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post #571 of 6013
snow we're getting something scar.

forget about c:\\meidvhs, you can name what ever you want or where ever you place them.
After unzip core_driver.zip, by default and if you don;t change the folder name,you'll have core_driver folder. right?

edit : you can put and rename the folder to c:\\scar_driver or c:\\core_driver or c:\\xxxxxxxxx. it doesn't have to be c:\\meidvhs

next, replace the file within that folder. if you got it rigjht, xp should ask for confirmation if you like to replace the file with same file name(Meitape.inf). say yes.

now, reinstall the driver.
post #572 of 6013
Okay, I'm still stuck here. I'll show you in detail.

First screen: http://img57.exs.cx/img57/2970/12100.jpg

Next, what do I click here?: http://img57.exs.cx/img57/4549/12102.jpg

If I click "Don't Search" like the directions say, I see this and I don't know which hardware type to pick: http://img57.exs.cx/img57/8770/12103.jpg

Edit: Fixed third image.
post #573 of 6013
i dont' think avc panel is the one you should worry about.

if you like a fresh reinstallation. Delete both from the sys devices. Unplug ieee at one end. Restart xp.

Settle in desktop, plug in ieee to xp and 6214. Xp should detect new ieee device and ask for driver. The rest is pretty much from the first post here....hit cancel until you see av/c tuner then DON'T SEARCH, and select all type should work, then click next.

so what's next? remeber to uncheck "show compatible hardware or something like that... follow the first post from here. it should work.
post #574 of 6013
You guys know your stuff!!!! This is going to be a long post, please bear with me.

I have been browsing this forum for a while. I have been through hell and back trying to make a pc monitor display HD. I have no wanting to record it, just SEE it.

The options are not cheap and I had this niche to make it work without spending a whole lot of money.

I tried the technique at the beginning of this post and it didn't work for me. I WAS using Server 2003 and had all the "gameing" features turned on, so I thought. My games work better in 2k3 than XP.

After pulling my hair out, I installed XP again....HD worked like a charm, except for the lines and choppy video. I am blaming this on my machine and this brings me to my question.

My equipment

AMD Sempron 2200+
512mb of the cheapest ddr 400 I could get
GeForce TI 4200 (128mb)
Mobo is an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

If I go out and buy an AMD 2800+ or higher (Barton Socket A) will I see better framerates? Or would a better video card help, or faster memory. I know every little bit helps, I want to upgrade the "biggest help" I am thinking the CPU is the way to go? Anyone tried this with an AMD 64?

I DO NOT CARE ABOUT RECORDING HD!!! I just want to watch it on a pc monitor.

Another question...Before I moved up to the IT field I was the lead installer/troubleshooter for the big C (in my area)

I installed HD on just about every TV you could imagine. INHD 1&2 were always the best looking HD I had ever seen. Our local HD channels, including HBO and the other premiums looked like crap. When I made the HD work on my PC monitor it looked as good as INHD 1&2....whats the deal? Is it the time of day/programming? Normally when I did HD installs they were in the daytime (I know Regis and Kelly ain't taped with an HD camera) I'm assuming tonight I caught a "real HD show on the locals.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for the help and troubleshooting. I got giddy when I made it work tonight (wife still not impressed enough to spend the kids college money on a Samsung DLP)<---best HD I've ever seen!

Please help!
post #575 of 6013
ZERO, I got it! OK, I see the device in CapDvhs, I have the right settings, but when I click record it says "Error: Cannot connect SampleGrabber" The capture device is Panasonic MPEG2TS Tape Submit Device (Unknown Video #1), is that right?
post #576 of 6013
HiTymz--

Could be your hw...or the wrong sw. For best HD rendering with minimum CPU you'll need to make sure that you're using DxVA hardware acceleration. IIRC, however, DxVA either isn't available or doesn't work as well on the TI NVidia boards as it does on either their MX or ATI's boards. So you may want to "splurge" on a $30 GF4 MX 440 or 4000 video card to see if the choppiness is tamed.
post #577 of 6013
Thanx Tp for the info. I started laughing when you mentioned an "MX" card. I didn't think I was that far in the hole, hahah.

I just figured the "Sempron" was the prob. It's not the most savy CPU in the world and its "budget based"

Hell, I'm impressed I can see anything at all. My monster puter got fried during a power surge and I'm trying to be humble and buy "budget" crap.

Thanks again, I'm going to go dig out my Savage S3 card
post #578 of 6013
Quote:


ZERO, I got it! OK, I see the device in CapDvhs, I have the right settings, but when I click record it says "Error: Cannot connect SampleGrabber" The capture device is Panasonic MPEG2TS Tape Submit Device (Unknown Video #1), is that right?

Good and i just finished my hd collection of cropped matrix trilogy to pc.. hee hee

Unknown video #1 is lokking good. I seen the same error in the past but can't remember how i got it. If i am not wrong, the source is empty and nothing to capture that bounce the error. what channles was on 6412 when this happened? Try OTA sees if same error return? have you changed the setting as suggested by the post? convert 188 bytes and check pts...etc
post #579 of 6013
Quote:


Anyone tried this with an AMD 64?

bit older 3400 and fx51 but it works...

Huge chunk of memory and juicy power always help, you see huge diff when seeking or loading huge ts file. i can have photoshop cs, capvhs, and zoomplayer with ts file at full screen with plenty of juice left.

Quote:


I DO NOT CARE ABOUT RECORDING HD!!! I just want to watch it on a pc monitor.

hd card then??
post #580 of 6013
I've correctly set all the settings, and it was on NBC. I've tried several other channels including premium channels. I don't know what OTA is.
post #581 of 6013
Great job on this entire topic. I have the .ts file, and now how do I apply that to a blank DVD. .ts is not a supported file format in Nero6.6

THanks

Matt
post #582 of 6013
Sasem expired. Today i launched my Sasem ONAIR player & it has a message that it has expired. Does anyone know how to allow it to cont. working normally?
post #583 of 6013
Quote:


I've correctly set all the settings, and it was on NBC. I've tried several other channels including premium channels. I don't know what OTA is.

OTA is hd broadcast on the air channel, like nbchb,cbshd...etc

NBC hd or regular ? Can you turn to local hd channel for a test, i never tried any others channels but hd. I'll give it a run tonight and see if i can duplictae ya error.

If you have any antivirus, sw firewall like zone alarm. Turn it off. Also turn off xp built in firewall, see if that helps. I am on the blind trying to figure out the possibility.
post #584 of 6013
Quote:


Great job on this entire topic. I have the .ts file, and now how do I apply that to a blank DVD. .ts is not a supported file format in Nero6.6

if you are talking convert ts > dvd format then
ts>mpeg2>mpeg dvd format
and it take day and many process to convert...LOL.

if you just want to achieve ts file into DVD, i don't see why nero can't burn any file. Extra hdd is less trouble and cost effective these day.
post #585 of 6013
I tried some HD channels, tried shutting my firewall, XP firewall is off.
post #586 of 6013
Quote:


Originally posted by theswid
Sasem expired. Today i launched my Sasem ONAIR player & it has a message that it has expired. Does anyone know how to allow it to cont. working normally?

Yeah...buy it.
post #587 of 6013
Got this working right off the bat following the instructions with no problems. Great job!

I have to move my STB into my office to hook up my firewire which my wife won't let me do all the time; so I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping someone can confirm for me:

1) Does the 5c flag value shown on the setting page change depending on Live vs pre-recorded? I saw one post that said he was unable to record the live show, but recording it and then trying to capture worked fine. Can anyone verify this?

2) All Comcast's OnDemand (well, I looked at about 15 different HBO series/movies) are shown as 5C=0. Is this true or incorrect reporting by the box? I know that it isn't just showing the last live channel play as I switched to a show which I verified was 5C=1 and then switched to OnDemand and then switched to the settings and it showed 5C=0. Can anyone confirm if all the content on Comcast's OnDemand is 5C=0?

3) I recorded some content which plays fine in Elecard or WMP, but trying to convert it using HDTV2MPEG takes awhile (like I would expect) but then I have a 6k file that doesn't play. There are no errors.

4) I tried to convert straight from TS to WMV. Windows Media Encoder happily accepted the file and processed it (Took 30 minutes for a 5 minute HD stream on an AMD64 3500 so it will take a long time for a movie), however, the final file was only 6k and no content. The properties showed the right size, etc.

5) Can the 5C value shown on the page be wrong? i.e. a lazy update bug? Or is it safe to assume that any channel which shows 5C=0, will be able to be recorded?

6) Is there any active development being put into CapDVHS or similar tool to enhance the flexibility and functionality?

Thanks!
post #588 of 6013
Heres the simple way of making software work when it expires.

Reinstall windows. Get all updated drivers/updates and install all software that is yours and paid for. Export your registry file and save it.

Install your trial software, use until trial expires, uninstall.

Get your saved registry file and replace the existing one. Back in business.

Or, if your good with registry editing, when your trial software expires, remove all registry entries.

There are programs that will monitor the registry for changes when software is installed, will make it easier to remove entries.

I'm sure I'll get some flak for being a cheap bastard, but hey, I figured I would try and give back to this forum that has helped me so much.
post #589 of 6013
yo, scarface

I was able to duplicate this error "Error: Cannot connect SampleGrabber"
Guess what, only when ieee was unplugged.

it's odd how capdvhs can see the # from 6412 but reported error when recording. You last defect ieee didn't toast the ieee port on 6412 i hope.
post #590 of 6013
Thanks for this post fellas. I am signing up for digital cable today (hopefully they can activate me, and I can go pick up a box all in the same day). I look forward to trying and capturing TS when I get it all setup =).
post #591 of 6013
zero, would it toast BOTH ports on the 6412? I just tried the other one but it didn't work either.
post #592 of 6013
I hope you get it working for you Scar. I am going out in the morning to pick up a firewire cable before work, and was j/w the pin size for the cable box. I have a 4 pin connector on my computer, is the cable box 6 or 4 pins (I assume they are all 6 pin, but I wanted to be sure)? Thanks.

Edit: I wasn't planning on buying an HD box, just a regular digital cable box. I hope I'll still be able to capture TS from it though. Is anyone here using a regular digital cable box? If I won't be able to capture video/audio to my PC, then i'll just pay the extra 5$/month for HD, even though I don't own an HDTV.

Edit 2: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....&ref=03&loc=01 <= I already have analog cable through Comcast, I wonder if I can go to Best Buy and just pick this up. I have a bad feeling I will be spending many hours on the phone today x.x.
post #593 of 6013
I figured out the answer to part of one of my questions. Check 5C on ESPNHD and it showed 1. Started recording and then check the 5C flag on the recording and it showed 0. So I have a feeling that the 5C information provided in the setup isn't correct for pre-recorded material. This would make sense as to why OnDemand is showing up with 5C=0. I thought it was pretty crazy to not have any of the OnDemand stuff protected. I'll find out more once I get some time to really do some testing with this stuff.
post #594 of 6013
I just ordered two digital cable boxes from Comcast. The lady on the phone said almost all of the connectors are locked out, so it looks like I won't be able to connect to it's firewire port. I'm going to pick up a 4pin - 6pin wire just in case it does work. If it doesn't, I will have to get in touch with the tech support people and see if they can enabled ports, they may want me to upgrade to HDTV service to do so though.
post #595 of 6013
Quote:


I figured out the answer to part of one of my questions. Check 5C on ESPNHD and it showed 1. Started recording and then check the 5C flag on the recording and it showed 0. So I have a feeling that the 5C information provided in the setup isn't correct for pre-recorded material. This would make sense as to why OnDemand is showing up with 5C=0. I thought it was pretty crazy to not have any of the OnDemand stuff protected. I'll find out more once I get some time to really do some testing with this stuff.

i mentioned the flaw in current 6412 fw, you aren't suppose to transfer flagged material to pc. Not from my last two 6208,i couldn't. Whatever that's not working right for them, works for us

Occasionally, it will kick in when you're dumping and capdvhs is recording a blank screen even on pre-recorded show. You just have to trick it and try again. it will works. That happened on ROTR3, Matrix3 and the other one movie i forgot, probably bruce almighty. They are all from diff channels u see..

So, don't try argue these with ya beloved comcast csr ot tech. I doubt they can spell ieee or 1394 and what the heck is firewire. Besides, the less they know the better, i'll get to keep recording...... And don't call for tech support on this issues, it never helped.

I wish VOD is working in my area, we'll see if i can do the same to supposingly copy never to pc.
post #596 of 6013
Quote:


I just ordered two digital cable boxes from Comcast. The lady on the phone said almost all of the connectors are locked out, so it looks like I won't be able to connect to it's firewire port. I'm going to pick up a 4pin - 6pin wire just in case it does work. If it doesn't, I will have to get in touch with the tech support people and see if they can enabled ports, they may want me to upgrade to HDTV service to do so though.

dude, what you need to know is what DVR model you are getting in you area and find out current FW for that model. They can't active the port if fw is not avaliable in you area.

digital cable box? non-hd capable? that i don't know if they even have firewire. But why one need to firewire a non-hd material anyway?? so much time and trouble for worthless pq-wise material.
post #597 of 6013
Hehe well you are right zero. The two boxes I got today have no firewire ports whatsoever. I was going to swap one of the boxes for an HDTV unit, but they said that someone has to come out and install it. The only reason I wasn't planning on jumping on board HD right away, is because I don't have a HDTV (as of now), but I still want to be able to capture transport streams for playback on computer/regular tv. I will probably play with the digital cable over the weekend (if analog to digital is this fun, I can't wait for HD playback on an HDTV), and then see if someone can "install" an HD box on Monday... although I can't think of a non-stupid way to say I want an HD box, but I don't own an HDTV x.x.

Worse comes to worse, I wait to get an HD box until March (when I can afford a nice HDTV), but waiting is no fun... must... have.... geek.... toys... even... though... I'm broke! Hehe also I'm loving these forums, I can't believe it took me so long to come across them.
post #598 of 6013
Someone direct me to the easiest way to make a DVD from a transport stream? It seems there's no easy way.

Nerovision Express will do it all in one step, except it won't do 5.1, just 2.0.

It also appears to take hours to mix down from a Transport stream to DVD resolution.
post #599 of 6013
I have used Nero Vision as well, and the resulting quality is not the greatest, even when burning to a DL DVD where you don't have to compress as much. As with other method that I have tried so far (TMPEGENC), the resulting video looks choppy, or jumpy. Also with Nerovision, when I did a movie that recorded from TV in HD, it took 38 hours to encode! I am running a 2.8 P4 with 512 ram. Not exactly a x286! I have really been dissapointed with the lack of a solution in this department. I had thought that Nero vision would do it but the video was worse then TMGENC and the audio was not synched with TMPGENC. Any other solutions would be greatly appreciated!
post #600 of 6013
Transport conversion to quality DVD...I think i'll eventually drop it even with dual xeon emt64 processor . There's no simple step and there's no quick compression.

I used to think if i could ts>DVD my Tv series, that would be nice...so i have TMPEGENC xpress3.0 for reprocess/convertion, taking out extra ignoring 8 pixels over NBC and INHD material. That's before HTPC2MPEG, then burn to DVD format. It took hours of work for minutes of playing but the PQ is xcellent if compression is not to high. However, setting higher quality ain't gonna fit much in 4.5GB DVD blank.
Also, Keep it mind your cpu process is pretty much fully loaded during the conversion. There ain't much juice left for anything. single clog or wrong click may froze up darn thing, then you have to redo it all over again. How many night you have it leave this over for one single movie?
End of the day, i sticked with orig transport and stores at pc for playback.
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