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I think the heat might be getting to me. I just posted a message in Sugs and Bugs about a message I saw posted with a weird time stamp. After further investigation I discovered that the current year is 2014
Hopefully I removed the post before anyone noticed.
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
You know that each new year there are some resolutions done... my wife has just decided to double use the elliptic cardio machine we have in the home office, I trust her, I know she will (I'm worried about having to use that hell machine by myself (which I believe it's in her plans)).
Having said that, time to make the question:
I'd love to be able to remove a small TV we have in the office and replace it by our PC capturing the TV signal (we have a 24" screen in the computer which would be much better than the one on the small TV).
Having that old capture card, I wanted to install it, but, it's become a problem as in the card manufacturer there is no drivers for Windows 7 and the ones for the XP OS are not working on 7.
I was posting that here just to see if anyone here had done something similar before and could offer some help...
It seems it has a Philips chip installed but I could not offer more information apart of:
AVER TV STUDIO 307
inputs: analog TV + FM + remote + composite video.
outputs: sound jack.
After searching the net for information I've found plenty of Russian pages (which I don't understand and that link to "strange" files).
I've also found a Microsoft TechNet publication in which someone was recommending to get the solder and remove some soldered parts on the card...
I've tried to use drivereasy to automatically find the right drivers but it has not worked.
Also I've tried to use the XP drivers in windows 7 but no luck.
Any idea? Apart of going to the shop to get an usb card for 20$ which is something I could think about...
No idea... I have cable TV, sitting next to a wireless router that's super high speed for streaming multimedia to any and all devices in the house, and I still can't figure out a way to send the TV signal to my PC in the next room. I can easily send PC content to the TV, but it doesn't seem to work the other way.
Streaming the signal isn't the problem; squirting it into the router from the cable TV box is the problem. It's not supported. I'm guessing that, if I invest in one of these new-fangled flat TVs with all the bells and whistles, the TV might have a port that allows injecting the current program into an IP network. I don't see any other way it could work.
Ubuntu rocks, I've tested it a couple of times (mainly to recover data from dying laptops) and I've liked it. It's easy to use and intuitive, but now that I have everything ready to work at home changing from 7 to Linux is not a choice...
Who knows, I could try to install it in a virtual machine and cross fingers to make the TV-card work...
Just had to write a .DAT and a .BAT file!
I will not embarrass myself by explaining why, just say that a lack of programming skill has been made evident by a small report I needed to have uploaded to a website each morning!
Obscurum per obscurius.
Ad astra per alas porci.
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.