like i do now.
Anyway got the landlord checking out my place tomorrow so have to make my place look like a home instead of a computer repair shop. Then on tuesday back to chaos. He he.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#46
September 7, 2008 at 16:41:35
If you're going to do your video work in Linux, have a look at Ubuntu Studio.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#47
September 7, 2008 at 21:57:16
Yep I have that installed on my secondary drive but having heaps of problems getting Jack to work. I have been trying for many many many months!

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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