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Topic # 28481 1-Dec-2008 16:54
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Hi Everyone,

I am having a problem at the moment with the above TV Tuner and setting up Vista Media Centre to display a signal from the S-Video port.

I am trying to run my Cable TV box through the TV Tuner's S-Video port and then through Windows Media Centre. But there does not seem to be any way to get an input through the S-Video port in Vista MCE. I have run through the whole setup multiple times and it scans for sources but never finds any (I only have the S-Video cable plugged in, no aerial at the moment). I have been searching through forums etc and have not found a way to get it to work.

Can anyone help me out at all?

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  Reply # 181541 2-Dec-2008 11:01
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Hi,

You'll need to install an mpeg encoder for it to recognise the analogue tuner I think? At least I did with my Blackgold card. There are many options, including plenty of free ones.




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  Reply # 181559 2-Dec-2008 12:38
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Thanks for the quick reply,

I have install a Vista Codec pack, would this have included an MPEG encoder? It looks like it would have. I'm thinking about giving up on this TV Tuner :P.

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  Reply # 181562 2-Dec-2008 12:48
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Kumra: Thanks for the quick reply,

I have install a Vista Codec pack, would this have included an MPEG encoder? It looks like it would have. I'm thinking about giving up on this TV Tuner :P.


I think I mean a decoder not an encoder..... I get a little confused sometimes :)

I will send you a link to the one I used when I get home this evening anyway!




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  Reply # 181563 2-Dec-2008 12:50
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Your Hauppauge CD should have some with a SoftMCE MPEG2 encoder which needs to be installed.



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  Reply # 181564 2-Dec-2008 12:54
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Thanks for all your help.

I will have a look through my CD tonight. I'm pretty sure I just told it to install everything though :)

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  Reply # 181569 2-Dec-2008 13:20
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sbiddle: Your Hauppauge CD should have some with a SoftMCE MPEG2 encoder which needs to be installed.


Encoder it is Tongue out




HTPC: Silverstone Crown CW02 case | Asus P5Q-L main board | Intel Dual core E8400 3.0GHz CPU | Thermalright Ultra120-Extreme Passive CPU Cooler | Blackgold BTG3540 TV Tuner & Hauppauge PVR-150 MCE Edition | Asus EN9600GT-Silent Passive GPU | 4GB Supertalent DDR2 800 RAM | 5+TB HDD space | LiteOn DH-401S BD/DVD/CD reader | Corsair HX-520w PSU | 1 single Noctua Silent Case fan | Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Media Desktop | Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote | Logitech Wireless Rumblepad 2 | Windows 7 Media Center, MediaBrowser & Arcsoft Total Media Theatre

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