Originally Posted by Hushpower
For those on Win 11, beware. I have a Pinnacle 710-USB from Lordsmurf and it no longer captures analogue video. It is basically unresponsive. I'm running the latest Pinnacle driver from the Pinnacle CDN site here
Interestingly, the DV to USB transfer/conversion function works fine.
Each successive OS has stopped working with the most reliable of cards.
- ATI AIW did not official work with Windows Vista x86 or Windows 7 x86, but could actually be hacked. However, the hack would undo itself at reboot.
- Windows 8 and 10 updates corrupted output from many cards, including ATI 600 USB and clones.
- Windows 11 is essentially the latest "Windows 10" update, with a new GUI. Remember, there is no "Windows 10" or "Windows 11", in terms of a single OS. Each update, every 6 months, is more like a new OS than a mere update. Windows 10 and 11, the OS of the 2020s, are not what you should be using for the 2000s-2010s task of capture video. Microsoft doesn't care about video capture anymore. Apple and Linux never cared.
All cards will eventually cease to work properly with new OS. Even the junk Easycap cards are failing now.
If the card itself fails (no longer works with any OS), odds are that the failure was not caused by the OS, but it's merely coincidence.
All new OS insist on being online at all times, and capture needs to be done on an offline computer anyway. For those offline systems, use WinXP or Win7.