I've searched this thread to see if anyone had any success with Vista on installing the STB drivers and running CapDVHS (I have a Motorola 6200, I think). Since I couldn't find anything, I struck out on my own. With some trial and (lots of) error
, I got it to work. Let me just say I didn't want to install the drivers in Vista by choice; I just got a new laptop with Vista Premium on it, and couldn't spend the extra cash and time to backfit XP on it.
In short, I followed the instructions at the beginning of this thread, and the drivers posted did not work with my machine. In the end, the instructions were correct, but the drivers themselves would not play with Vista (on my machine anyways). After some desperation and uninstall/reboot/reinstall sessions, I thought it was time for looking at other drivers.
I tried the old "meidvhs" panasonic DVHS emulation drivers that worked on my very old laptop (see my previous post a while ago!). In short, didn't work either. Had to clean the entries from the device manager afterwards...
Here's what finally worked for me.
The instructions to install are the same as in the OP, the following are just the deltas.
Search for this thread on a post with a zip file called "drivers_channel.zip (105.6 KB)" [this forum won't let me post an URL, not my fault!
] and copy to a folder. On a "clean" machine, plug in the 1394 cable with STB on. When going through the "Windows gauntlet" driver install, point install to that folder. CapDVHS worked after that! NOTE: The driver install sequence in Vista is very slightly different than XP. The intent is the same, but the wording is different.
Also note, the 5C issue is still with Vista. All encrypted channels will still not work with Vista on my machine as described (I guess Microsoft will have to write some sort of drivers to work with 5C).
For playback, I was surprised that Vista came with playback drivers for the TS files that come out of CapDVHS
Now the bad news, the default playback stinks
However, the bright ray of sunshine was VLC
Despite all the negative feedback on the VLC forum about working under Vista, it _does_ work great on mine!!!!