Few questions about this WinFast DTV1000 S

Packard bell / ICONNECT 766CA
December 5, 2009 at 18:43:34
Specs: Windows XP/ME/Ubuntu, 1.0ghz/512mb
Hey guys.
In one of my older computers am going to put a WinFast DTV1000 S in it.
Problem is that this computer has a pentium 3 1 GHZ and the system requirements are Pentium 4 1.4 GHZ.
All we want to do is plug the camcorder into it and record it.
Will this be a problem ?

Also it says it needs a :VGA card/chipset with full support for DirectX 8.1, full support for DirectX 9.0 required for HDTV.
It means Directx 8.1 driver support , not graphics card processing? ? ?

Here is the Info for this PCI card:http://www.leadtek.com.tw/eng/hmd/specification.asp?pronameid=382&lineid=20&act=2

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December 5, 2009 at 18:58:11
"It means Directx 8.1 driver support , not graphics card processing? ? ?"

No, it means hardware support. You *might* get away with the P3, but you'll need a video card that at least supports DX8.1. In other words, Radeon 8500 or better...Geforce 4 Ti4200 or better.


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December 5, 2009 at 21:52:49
why would it need direct 8.1 just to make some video lol

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December 5, 2009 at 22:16:00
to make video of a camcorder

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December 5, 2009 at 23:53:16
I didn't write the requirements.

If you already have the card, put it in & try it. The worse that can happen is it won't work.

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December 5, 2009 at 23:54:53
"Will this be a problem ?"

The P3-1000 is actually faster than the P4-1400. It should work, but the software may require a CPU with SSE2 support. If the program needs SSE2, you'll need a P4. You'll have to sort that out before buying the product.

"It means Directx 8.1 driver support , not graphics card processing? ? ?"

DirectX is much more than just 3D graphics. Direct3D is only a small part of DirectX. DirectX also includes DirectSound and DirectShow, among many other components.

Most of the time, when a non-3D application requires a specific version of DirectX to be installed, all it needs is the system's sound and video hardware to support the DirectSound and DirectShow components of that particular version of DirectX. The video card's hardware Direct3D functions usually do not matter.

A video/multimedia application calling for DX 8.1 will most likely require a video card that supports the first version of DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA)--a component of DirectShow. That means a Radeon 7000 or GeForce 2 (or faster). Do you know what video card you have?

From reading the requirements on that page, it looks like they want you to install DX 9.0c no matter what. If Windows doesn't already have it installed, you can download DX9 from Microsoft's website. But as long as your audio/video cards support DX 8.1's DirectSound and DXVA (Radeon 7000, GeForce 2 or better), you should be able to work with standard definition video. Just don't try high definition--you'll need a better CPU and video card for that.

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December 6, 2009 at 01:09:43
The card is a
Leadtek my vivo winfast a170 DDR 64 mb (its Nvidia geforce 4 mx 440 chipset)

i will contact them if the programs needs SSE2 support

if it dont then i should be good to go ?

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