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Wonderful little device after you get it configured properly,
I bought this because I wanted a cheap way to get the movies from my DVR onto my computer. Also, I wanted to be able to lend this to my in-laws so they could transfer ALL of their VHS to DVDs. I played around with this thing for a good 3 hours and I almost returned it. I had tried the aforementioned suggestions but they weren't working for me. I finally saw a video on YouTube that showed how to configure it. I was able to get this to work on Windows Vista and Windows XP using 3 different computers (2 laptops and 1 desktop; all different video cards). Here's what I did:
1. I plugged in the device. When windows asked where the driver software could be found, I directed it to the disk.
2. After it was done installing the drivers, I installed the "Video Studio" software they have.
3. After my computer had restarted, I opened up their software (Ulead Video Studio SE DVD).
4. I clicked on the "Movie Wizard" button. (Windows Vista: If you get a message saying the color scheme has changed; ignore it)
5. I clicked "Capture"
6. From the source drop-down, I selected "Syntek STK1150"
7. Then click "Options" --> "Video and Audio Capture Property Settings"
8. Make sure "Input Source" is "Video Composite" (or "S-Video" if thats what you're using).
9. Make sure "TV System" is "NTSC" (or similar)
10. Make sure "Audio device" is "Digital Audio Interface (USB Audio)"
11. I also checked the "Preview audio USB device".
12. If it didn't appear already, you should see a live preview on the right-hand side.
13. From here, I was able to use Windows MovieMaker, AMCap, VirtualDub, Ulead, etc.
Currently, I'm using this to play game-cube games on my computer (as in right now).
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Initial post: Sep 5, 2009 1:28:05 PM PDT
J. Mason says:
thanks alot got this to work and install in no time with your help :)
Posted on Oct 1, 2009 5:56:38 AM PDT
Do you have Vista 64? I couldn't use it in my pc with vista 64? Could you give me the dir with you tube video that showed how to configure it?
Posted on Jan 31, 2010 5:23:02 PM PST
Steve Wasserman says:
Thanks for this. However, the Video Input Source is grayed out so that I cannot change it to Composite or S-Video
Posted on Mar 20, 2012 7:12:50 AM PDT
G. Huang says:
Followed steps from 1 to 5, but at 6 the Source shows only SMI Grabber Device and not Syntek STK1150. Wondering whether the driver has got a new name.
Posted on Apr 5, 2012 7:05:24 PM PDT
mine says usb 2.0 grabber, i dont see the syntek stk thing
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 12:01:50 PM PDT
M. Carpenter says:
It might be just the way your computer is reading it. Just select that and change the settings then see if it works.
Posted on Jul 5, 2012 12:03:30 PM PDT
M. Carpenter says:
Hey, do you necessarily have to be recording when you use this? Because I've been thinking of hooking up my PS2 to my computer since I am now forced to use an RF adapter (had to switch out tv's). But my experience with the RF adapters hasn't been great.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 11:23:29 AM PST
Sonya D says:
Hi, I just got this and realized it doesn't work for vista. Did you ever get it to work??
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