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Hi guys. Ive had the Avermedia DVB-t for a while just sitting there collecting dust. I wasnt too imprssed with its qualities of digital tv in the beggining so decided to rip it out of my case. Now since i put together a new system ive slotted it in again, and i was wondering if theres actually any use of the s-video and video input at the back of it. Does it actualy work? And how the hell do u use it?

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Now since i put together a new system ive slotted it in again, and i was wondering if theres actually any use of the s-video and video input at the back of it. Does it actualy work? And how the hell do u use it?
One use is for it to receive the output of your tape VCR. Or camera, say. Also need to feed the audio from the VCR to your sound card. The Aver software can select those inputs (video source selector - Ctrl-V). So you can watch and record. Not sure how well it records, though. You may want to try something else like VirtualDub.
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G'day Bluelion,

Don't have an Avermedia anymore but did experiement with the analogue video inputs.

Captured picture tended to be very blocky and couldn't find a way around it.

Problem is it only captures in MPEG2 at a max 6000kbps and there's no way (that I could see) of finetuning quality parameters.

Forget the Avermedia for analogue video capture .... if you've got a mini dv camera and a firewire, you'll get great results by looping your VHS through the camera and into your P.C.

Have fun... :blink:

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Bluelion,

This is with the v1.3.59.1 Avermedia software - click the VIDEO SOURCE button on the right hand side of the Avermedia Application (or press ALT-V) to switch between ANTENNA, EXTERNAL and S-VHS inputs (no idea if there's any difference between EXT and S-VHS sorry). Going into the CONTROL PANEL (ALT-C), SETUP (ALT-S) will now show you more options for recording: you can select the video input (various PAL, SECAM and NTSC formats) as well as the capture size (352x288 up to 720x576 for PAL). You can select from BEST, BETTER and GOOD - which are 6Mb/s, 4Mb/s and 3Mb/s respectively (video bitrate, audio bitrate is always 224Kb/s).

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I haven't played with these for a while but with earlier aver software the CPU had to work very hard (the celeron 1.7 I had at the time could not keep up) but I tried winDVR and found that I could capture at the max bitrate that the aver gave with a much lower CPU usage (about 70% from memory). Unless aver have improved the CPU usage I would advise finding a third party PVR application for analogue capture if you don't have a powerful CPU.

Another use for the analogue inputs is to capture your favourite Ch31 shows.

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