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Thanks Keld! I just upgraded to the newer drivers under Windows XP. Notice during the install, Hauppauge still call the drivers "Middleware". I'm guessing that means it is not complete. I believe their ultimate intention is to get Microsoft certification for their unified WDM drivers.
 

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By the way, don't uninstall the old drivers first, this is only a update, not a full driver package.


If you uninstall, it will not work
 

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I was lucky, this was the first time I actually didn't uninstall my old ones. I knew something wasnt right because the file was too small.
 

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Unbelievable! The old and well-known bug of not supporting the highest PAL resolution (768 x 576) is still not solved in this new driver.

I know, it's still a beta and not official yet, but I surely hope that in the official driver this bug is finally solved!


Further experience with this driver:

- picture quality slightly improved and very good now.

- speed (when capturing live TV to file) a bit higher. I can now capture 640 x 480 resolution in Divx4 easily with my 1 GHz Athlon

Afterwards I have to do de-interlacing of course (with VirtualDub).


Regards,

Johan
 

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Johan, what program do you use to capture video?


are you using virtualdub? if so, you would be using the vfw wrapper, right? and that dosent degrade performance?


right now, I am using a vcr tuner to pipe video in to my wintv-d and am using the "old" vfw drivers. I am capturing in virtualdub (320x240) using 4.02 to compress realtime, (and the quality is quite good...let me know if you know of a better way of doing this

These are my 4.02 settings:


1-pass

slowest performance/quality

6000 kbps

max quant 6

min quant 2

key frame 300


Thanks,

Volodar
 

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Volodar,


I use ShowShifter for capturing ( www.showshifter.com ). It supports the WDM-driver. The Divx4-settings I use are:

1-pass quality based

performance/quality: fastest

encoding quality: 100%

de-interlace not checked for high resolutions (in my opinion the Divx-encoder has a very bad de-interlacer).


I don't use VirtualDub, because it doesn't support WDM very well. And with the VFW-driver the speed is not high enough to capture in Divx4 in the highest resolution.


If someone knows a better way to capture at the highest possible quality please let me know.


Regards,

Johan
 
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