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The snapstream software is locking up after a recording greater then 15 min. or so. It happens almost every time, but is certain to happen if I'm doing a timed recording and not a manually started recording. After the software locks, I have to reboot the machine, although the cursor still works, nothing else does. I have a MSI K7T Pro motherboard (with via kt133 chipset) and have made all the updates listed on hauppauge's site (I have a WinTV Go card). At first, any program would lock up after a short period of time, but after the changes I can watch TV indefinately with no problem, it is only the snap stream software which locks. The computer is fine throughout the entire recording process, and only locks at the end after the recording is stopped (though sometimes you can't stop the recording, you can click the 'stop' button multiple times, but nothing stops). Any suggestions would be nice. If I can't get this working, the card is going back, and I'm going to forget about video on the PC until I can get a real media machine (a Mac).
Have you tried the WDM drivers from the Hauppauge site with DirectX 8? I'd be curious to see if that helps.
Yes, I've tried the WDM drivers with both DirectX 7 and 8. I've also tried to AVIcapture drivers for VFW, which did the same thing. I moved the card to another slot this morning and tried to autorecord, but apparently the booktree drivers don't like to record when the monitor is in low power mode (don't know why, but got the same error twice, both times when monitor was in low power mode, something about no suitable directdraw surfaces), so I don't know if it's helped the problem or not. The tv card was sharing an IRQ with the sound, now it's sharing one with USB (which seemed to work better when configured that way previously). Hopefully this will fix it.
I fiddled around with it some more, and sucessfully did one timed recording. I assumed I had gotten it working and scheduled another timed recording, only to deiscover that ssw.exe had caused some sore of error and would be shut down. Everything seems to be working now, except for these random faults. Any ideas on the reason for them? (btw, i'm using directX 8 and the WDM drivers with a Hauppauge WinTV-Go card)
I upgraded to windows 2000, upgraded that to directX 8, and installed the latest WDM drivers for my card...everything seems to work fine as long as I do only timed recordings, otherwise I ssw.exe causes an error when it starts recording. Oh well...that's good enough for me, I can use the windows media encoder to record anything I need on demand.
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