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how to record videos using external tv tuner card

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#1 ramjrp


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:01 AM

I want to know if we can record videos using external tv tuner cards. I hav the following doubts.

-->Is it possible?
-->Does it require any additional software?
-->If so then what are the softwares required?

Thnx in advance.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:14 PM

Well...I think of "tuner card" as something that goes inside a computer...while a "TV appliance" is something external to the system.

Example: I think of a DVR as a device, while my Hauppauge capture card (inside my PC) is a card.

In reality, it will depend on just what device you are referring to. The specs will cover the capabilities.

BTW: Capture cards are pretty cheap and available from various vendors these days.

Capture devices/cards normally include the software for such...it's the editing of the captures that may require different software. If you don't intend to edit...such as those persons who use DVRs...then you don't need editing software.


#3 ramjrp

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:35 AM

Thnx for the reply Louis. But it still doesn't cover my doubts. Thnx anyways for ur time.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:55 PM

Well ramjrp

1.Yes it's possible if it 's a internal tv tuner card ( The device which go's inside your CPU)
-If it's a external tv tuner card then NO (external tv tuner card is the device you jest need to plug the cable's)

2.No if you brought the internal tv tuner card there should be a drivers cd with a software to run it

3.Well no other softwares are needed unless if want to use any other software to record the videos
-Software like Nero home come's with a option saying "Video and TV" which can be use to watch or record shows from your Internal tv tuner card.

Edited by _-Rs-_, 08 November 2010 - 04:56 PM.

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