Hey, don't you hate it when someone says, "hi, I'm new here", as if it's not obvious? Yeah, so I won't bother with that.
But anyway, I've got a problem. I'm trying to capture HD video onto an older PC from my SA 8300HD, using firewire (obviously). Maybe I should've started a new thread, but this seemed like a good place to post this. Because my newest PC is upstairs and my DVR is downstairs, the PC I'm trying to use is an old Athlon XP 1700+, with a GeForce2 GTS Pro, and only 512MB of RAM. It's a piece of crap, I know, but I'm not planning on watching anything on it. I was planning on burning the videos to DVD and playing them elsewhere.
Because that PC is about 4 years old, I had to buy a firewire PCI card, and I've already installed that without a problem. I had everything up and running just fine, until I tried to install the drivers which are posted on the first page of this thread (firestb.zip). Right near the end of the installation, I got an error message saying "a DLL required for the installation to complete could not be read". I thought that perhaps the installer was corrupt, so I tried again with another copy, but to no avail. The drivers do install on the newest PC though, so the installer can't be the problem. Now, while the older PC is running XP, I don't believe I ever installed Service Pack 2, which I'm thinking may be the problem. I would've just done it right now, and then tried to install the drivers again, but that PC isn't connected to the internet. To do that, I'd have to run an Ethernet cable all the way downstairs, so I don't want to do that unless I absolutely have to. So could the lack of Service Pack 2 be the problem here?
One more thing -- and I feel stupid for asking this -- but, do I need a TV tuner card to do what I'm trying to do? I don't know very much about this, and something it says on the first page, "There are a few pieces of software that I know of that can capture using these drivers..." made me think I could do it without a tuner card. Did I completely misinterpret that?