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02-16-2006, 04:14 PM
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I've just bought the Hauppauge PVR 350 and as everyone knows, WinTV2K is a big pile of poo. So i've been hunting around for some alternatives but all the ones i've tried only record from the TV tuner and not the video i have connected to the card.
That's literally all i want it for, to capture VHS for KDVD.
I have tried GBPVR(couldn't get passed a .net framework error:http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.php?t=13601), Media Portal, ChrisTV, GotTV,CTPVR(wouldn't load), WinTVCap and probably a few others. There must be a program like VirtualVCR for the 350. I've been at this for four days now and i just want to use my new card. I have a home video collection dating back to 1989 waiting to go on KDVD.
If anyone can help out i would be so appreciative.
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02-17-2006, 07:20 AM
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What's wrong with WinTVCap? Have you tried playing around with the ini file?
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02-17-2006, 11:44 AM
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Yeah but i dunno what i'm doing. For a start, how do i choose the input? I managed to capture sound but the picture was black. I tried the s-video and composite selections on WinTVCapStart.
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Post the contents of the wintvcap.ini file and I'll have a look. I still might remember the correct settings.. The main thing is to enable antenna input.
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I'm using the 9-pin S-Video to Scart cable that came with the card.
[LOGGING]
FindPin = 0 // 0on't Log, 1:Log, 2:Be Quiet
FindFilter = 0 // 0on't Log, 1:Log, 2:Be Quiet
ConnectPins = 0 // 0on't Log, 1:Log, 2:Be Quiet
RouteCrossbar = 0 // 0on't Log, 1:Log, 2:Be Quiet
DoContextMenu = 0 // 0on't Log, 1:Log, 2:Be Quiet
DoTimerTick = 0 // 0on't Log, 1:Log, 2:Be Quiet

[SETUP]
CountryCode = 31 // Microsoft defined
InputType = 0 // 0:Cable, 1:Antenna
StorageMode = 0 // 0:'D:\350 Captures', 1:'DefaultDrive:\DefaultPath', 2:<emptiest drive>:\DefaultPath
DefaultDrive = 2 // 'DefaultDrive' for mode 1. <0=A:, 1=B:, 2=C:, ... 25=Z:>
MinFreeSpace = 1200 // Minimum amount of free space (in Mb) requied for consideration in mode 2.
Retries = 5 // Number of seconds to keep trying to find a free board (useful for back-to-back recording with -board:0)
DefaultPath = "\"
CaptureFilter = "Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI II Capture"
CrossbarFilter = "Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI II Crossbar"
TvTunerFilter = "Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI II TvTuner"
TvAudioFilter = "Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI II TvAudio"

[PVR250-iVac15]
VideoTunerPinNo = 0
CompositePinNo = 1
SVideoPinNo = 2
AudioLinePinNo = 3
AudioTunerPinNo = 4

[PVR250-iVac16]
VideoTunerPinNo = 0
CompositePinNo = 1
SVideoPinNo = 3
AudioLinePinNo = 4
AudioTunerPinNo = 5

[PVR350]
VideoTunerPinNo = 0
CompositePinNo = 2
SVideoPinNo = 4
AudioLinePinNo = 6
AudioTunerPinNo = 7

[PRESETS]
1 = 5
2 = 8
3 = 9
4 = 42
5 = 46
6 = 50
7 = 48
8 = 52
9 = 55
10 = 49
11 = 65
12 = 68
13 = 35
14 = 66
15 = 60
16 = 27
17 = 28
18 = 10
19 = 11
20 = 47
21 = 33
22 = 29
23 = 12

[DVD]
OutputType = 0 // 0:Program, 1:Transport, 2:MPEG1, 10VD, 11:VCD, 12:SVCD
VideoResolution = 0 // 0:720x480(576), 1:480x480(576), 2:352x480(576)MPEG2/352x240(28MPEG1-VCD, 3:320x240(28
GopSize = 12 // 6 or 15
ClosedGop = 0 // 0:Open Gop, 1:Closed Gop
AudioMode = 0 // 0:Stereo, 1;Joint Stereo, 2ual Channel, 3:Mono
AudioCrc = 0 // 0isable, 1:Enable
AudioFrequency = 1 // 0:44.1kHz, 1:48kHz, 2:32Khz
AudioCompression= 14 // 4:64Kbit, 6:96kbit, 7:112kbit, 8:128Kbit, 9:160Kbit, 10:192Kbit, 11:224Kbit, 12:256Kbit, 13:320Kbit, 14:384Kbit
InverseTelecine = 0 // 0:OFF, 1:ON
CopyProtection = 0 // 0:OFF, 1:ON
BitrateMode = 1 // 0:CBR, 1:VBR
BitrateAve =12000
BitratePeak =12000
Multiplier = 120 // Preallocated fileSize = (Multiplier/100.0) * BitrateAve / 8 * recording-time-in-seconds

[HALFD1]
OutputType = 0
VideoResolution = 2
GopSize = 15
ClosedGop = 1
AudioMode = 0
AudioCrc = 0
AudioFrequency = 1
AudioCompression= 11
InverseTelecine = 0
CopyProtection = 0
BitrateMode = 1
BitrateAve = 2250
BitratePeak = 6000
Multiplier = 120
PAL_N = 0E,AD:0F,38:10,06:99,00:98,05:9B,00:9A,02:9D,05:9C ,A0:C9,00:C8,14:CD,01:CC,609,048,18D,02C,0 C

[SVCD]
OutputType = 0
VideoResolution = 1
GopSize = 15
ClosedGop = 1
AudioMode = 0
AudioCrc = 0
AudioFrequency = 0
AudioCompression= 11
InverseTelecine = 0
CopyProtection = 0
BitrateMode = 1
BitrateAve = 2250
BitratePeak = 2650
Multiplier = 120
PAL_N = 0E,AD:0F,2A:10,06:99,00:98,05:9B,00:9A,02:9D,05:9C ,A0:C9,00:C8,14:CD,01:CC,E09,058,E6D,02C,F 3

[VCD]
OutputType = 11
VideoResolution = 2
GopSize = 15
ClosedGop = 1
AudioMode = 0
AudioCrc = 0
AudioFrequency = 0
AudioCompression= 11
InverseTelecine = 0
CopyProtection = 0
BitrateMode = 0
BitrateAve = 1150
BitratePeak = 0
Multiplier = 120
PAL_N = 0E,AD:0F,37:10,06:99,00:98,05:9B,00:9A,02:9D,05:9C ,A0:C9,00:C8,14:CD,01:CC,609,048,18D,02C,0 C0,021,D22,AA

[EPDVD]
OutputType = 14
VideoResolution = 0
GopSize = 15
ClosedGop = 1
AudioMode = 0
AudioCrc = 0
AudioFrequency = 1
AudioCompression= 13
InverseTelecine = 0
CopyProtection = 0
BitrateMode = 1
BitrateAve = 4000
BitratePeak = 6000
Multiplier = 120

[PROCAMP]
Hue = 0 // [0-255], 0:default
Brightness = 134 // [0-255], 136:default
Contrast = 68 // [0-255], 72:default
Saturation = 55 // [0-255], 71:default
Sharpness = 7 // [0-255], 2:default

[AUDIO]
Modus = 0x2003 // bits[14:13] - 4.5Mhz carrier = 0:M(Korea), 1BTSC), 2Japan), 3:Ignore
// bit[12] - 6.5Mhz carrier = 0:L(SECAM), 1D/K1, D/K2, D/K3, or D/K NICAM)
MspStandard = 0x0001 // 0x0001 - <auto detect>
// 0x0002 - m_Dual FM-Stereo
// 0x0003 - B/G-Dual FM-Stereo
// 0x0004 - D/K1-Dual FM-Stereo
// 0x0005 - D/K2-Dual FM-Stereo
// 0x0006 - D/K FM-Mono
// 0x0007 - D/K3-Dual FM-Stereo
// 0x0008 - B/G-NICAM-FM
// 0x0009 - L-NICAM-AM
// 0x000A - I-NICAM-FM
// 0x000B - D/K-NICAM-FM
// 0x000C - D/K-NICAM-FM with HDEV2 (for China)
// 0x000D - D/K-NICAM-FM with HDEV3 (for China)
// 0x0020 - BTSC-Stereo
// 0x0021 - BTSC-Mono + SAP
// 0x0030 - EIA-J Japan Stereo
Scart1Volume = 0x7301 // bits[15:8] - 0x7F:+12dB, 0x73:0dB, 0x72:-1dB, 0x01:-114dB, 0x00:Mute
Scart1Tuner = 0x0120 // bits[15:8] - 0x00:FM/AM, 0x01:Stereo or A/B, 0x02:LineIn, 0x03:Stereo or A, 0x04:Stereo or B
Scart1LineIn = 0x0220 // bits[15:8] - 0x00:FM/AM, 0x01:Stereo or A/B, 0x02:LineIn, 0x03:Stereo or A, 0x04:Stereo or B
ScartPrescale = 0x1700 // bits[15:8] - 0x7F:+14dB, 0x19:0dB, 0x00ff
FmAmPrescale = 0x2402 // bits[15:8] - 0x7F:28kHz, 0x48:50kHz, 0x30:75kHz, 0x24:100kHz, 0x18:150kHz, 0x13:180kHz
NicamPrescale = 0x5800 // bits[15:8] - 0x7F:+12dB, 0x5A:9dB, 0x20:0dB, 0x00ff
AcbSwitches = 0x0C00 // bits[15:0] - 0x0C00:ScartDA to Scart1OUT, 0x0C40:MUTE

[Nicam]
Modus = 0x2003
MspStandard = 0x0008
Scart1Volume = 0x7301
Scart1Tuner = 0x0120
Scart1LineIn = 0x0220
ScartPrescale = 0x1700
FmAmPrescale = 0x2402
NicamPrescale = 0x5800
AcbSwitches = 0x0C00

[Dualfm]
Modus = 0x2003
MspStandard = 0x0003
Scart1Volume = 0x7301
Scart1Tuner = 0x0120
Scart1LineIn = 0x0220
ScartPrescale = 0x1700
FmAmPrescale = 0x2402
NicamPrescale = 0x5800
AcbSwitches = 0x0C00

[LOUDEST]
Modus = 0x2003
MspStandard = 0x0001
Scart1Volume = 0x7F01
Scart1Tuner = 0x0120
Scart1LineIn = 0x0220
ScartPrescale = 0x1700
FmAmPrescale = 0x2402
NicamPrescale = 0x5800
AcbSwitches = 0x0C00

[LOUD]
Modus = 0x2003
MspStandard = 0x0001
Scart1Volume = 0x7601
Scart1Tuner = 0x0120
Scart1LineIn = 0x0220
ScartPrescale = 0x1700
FmAmPrescale = 0x2402
NicamPrescale = 0x5800
AcbSwitches = 0x0C00

[LOUDER]
Modus = 0x2003
MspStandard = 0x0001
Scart1Volume = 0x7901
Scart1Tuner = 0x0120
Scart1LineIn = 0x0220
ScartPrescale = 0x1700
FmAmPrescale = 0x2402
NicamPrescale = 0x5800
AcbSwitches = 0x0C00

[PREFILTER]
DisableFilter = 0 // 0:Enable, 1isable
MedianFilter = 0 // 0isable, 1:Horizontal, 2:Vertical, 3:Horz&Vert(default), 4iagonal
MedianCoringLumaHi = 0 // [0-255], 0:default
MedianCoringLumaLo = 255 // [0-255], 255:default
MedianCoringChromaHi = 0 // [0-255], 0:default
MedianCoringChromaLo = 255 // [0-255], 255:default
LumaSpatialFlt = 0 // 0isable, 1:1D Horiz, 2:1D Vert, 3:2D Horz & Vert Seperatable(default), 4:2D Non Seperable
ChromaSpatialFlt = 0 // 0isable, 1:1D Horz(default)
DNRMode = 0 // 0:StaticBoth, 1:StaticTime/DynamicSpace, 2ynamicTime/StaticSpace, 3ynamicBoth(default)
DNRSpatialFltLevel = 0 // [0-15], 0:default
DNRTemporalFltLevel = 0 // [0-15], 0:default
DNRSmoothFactor = 0 // [0-255], 200:default
DNR_Ntlf_Max_Y = 0 // [0-15], 15:default
DNR_Ntlf_Max_UV = 0 // [0-15], 15:default
DNRTemporalMultFactor= 0 // [0-255], 48:default
DNRTemporalAddFactor = 0 // [0-15], 4:default
DNRSpatialMultFactor = 0 // [0-255], 21:default
DNRSpatialSubFactor = 0 // [0-15], 2:default
LumaNLTFLevel = 0 // [0-15], 0:default
LumaNLTFCoEffIndex = 0 // [0-16], 0:default
LumaNLTFCoEffValue = 0 // [0-255], 0:default
VIMZoneHeight = 0 // [0-15], 2:default

[FILTER_ORG]
DisableFilter = 0 // 0:Enable, 1isable
MedianFilter = 3 // 0isable, 1:Horizontal, 2:Vertical, 3:Horz&Vert(default), 4iagonal
MedianCoringLumaHi = 0 // [0-255], 0:default
MedianCoringLumaLo = 255 // [0-255], 255:default
MedianCoringChromaHi = 0 // [0-255], 0:default
MedianCoringChromaLo = 255 // [0-255], 255:default
LumaSpatialFlt = 3 // 0isable, 1:1D Horiz, 2:1D Vert, 3:2D Horz & Vert Seperatable(default), 4:2D Non Seperable
ChromaSpatialFlt = 1 // 0isable, 1:1D Horz(default)
DNRMode = 3 // 0:StaticBoth, 1:StaticTime/DynamicSpace, 2ynamicTime/StaticSpace, 3ynamicBoth(default)
DNRSpatialFltLevel = 0 // [0-15], 0:default
DNRTemporalFltLevel = 0 // [0-15], 0:default
DNRSmoothFactor = 200 // [0-255], 200:default
DNR_Ntlf_Max_Y = 15 // [0-15], 15:default
DNR_Ntlf_Max_UV = 15 // [0-15], 15:default
DNRTemporalMultFactor= 48 // [0-255], 48:default
DNRTemporalAddFactor = 4 // [0-15], 4:default
DNRSpatialMultFactor = 21 // [0-255], 21:default
DNRSpatialSubFactor = 2 // [0-15], 2:default
LumaNLTFLevel = 0 // [0-15], 0:default
LumaNLTFCoEffIndex = 0 // [0-16], 0:default
LumaNLTFCoEffValue = 0 // [0-255], 0:default
VIMZoneHeight = 2 // [0-15], 2:default
[QUALITY]
QUALITYMETHOD=1
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02-17-2006, 02:46 PM
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Try changing

InputType = 0 // 0:Cable, 1:Antenna

to InputType = 1.

Then run the bat file that captures a second from all channels (don't remember whether it was supplied with WinTVCap or WinTVCap Start) to see if you can see the VHS tape captured on some channel. IIRC my VHS shows up at number 36.
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02-18-2006, 01:58 PM
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I found the bat file in WinTVCap Start but i am not using an RF aerial cable to connect my video to the card. I'm using the 9 pin S-Video port next to the standard S-Video port. I went ahead and tried it anyway. I set input to 1, like you said, set the recording path, pressed play on the video and clicked on the bat file. When i went to check the captured files, there wern't any.

However, i've been playing with it and i've managed to get a picture up by connecting my video through scart to compsite and then using the supplied composite to S-Video adaptor. Then i have to select Composite in WinTVCap Start. Selecting S-Video gives me a black and white picture which looks like a PAL signal being shown in NTSC.
I'll have to buy some decent cables so i can use the S-Video/Composite port.

By the way, when i used WinTV2000, i was getting ghosting and trails on some captures. It only happened now and again. It hasn't happened yet on WinTVCap. Could it have been WinTV2000 causing it or is it a hardware issue? Have you come across this at all?
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Black and white with S-video usually means that either the receiving or the transmitting end doesn't know it's S-video signal but treats it as composite.

WinTV2000 uses denoising by default. IIRC it's set on dynamic strength which might produce ghosting at times (that's what happens when the temporal threshold is too high). The forum at shspvr.com might be useful for finding a way to disable filtering if you ever want to use the program.
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Thanks for the info Boulder. I might check it out although i'm quite happy with the results i'm getting from WinTVCap. It's just a shame it doesn't have a real-time preview window so you can see what the video is displaying before you press record.

Thanks again. People here are so friendly and helpful. I'm so glad to be a part of this forum.
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