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fravel 12-13-2002 11:53 PM

No video preview while capturing?
I'm not getting video preview with PV231 capture card, WinDVR or PowerDirector Pro (Trial), although the captured files result OK. My Specs: WindowsXP Home, SP1, 2.4 Ghz box w/ 512 Mb Ram, 80 Mb HD. I installed the latest drivers for my graphics card and all capture software.
Any help will be highly appreciated.
Merry Xmas to all!

kwag 12-14-2002 09:37 AM

Hi fravel,

If you can't get video preview, it could be that your video hardware is not fast enough to keep up with capture and display simultaneously. I have the same problem on one of my PC's which has a built-in video card. On my other PC, the one I use the most, has a NVidia GE Force card and I get perfect video preview :D
What video card do you have?


fravel 12-15-2002 04:01 PM

Thanks again, kwag!
My graphics card is an Intel 82845G/GL with up to 64MB shared video memory. With Windows ME the other card I had, a "caravelita" one, I had no problems. I think I even had no problems with WinMX and the new PC at first, but I'm not sure.

kwag 12-15-2002 04:16 PM

Hi fravel,

The problem could be related to the frame buffer used in the card. So I guess you need another driver, or simply the card doesn't support preview while capturing :cry:

Felicidades! :D

fravel 12-15-2002 06:14 PM

Hi, kwag!
Yes, the PV231 does support preview while capturing. I had it working perfectly in WindowsME. I don't know if SPI for WindowsXP has something to do with it.
Best Wishes,

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