can't capture video from vcr

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Guest, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Guest, Nov 28, 2003
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  2. anonymous

    I'd suggest you state your case more clearly if you expect any help from the


    Luis A. Burgos [MCE MVP], Nov 28, 2003
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    PCC Guest

    No need to be so unsymapthetic for someone's unintended
    gobbledygook ! Whoever posted it made his point in the
    subject line itself. The same complaint appears in another
    post under a different subject and I have seen it also on
    the Toshiba forum.
    The original MCE allowed a TV-input but did not support a
    more general composite VIDEO-IN signal (e.g. VCR in this
    case). Can anyone confirm that that the new MCE 2004
    supports non-TV analog VIDEO-IN ? It should be fairly
    simple for someone who has installed the 2004 edition.

    PCC, Nov 29, 2003
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    Gina Guest

    I finally got my VCR to work with MCE 2004 with sound.
    It's hooked to the front of the PC (model m380n).
    Gina, Nov 30, 2003
  5. PCC,

    I didn't mean to be "unsymapthetic" at all, but it is very difficult to help
    someone who has "a problem with the computer" or 'a "program doesn't work".

    Was that person trying to import using video through media center? With
    Movie maker? Movie Mill? hauppauge WinTV? Was it even media center?

    What "can't capture" means? Does the person get an image but cannot record
    it to disk? Is the recorded file not playing? Dows the VCR plays on TV?

    If someone is asking for help, the best they can do explain what their
    problem is, what's the process they are following and what are the results
    they are getting. That seems fairly simple and common, when most posters
    here do it all the time.

    regarding your question, MCE 2004 capture of analog video has not changed
    from v1.0 to 2004. You can however, still configure it to record from an
    analog source through s-video or S-VHS, but that implies changing your TV
    configuration back and forth. in such a case, I'd suggest using MovieMill or
    WinTV, depending on which capture card you have.

    If I was perceived to be "unsymapthetic", please accept my apologies.


    Luis A. Burgos [MCE MVP], Nov 30, 2003
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    pcchowdhury Guest


    Sorry, I got you wrong. I saw your earlier reply posted to Kristi o
    another subject . Brilliant! I am reproducing the first part below t
    enable Gina and other interested parties to go there for the ful



    Topic: Just got XP media cntr...a few questions.

    Luis A. Burgo

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    Forum: General MCE Discussions Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:02 pm
    Subject: Just got XP media cntr...a few questions.


    Media Center was not specifically designed to capture o
    record from analog sources other than TV. Even though yo
    may configure your MC to capture whatever signal you fee
    it from (VCR, C ..

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    pcchowdhury, Dec 1, 2003
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    Rob Alfieri Guest

    My new HP Media Center includes software from called ShowBiz. It
    allows me to use my S-Video2 input to capture and record from my VCR for
    burning to DVD. Very cool.
    Rob Alfieri, Dec 1, 2003
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