RCA to Computer

July 22, 2007 at 08:23:06
Specs: P4, PC800 Rambus

Is there anybody can help to suugest is there any way to connect the RCA (three head plugs includes 2 Audio and 1 video) to my computer with both sound and video. I know it may connect by using some external converter. But I wanted to know can it be connected only use some kind of cable?

Thanks for any expertise advise.

I just brought a maxtor 160GB HD, but it shows only 131.xx GB when I run Partition magic. Any expert can help to solve?


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#1
July 22, 2007 at 09:01:53

Your PC would require some form of "video-in" connector. If you don't have one built into your video card, you would need to buy a new video card or some sort of add-on card.

The audio is fairly simple, but you would need a splitter to adapt the 2 RCA audio to a single 1/8" stereo mini-plug...that way it can be connected to the audio-in on your sound card (assuming you have one).

What is it that you're trying to do?


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#2
July 22, 2007 at 09:05:49

Most PCI TV Cards will accomplish what you want!

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#3
July 22, 2007 at 09:18:11

Thanks Jam,

Is it possible to have a cable which one end is RCA (video) and the other end is VGA. Then I can use a Y cable (splitter) connect to my monitor VGA socket. So that my monitoe is connected to my RCA appliances and also connected to my computer. Of course, I know it cannot be use both at the same time. But is this a possible way to do that?? Wondering??

I just brought a maxtor 160GB HD, but it shows only 131.xx GB when I run Partition magic. Any expert can help to solve?


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#4
July 22, 2007 at 09:46:51

Do you mean something like this?

http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/...

Or do you wanna adapt a single yellow RCA video cable? If that's the case, it's gonna be more expensive.

http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/...

Maybe someone else knows of a better solution?

EDIT: Looking at the connectors again, I don't think the 1st one is even an option.


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#5
July 22, 2007 at 09:54:59

I mean to use a cable with single yellow to vga, without using the external box. And another cable with red and white RCA to 1/8" plug to connect to my monitor or sound card.

Don't you think it's possible.

I just brought a maxtor 160GB HD, but it shows only 131.xx GB when I run Partition magic. Any expert can help to solve?


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#6
July 22, 2007 at 10:34:09

You are not going to do it without some kind of converter as detailed in Jam's second link.

The yellow video cable is composite video. That means the red, green, blue and sync signals are all combined into a single signal. All these signals have to be extracted in order to get the necessary VGA signals. You are not going to do it with just a cable.

You need either an adaptor to extract the individual signals or get a PCI TV card with a composite video input.

Stuart


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#7
July 22, 2007 at 14:12:04

The other question is what exactly are you trying to "connect" via RCA to the computer: a camcorder; gaming console; VCR; TV???


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#8
July 29, 2007 at 10:57:33

Actually I have a media selector with 2 AV output connected with DVD, PS2, CableTV, XBOX etc.. I wanted to connect one of the selector's output into my LCD monitor so that i can presume I have two display monitor when there are more than one people wanted to play different appliances.

I just brought a maxtor 160GB HD, but it shows only 131.xx GB when I run Partition magic. Any expert can help to solve?


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