Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 16 May 2002
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From: Ben For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: VideoCrypt I was sent the jeremyb.net link about a week ago and installed the software in the effort to fix some buggy VideoForWindows drivers, thankfully the extra software fixed the problems I was having with my Dynalink TView99 capture card, and as an added bonus allowed me to view the Sky channels.... I was able to tune into Sky1 (for WWF RAW and Smackdown!) as well as Sky Sport and Movies... The image clarity was perfect and I had no trouble getting it to run... a few simple clicks here and there and it worked... Ive since uninstalled the capture card but was impressed that VideoCrypt is available and so easy to use... Oh well, at least i dont have to use the Sky Digital set top box with the slow menus ! From: Pete For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: VideoCrypt decoding it is actually old hat to decode the sky signal, I've been doing it for a while with mixed results. Yes, it does decode the UHF signal, and yes, you can see the picture. However, tv tuner quality is POOR, most people could not stand watching such a rough picture at full screen (It is fine at 320x240 pixels). Another thing is that the decoding software usually can't decode smoothly, the video picture jumps, flickers, and if the screen is mainly black, with white writing (ie.: credits at the end of a show) you can NOT watch it. I actually got sick of this "free" option and subscribed to sky for a better picture, and all over good viewage of sky shows. From: Richard For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: hvcplus for decoding sky My machine is a bit gutless so I couldnt use the delay loop, This apparantly fixes the occasiosional glitches that it experiances every few seconds, Other then that the picture was good, even tho the colouring was a bit iffy. Provided a watchable picture for when the sports was on and I wanted to use the PC, high CPU load tho ment the machine became sluggish. In the end I ran a cable from the digital box to the tuner card so I could use the card as it was intended with no CPU useage.Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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