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My tv tuner has really bad encoding software included. I checked a guide and found virtualvcr and it's reccomended to encode the input in an uncompressed way and then compress it to divx or mpeg. I have Tmpegnc plus to compress the uncompressed file to mpeg2 but i don't have a big HD and i won't be getting one soon so...

Is there a good program that can compress in real time to mpeg2? (Freeware, please)
 

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Kazuya Mishima said:
My tv tuner has really bad encoding software included. I checked a guide and found virtualvcr and it's reccomended to encode the input in an uncompressed way and then compress it to divx or mpeg. I have Tmpegnc plus to compress the uncompressed file to mpeg2 but i don't have a big HD and i won't be getting one soon so...

Is there a good program that can compress in real time to mpeg2? (Freeware, please)
Not really. Vdub can do it with the correct codecs... BUT encoding to ANYTHING other than uncompressed or a lossless codec, in real time , is virtually useless. No software codec can do it fast enough. The general rule is the more compressed the longer it takes...which is why real time divx encoding isn't even attempted....any extra things like resizing, etc...will slow it even more...That was the main reason i dumped my normal capture card and got a Wintv pvr-250 Hardware mpeg2 encoder card....the compression is done in hardware so even a slow PC can do it...
 

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mybe let's start like this: Kazuya what tv tuner do you have? did you try to capture in dscaler with divx5 codec? (with high bitrate ect.) on my (winfast tv 2000xp deluxe) it works greate (also my card supports mpeg2 hardware compression).
 

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It's a cheap one. I can't seem to find the advantek site so i will link to another place instead:

http://www.mercadolibre.com.ve/jm/item?site=MLV&id=2976115

Dscaler is good but capturing with divx gives me mixed results. Sometimes the sound stutters and sometimes the video jumps every 5 or 6 seconds.

In the manual says this card supports:

Supports MPEG, AVI and Quick Time file formats
Supports Windows Media Video & Audio, MPEG 1, MPEG 4,
MJPEG, MP3 and Cinepak compression

But it doesn't say if it's in real time or not (not, most likely). The software included will only use the sound of the devide connected to the audio in of the card (stereo) and won't use my audigy instead. The problem is that the card must be connected to the sound card to passtrough the sound signal and it will pass it as mono, not stereo.
Virtualvcr can't seem to encode in realtime. :cry: :cry:
 

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when I usually capture some video with sound I set it (sound) to mp3 (224 bps), with lower quality I get sometimes choppy sound too...

QUESTION too all Dscaler 5 users: how it works? is it better than Dscaler 4? :)
 

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software encoding on the fly is generally a bad idea, especially if you are trying to do it on the cheap. i have heard people converting mpeg2 to wmv fairly easily, maybe you might have better luck with a streaming codec like that.

otherwise, i would really suggest a hardware encoder capable tv card. i have seen them sell for as low as $26, but you will be lucky if you can find one in the $50ish range. i got mine for about $100 and run a pvr setup with a p3 933/256 megs ram with little to no problems at all.
 

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yeah wmv encodes on the fly flawless... but I don't know why, I don't like it's quality ...
 

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The combination of Dscaler 4.11.1 and Xvid works awesome for me. Pretty decent quality, without frame lags, but nothing beats the hardware encoder. No matter which software combination U use, U'll never get the DVD quality recording.

Sweat Quality and Sharpness of hardware encoder.......errrr........I got to hit PCWorld right now.
 

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capture using a loseless codec. Try Loco or CorePNG for that. Capturing directly to loss codecs such as Xvid and DivX is a bad idea IMO.

Ali said:
but nothing beats the hardware encoder. No matter which software combination U use, U'll never get the DVD quality recording.
You can, if the capture quality wasnt that crappy, using the right filters. Avisynth anyone?

Yours,
-Elly
 

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Whats AVIsynth?

* Found a Faq :bounce:
 

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Hey, they combination of xvid and dscaler seems to work flawless as said. I don't really want dvd quality but i will try those lossless codecs and i'll tell you how it worked. Thanks Elly (and everyone)
 

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descaler doesn't capture full screen though, it is only 1/2 vertical resolution, which for me, is unacceptable....
 
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