What is the best approach for capturing home video (VHS) with a Hauppauge PVR150? In WinTV7 I see Fair, Good, Better, Best? How should I be capturing? A Hauppauge capturing guide as mentioned above would be a great idea as it looks like most of the MPEG capture guides on the site are for archival purposes.
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As this has been bumped any way, I'd also like to know the optimal capture software to be used with Hauppauge capture devices. As mentioned 'fair, good, better or best' doesn't give you too much confidence in WinTV.
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Well, after doing some research, I think it's probably time to just upgrade my capture card as I'm using Windows7. The problems with the PVR-150 / WinTV v7 were piling up and spending $35 on ebay
for the ATI 600 USB stick is worth it to make these troubles go away.
But I wanted to at least share what I did find in regards to WinTV 7's capture settings in case it helps someone else:
From what I can understand so far, here are the quality settings for WinTV7:
Average Bitrate: 3.5
Min Bitrate: 3
Max Bitrate: 4
Average Bitrate: 4.5
Min Bitrate: 4
Max Bitrate: 5
Average Bitrate: 6
Min Bitrate: 5.5
Max Bitrate: 6.6
Average Bitrate: 9
Min Bitrate: 8.5
Max Bitrate: 9.9
The bitrates were found in the registry: