Cannot capture analog video from my VCR

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Margaret Bartley, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Windows XP sp 3, Media Center Edition 2002
    Sony VAIO

    I saw an error message about this for MCE 2005, but can't find it for MC
    2002:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;902165, "You Receive
    a 'Device in Use' Error"

    This article says to turn off the Media Center Receiver Service, but I don't
    have that in MCE 2002.
    I've turned off the services Media Center Scheduler Service, Sony TV Tuner
    Manager, and Sony TVTA Manager.

    The services still running are VAIO Entertainment File Import, VAIO Media
    Integrated Server, and VAIO Media Video Server.

    I've done a search for that error message for MCE2002, but Bing can't find
    it.

    What would be the steps in MCE 2002 to stop the TV Tuner, or to address the
    issues in the error message.(which is stated in full in the KB article
    referenced above)?

    Thank you.
     
    Margaret Bartley, Sep 30, 2009
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  2. Margaret Bartley

    - Bobb - Guest

    In general,
    when I'm tracking to track down a "'Device in Use' Error", I disable the
    device in device manger , then look in event log to see "what is
    complaining". THAT app is the one that's " using your card".
     
    - Bobb -, Sep 30, 2009
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  3. Margaret Bartley

    Jaime Guest

    First, you couldn't have Media Center 2002 with SP3, if your system
    originally had MCE 2002, then applying the sp2 (or sp3) would have
    automatically upgraded you to MCE 2004. However, if you bought your system
    anytime in the last four years or so, then you MCE 2005. The proper place to
    check for the MCE version is in the MC interface, Setting, General, About.

    Could you provide some more info, when are you getting this error? Are you
    trying to run a 3rd party video capture app or is that occurring in MC?

    Most of the MC services are named "eh..." and there should be a ehReceiver
    service running if you have set up MC. Are you checking in the "Services"
    applet to disable services or just in the startup stuff?
     
    Jaime, Sep 30, 2009
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  4. Correction on the version. It's MCE 2004, version 5.1
    Thanks for redirecting me to this data bit :)


    I am using Click to DVD, which came with the computer. It puts the analog
    input onto a DVD.
    Click to DVD initializes, recognizes the data coming in, and starts the DVD
    for output, but then after a few seconds I get an error message that says:
    "Cannot capture from the analog device because an error has occured, the TV
    tuner may be in use by another program. Either wait until TV recording is
    finished or exit the TV recording program, then start capturing."

    As I said, I tried turning off Media Center Scheduler Service, Sony TV
    Tuner Manager, and Sony TVTA Manager.

    When I go into the Task Manager, I don't see any tasks that start with "eh".
    Normally, I do, so they must be the ones I turned off.

    I went into the Services Applet and stopped them.




    I tried using MovieMaker, but MovieMaker doesn't recognize that any analog
    data is
    coming in.

    So, I'm trying to find out if indeed, there really is some TV app that is
    going on in the background, or if this is a bad error message, i.e. giving
    me wrong information.
     
    Margaret Bartley, Oct 1, 2009
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  5. Margaret Bartley

    Jaime Guest

    You might try telling MC not to start with Windows (if you have it doing
    this) and temporarily disabling the MC services (with the Services app),
    then reboot and retry. (make sure you remember what you disable, so you can
    reset it to Automatic later)

    If you still get the error, try going into Event Viewer (Control Panel,
    Administrative Tools) and see if you have any error that have more info.
     
    Jaime, Oct 2, 2009
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  6. Margaret Bartley

    Curious Guest

    What model Sony TV turner do you have?
    Have you tried to use the application that came with it to capture incoming
    video?
     
    Curious, Oct 2, 2009
    #6
  7. I don't know what model Sony TV tuner I have. I've never used it - I've
    never even set it up. I went into the list of hardware in the System folder,
    but didn't see anything that looked like it might be a tuner card.

    Part of the reason, besides the fact that I don't watch TV, is that the
    media center is designed to be a server for a home network. I'm just using
    this one desktop machine, and I can't get beyond the point where it insists
    that I register my computer with the other VAIO Media computers, which,
    being a stand-alone, I don't want to do. It says to select the server, but
    there are no servers on the list to select from. When I try to cancel out
    of this operation, I get an error message, and I get asked if I want to tell
    Microsoft about it. Then I cancel the program.

    I'm not sure how to go about recording TV. I don't even know if I'm set up
    for it.
     
    Margaret Bartley, Oct 3, 2009
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  8. Correction on the version. It's MCE 2004, version 5.1
    Thanks for redirecting me to this data bit!

    I am using Click to DVD, which came with the computer. Itl takes the analog
    input and put it on a DVD.
    Click to DVD initializes, recognizes the data coming in, and starts the DVD
    for output, but then after a few seconds I get an error message that says:
    "Cannot capture from the analog device because an error has occured, the TV
    tuner may be in use by another program. Either wait until TV recording is
    finished or exit the TV recording program, then start capturing."

    As I said, I tried turning off Media Center Scheduler Service, Sony TV
    Tuner Manager, and Sony TVTA Manager.

    When I go into the Task Manager, I don't see any tasks that start with "eh".
    Normally, I do, so they must be the ones I turned off.

    I went into the Services Applet and stopped them.




    I tried using MovieMaker, but MovieMaker doesn't recognize the analog data
    coming in.
     
    Margaret Bartley, Oct 23, 2009
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