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11-06-2005, 04:14 PM
Borght a TV tuner off trademe it should be geting here in a few days
but i dont know what software to use (dont realy want to use the crapy one that comes with it)
I want the folowing features
timed recording
that thing were you can pause it and some back (think its called slip something not sure
and the files have to be resnibly sized

Speedy Gonzales
11-06-2005, 06:09 PM
What kind of tv tuner is it? Leadtek? other? PCI? USB?

If it's the Leadtek deluxe, or expert, the program can be downloaded from the Leadtek site.

This program gives u teletext, recording to the hdd or straight to a DVD burner, timeshifting, channel surfing, and a remote.

12-06-2005, 12:25 PM
Dynalink Tv Tuner (TView)
TView CPH051

Speedy Gonzales
12-06-2005, 01:42 PM
Not too sure what software u can get for the Dynalink, but check the Dynalink site. There might be a better program for this tuner.

There are shareware programs that say they can can use most tuners, and the features, that you're after. BUT most of them you'll have to pay for, so they won't expire/run out.

Well u cant really control the size of the file/s. Depending on what you're recording, and how long it is, (and depending on how you record whatever), files can go to 2-3 gb in size! Not much you can do about this.

12-06-2005, 01:59 PM
Have a look through here. (http://www.tv-cards.com/apps.php)

13-06-2005, 10:45 AM
There is some "interesting" software here:

[not on this site please - Bruce]

Speedy Gonzales
13-06-2005, 12:01 PM
I would change / delete that link u gave Dragonslayer.

Read the rules.

13-06-2005, 01:17 PM
Just out of interest what was on the linked site

Speedy Gonzales
13-06-2005, 02:48 PM
Well the link had nothing to do with DVR software.

14-06-2005, 11:41 AM
Yes, sorry about that, not a lot to do with DVR software. Some software brings out more of a TV Tuner card features than other software.

14-06-2005, 03:23 PM
Your best friend in this instance is Google

There is a lot of freeware out there. I last searched for free stuff ages back when I was on Win98. I found about 15 different apps that were complete full and free versions for WinXP/Win2k, but nothing for Win9x. The software is out there and easy to come by too


14-06-2005, 05:46 PM
I seteled on
seems good so far ( havent got the card yet thoght)

Speedy Gonzales
14-06-2005, 07:22 PM
Dont forget to get the MS net 1.1 files. Or it wont run or install.

Thats about 23mb I think with the hotfix I think thats about 10mb.

Speedy Gonzales
14-06-2005, 08:22 PM
Well that program is pretty hopeless. Even tho my tuner is listed, it cant find the crossbar driver, which is installed, and it crashes more than anything else.

14-06-2005, 10:02 PM
Well that program is pretty hopeless. Even tho my tuner is listed, it cant find the crossbar driver, which is installed, and it crashes more than anything else.
What else is good then

Speedy Gonzales
14-06-2005, 10:20 PM
Umm, the only ones I can see are shareware or trials.

There's ChrisTV http://www.chris-tv.com/

BeyondTV http://www.snapstream.com/

MythTV http://www.mythtv.org/ BUT I think this is for linux

Showshifter http://www.showshifter.com/

Cyberlink PowerVCR


Intervideo WinDVR http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/WinDVR_Profile.jsp