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|CyberTainment CyberMail AV||Analog VideoIn
||Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP
Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux
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|Description (from the manufacturer site)|
|CyberVideo PCI capture card
Rockwell (Conexant) Bt878/879 Chipset
Full Motion Video Capture
Capture up to 30 fps
Supports Real-time desktop video conferencing & videophone through POTS,Internet
ISDN, LAN, & TCP/IP-based network connections
Two composite (RCA) inputs
One S-Video input
Easy to install and use, 100% plug and play.
High Resolution NTSC Color CCD Camera
Drivers & Software on CD-ROM: Win95/98 Driver, CyberVideo Capture Software, -
CyberMail AV Video E-Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netmeeting, & Direct X
User\'s Manual, CyberMail AV Hardware Quick Install Guide & All Necessary Cables
Yes I am using this webcam and the capture card. I am satisfied with the performance of this card and is compatible with win XP.
I have found the camera was working perfectly fine with win 98.
With WIn XP as an operating system and tweaked drivers - certain lines appear. Can some one help me to get rid of these line.
Comments posted by Anuj from India, March 25, 2005:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 7 of 10.
The card and video camera included in the package work well with the tweaked drivers downloaded from http://www.iulab.com. The drivers and software on the CD-ROM that comes in the package with the card and video camera do not work at all with Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
Comments posted by Michael from Other, February 04, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
Does well, but mine did not show continuouse live video, while in video capture mode. I just got the initial capture frame.
Comments posted by Phillip Roy Wager from Other, October 03, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 7 of 10.
Works great in linux after the tuner and card type are set correctly.
Comments posted by David from Other, August 30, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux - Rated: 10 of 10.
This is a small BT8x8 PCI video capture card that does a nice job, with composite and S-Video inputs. The driver has the sharpness setting to high, so the video looks very nice and crisp. But as with any BT8x8 card, you can only capture over x240 in Preview mode, NOT overlay mode.
Comments posted by Steve Kittelsen from Other, December 23, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
This has to be the best value in a BT878 capture
card. I got it for $15 at ComputerGeeks including
software and drivers. The capture quality is at least
as good as other BT8x8 cards like WinTV or
Pinnacle etc. The included drivers worked OK in
Win98 but were limited to 352x240 at 29.97fps. I
downloaded a newer set of VFW drivers from
Askey that are compatible with the CyberMail card.
The link is
http://www.askey.com/html/driver1.html#TV and the
filename is tv424.zip . With these drivers I can now
capture 640x480 or 720x480 at 29.97fps with no
frames dropped using either Huffyuv or PicVideo
There is also a "tweaked" universal WDM driver for
BT878 cards in WinME, Win2k, and WinXP that is
compatible with the Cyber card. It is available at
My system is a P3 733 with 256MB RAM on a Tyan
S1854 Trinity 400 with VIA 133A chipset and a
single 60GB 7200rpm Ultra66 hard drive.
Comments posted by JHebert from Other, October 21, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
I purchased this card a few months ago for $9.99 and it came with a camera that sucks real bad. The card works great in Win 98 SE with the drivers shipped with it, however my 2000 experience wasent as good it works with virtualdub and other software but for some reason drops lots of frames (this is using the drivers from compgeeks). I was also unable to get the tweeked WDM-drivers to work proplerly in either OS.
like so many other people i still give this card a rating of 10 because for $9 and it's amazing prefomance in Win 98 you just cant beat it.
Comments posted by d smith from Other, October 15, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 10 of 10.
Like the first reviewer, I can only give this card a 10 rating. It may not be the best card, but, for the price, it's excellent. I haven't run into any limitations with this card. It's done everything that I've wanted it to do... and all for $14. Since it uses the same Brooktree chip that is in so many capture cards, I can't see any real reason to shell out the $50-100 for those other cards. Other cards may come with more bundled software, but it's much better to just download free software such as DScaler (http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/) and Microsoft Media Encoder (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/en/download/default.asp). Anyways, I'm more than happy with this card. I can't really NOT be happy with it, since, if I ever find it lacking, I can just toss it (I've already gotten my $14 back) and buy a better card. BTW, I've gotten the WDM drivers working beautfully in Windows XP (which is the same as 2000).
Comments posted by J Nisbet from Other, August 31, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 10 of 10.
I recently purchased this card after reading reviews by other people. The Win2K drivers do not work with virtual dub. When the card WAS found by virtualdub, the video was all screwed up. (I tried both the Cybertainment drivers and the generic BT8x8 drivers found here: http://iubt8x8.ivus.tele-kom.ru)
Using Win98se is a totally different story. The Cybertainment drivers work well (virtualdub can capture with the card) and the generic BT8x8 drivers allow you to use programs that only allow capturing with cards that have WDM drivers (such as PowerDVD.) Unfortunately, the amount of static noise I was getting for the card was MUCH worse than what I got when capturing with my old 1996 STB TVpci (bt848.)
Some people reported good captures with this card. I, on the other hand, am not.
Comments posted by LanceSteel from Other, July 01, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98
I've tried installing the Windows 2000 drivers but it doesn't seem to work. It says that the driver is installed and functions correctly, but I have not been able to use the device in Netmeeting or Premiere. In Windows ME I tried using VirtualDub to capture. The codecs provided with the drivers are very cpu (machine used was a Pentium 2 - 400mhz) intense. When encoded to mpeg1 (tmpeg) the video artifacted alot more than any video captured using the ATI I have even though the bitrate was high. The image is sharp when video video using overlay but I don't recommend this card for anyone who intends to use it primarily for capturing.
Comments posted by Mark Azali from Other, June 11, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98
Good WDM-drivers for this card placed here:
Comments posted by Ivan Uskov from Other, May 29, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 7 of 10.
This card dropped in and installed without much effort. If you own a Savage4 video card (which tends to have problems with most TV tuners cards), you should experience no trouble with this card provided you do not have the default "S3 video capture" driver installed - remove this driver. This card supports all scaling resolutions to 768x576 PAL and 720x480 NTSC, but will be held back by the amount of CPU power and hard drive throughput your system is capable of. Standard VCD 352x240 @ 29.97 fps is easily achieved with an older UDMA 33 drive and K6-2 350 MHz, with CPU utilization averaging 20%. I can almost reliably achieve 352x480 were it not for my hard disk limitation it appears. This card allows switching between AV1 and AV2 composite inputs effortlessly (as well as the untested S-video input I would assume). Also, this card allows you to select Field Order (Even or Odd). Capturing is in YUV 4:2:2 YCrCb, which can be upsampled by the drivers to RGBA 32, or RGB 24. RGB 16, YUV 12, and YUV 9 are also available if needed. Windows 95 and 98 drivers and instructions are provided. A Windows NT/2000 driver is available at the Computer Geeks site (http://www.compgeeks.com/drivers/W2KNT%20DRIVERS%20CYBEREMAIL.zip). Even though the manufacturer is out of business, this card and drivers do indeed work as advertised. It would be beneficial if this card did support hardware compression for higher resolution on older computers, but for the price, it does what it's designed to, so I have to give it a 10 rating. For $14.50 I strongly recommend this card. (I purchased a version with a low resolution CCD camera and microphone for $22.50 from the same company. The camera is very low quality, with extremely poor color accuracy.)
Comments posted by H@Mouse from Other, May 24, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 10 of 10.
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What kind of main capture features it supports
Analog VideoIn = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input
Video Card = If it is a Video Card/Graphic Card
Tv Tuner = Built-In TV-Tuner
Digital TV = Built-In Digital TV-Tuner
DV/Firewire = DV/Firewire/i.Link input
DV Converter = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input and converts to DV video
MPEG1 hardware = Capture directly MPEG1(VCD) video using hardware*
MPEG2 hardware = Capture directly MPEG2(SVCD and DVD) video using hardware*
MJPEG hardware = Capture directly to MJPEG using hardware*
MPEG4 hardware = Capture directly to MPEG4(DivX,Xvid) video using hardware*
* = Most capture cards can capture to this format using software but it usually requires a very fast computer, if it supports realtime capturing it uses the capture cards hardware and it doesn't require a very fast computer and you may get better quality but less options/settings than software capturing.
What Operating System our users have reported that it works on, Win95=Works
Cnx = Connection
What type of connection the capture device has to the computer, PCI, AGP, USB1/1.1/2, DV or PCMCIA.
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