I have recently bought a hewlett packard HP TV100 pci card - when trying to capture a decent format like mpeg2 at a decent size the frame rate capture is very poor - is there anyway to make it better - i have a decent amd 1700xp , 9800pro, 512ddr sohardware ok i think?
O.K a few pointers
- Disconnect from the internet (if possible) and turn off your anti-virus, firewall, and any other unnessesary programs.
- Try and save in the resolution that the picture is transmitted in (i.e. don’t resize it)
- Turn off any anti-analising or post-processing features.
- Try and save in another format (say MPEG 1) and then convert it over.
- Make sure that it’s not the software that’s making it capture so slow. Look around in the prefrences and see if there is a FPS setting.
Hope this helps and let us know how you get on
- Uhm… Why would you disconnect? That doesn’t make any sense at all. Turning off only the fly scan of viruses is a good idea though if you have it on.
- Huh? Unless it’s a DVB-card it doesn’t matter at all which resolution he caps at (assuming that the comp is somewhat new and the cpu is not the bottleneck which I doubt in this case).
- Which capture program have AA?
- MPEG-1 is a bad idea, go for HuffYUV if you’re going to try another format.
- Intervideo WinDVR should be adequate for this and have decent performance
Have you checked so the capture card doesn’t share an IRQ address?
I suggest you try using Dr. Div-X or WinVDR Pro to capture, when I first got a TV Card the software with the card was not very good. You can get the above software on a free trial via the internet.
Hope this helps…
PS - Do not disable your filewall or anti-virus software.