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Standard User Littleseen
(learned) Mon 20-Feb-12 10:23:49
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Hardware or software issue?


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Plz advise --- is the following a Windows pc's hardware or a software issue?

I wish to capture incoming digital video with sound. Surely that must be digital because it arrives via the web from my ISP. It cannot therefore be analogue.

Since it displays with sound on my XP desktop pc then it is undoubtedly digital is it not? To capture this do I need a capture thingy (thus hardware) and I already have Ezeegrabber anyway but that captures & converts (to digital) on the fly analogue from my VHS-VCR so maybe that is not the tool?

Or do I need software provided from the U-Lead video prog arising from my GeForce 9500GT graphics card --- and thus software? But Video Capture is greyed out in same.

I can already capture sound from incoming video signals (say from U-Tube) by using the PCI sound-card's software that is provided by my Audigy-2 hardware. This suggests this is the kind of road to journey on but video of course?

If I could get me a handle where to go from here I might even get there, me no tekky!

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Edited by Littleseen (Mon 20-Feb-12 10:25:20)

Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Mon 20-Feb-12 11:20:30
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Re: Hardware or software issue?


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Could be a CODEC problem. I doubt it but try installing the K-Lite pack anbd playing your vids back then.
What format are you saving these captured videos in?
Try using Real Player to download something from YouTube and play it within Real..
Standard User john2007
(legend) Mon 20-Feb-12 11:58:10
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Re: Hardware or software issue?


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Firefox has many add-ons (software) which will extract and save video and audio streams from the www. Nothing to do with any video hardware cards you may have.


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Standard User Dick_B
(regular) Mon 20-Feb-12 12:02:49
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Re: Hardware or software issue?


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What is the source of the video and sound you wish to capture i.e iPlayer, Youtube or something else?

A Google search will list those that work with Youtube and others.
Standard User Littleseen
(learned) Mon 20-Feb-12 14:48:43
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Re: Hardware or software issue?


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U-Tube --- on there, if you ask for Geneva Drive, you can watch an ingenious mechanical interuptor mechanism show its trick. And there are many others that can convert say steady rotary motion into some very weird activity (an old-style film projector is one such).

I want to make a small collection that I can study at leisure & show to youngsters, saved to my hard drive. A convenience thing.

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Standard User Dick_B
(regular) Mon 20-Feb-12 15:07:50
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 21-Feb-12 07:12:13
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Re: Hardware or software issue?


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Try Ant - sets up a toolbar and intercepts incomming video.
Failing that - try FRAPS - will capture anything regardless of where its from.
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(moderator) Tue 21-Feb-12 09:51:12
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I'm informed that the site referred to is a heavy source of infection, better safe than sorry.

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Standard User ffox
(committed) Tue 21-Feb-12 16:48:07
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Re: Hardware or software issue?


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I use Ant and it works well. You need http://www.ant.com/video-downloader (ant.com is a search engine).

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