Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Running XP SP2 for dedicated mediatank. Card and software installed correctly. System worked great for a few hours, then started to bugout. WinTV v7 became nonfunctional after 4 hours and slowly lost various functions: options would not change, program froze many times, etc. The next day Win7 and ArcSoft would not recognize Colossus tuner and nothing worked at all.
More interesting is that the max .ts file size I could capture was 4GB. For example, WinTV "recordings" show that 10hrs has recorded (expected 16+GB .ts filesize), but in reality only about 2.5 hours (4GB) is recorded as a file. This problem occurred from the beginning. The problem repeated 2 more times. The power settings for HDD, hybernation, monitor, etc. are set to "NEVER" shut off.
I reinstalled WinTV v7 and Colusses with drivers from Hauppauge download. Everything working well again, except the 4GB .ts file limit remained. In addition, audio through computer works only in 0x20 H.264 + ACC mode; SD 0x19 and HD 0x19 do not produce audio while watching the computer screen, but DO produce audio on playback from the same PC monitor.
Any ideas on how to remove the 4GB .ts file size limitation? WinTV shows that it is recording, but it isn't! I don't know if it is an OS or Hauppauge problem. I contacted Hauppauge, but no word back yet. I also tried the ArcSoft capture utility to see if the same .ts 4GB filesize limitation is imposed = yes, the exact same thing happened.
Current setup dedicated to using the Colossus in mediatank PC for DirecTV transfer.
All available and pertinent updates and drivers installed for Colossus, WinTV, and hardware.
Win XP SP2
Intel Pent D processor, 2.8Ghz, 2GB RAM
ECS 945-P motheroard 3Gb/s
ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512 DDR2 PCI-E VGA/TVO/DIV-I
Audigy Soundblaster Platinum eX
Seagate 300GB SATAII HDD
HR23-700 DirecTV HD DVR.