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|STB TV PCI||Tv Tuner
|Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP
Vista? NT4 MAC Linux
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|Description (from the manufacturer site)|
Mine has a BT848 chipset, TEMIC tuner, no FM, and no remote control. Works okay, but captures interlaced above 352x240 NTSC. Tuner is a little fuzzy. No hardware video compression and audio is pass-thru only. Linux support is fine but seems to do a better job in Windoze with the btWinCap drivers (required for 2000/XP).
Comments posted by DW from United States, July 10, 2004:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux - Rated: 5 of 10.
looking for drivers go to http://btwincap.sourceforge.net download and install they did a great job on the drivers, you can get all kinds of capture resolutions i use 720*480 for dvd old stb drivers were crap but this is good if you use ulead you can capture directly to mpeg just follow directions on download readme and faq.
Comments posted by mike from Other, July 01, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: No rating.
I purchased this 1998 STB Video Capture card at a local computer show, without any software or drivers
Not sure what model it is - STB 210-0337-00X
My computer running WIN ME won't recognize this card, and drivers I found on Drivers.com don't seem to work
Can anyone help with info on how to identify the card correctly and get the right drivers ?
Also want to know what software to use to capture VHS video and burn to DVD
Comments posted by joecass from Other, May 19, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: No rating.
I have used a couple different cards based on the BT chipset and they seem to do allright. I just started using this card recently and after capturing at 320 x 240 I am seeing a small blue verticle band about 1/32 of an inch on the far left of the video. I am also seeing a small white\gray\black horizontal 1/32 inch band on the top of the video. I recall once having to use a small utility to corect this with an old Intel Smart Video recorder card based on this same chipset, but I can't recall or find that utility or ant info on it. Any one know how to fix this or have any other resources they can direct me to that might help. Thanks in Advance... Jake
Comments posted by Banacek from Other, February 12, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 6 of 10.
Comments posted by banacek from Other, February 12, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 6 of 10.
I've had my card since 1997 when it was nearly $150. This card has great sound and exceptionally clear video with dScaler (http://www.dscaler.com). This card can capture directly to mpeg1 and mpeg2 (tested with PowerVCRII) and Divx (http://www.animedigital.de/Daten/Anleitungen/LiveDIVX/schnellanleitung_lifedivx.htm - in German).
To work in Win2000/XP you need the btWinCAP drivers (http://btwincap.sourceforge.net). I have even got it to work in linux (what a pain that was - 3 days of finding info).
I am currently using WinXP and have had no problems with it. So cheap now a days on ebay it's well worth the $20 - $25 you will probably pay.
Comments posted by Ryan from Other, January 09, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux - Rated: 8 of 10.
I got this card off of eBay for $18 after searching out that a good number of capture cards use the BT8xx chipsets. The unit I got has the Philips FM tuner (stereo) and uses the BT878 chip. I'm using an ASUS P5A-B Super 7 mainboard with AMD's K6-2 @ 550MHz and 128M with dual Maxtor 7200 20G IDE drives.
You can capture at any resolution with the use of Virtualdub, but try to only load a driver for your OS and not all the other BS. You will have to use the original BT drivers for 95, STB drivers for 98 from Gateway (http://support.gateway.com/s/VIDCARD/STB/V00704/V00704nv.shtml) or for 98/2000 drivers use the Illusion & Hope (http://btwincap.sourceforge.net) drivers. Take not, I found some lockup problems in 98 that were not present in 2000 with the Illusion & Hope driver.
Having to hunt down drivers is why the card did not get a higher rating. Because I'm running on a slower and older unit, I dropped all the way down to 95B. Captures are excellent coming from this old SS7 @ 550MHz with no sync problems. I was limited to 352x240 in 2000 and 352x480 in 98 due to speed.
Final Note: BT chips have an issue of swapping the fields, so be sure to check your captures with field swap on and off.
Comments posted by Steve from Other, November 29, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.
I got this card in a trade. So far, its been great. Full speed 640x480, and looks perfect when I export it to my TV(using my video card...) The only problem with this card is that it has NO COMPRESSION. So file sizes will add up fast. But the picture quaity is near perfect at 640x480.
Comments posted by Darren Adams from Other, February 26, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
bought this card thinking it was decent (think I got it confused with the card made by 3dfx). I have a 650mhz pentium with a 66mhz 5400rpm hard drive, and it can barely capture 320x200 @15fps. I don't like that they force you to use their stinking overlay 'visual reality' software, or the fact that the only choices you have is 15fps/30fps and 320x200 or 640x480 (nothing inbetween). Tried using virtual dub to alter resolution, and it crashed. When I first installed it, audio would have a 3 second delay behind the video, but that seems to have gone away (not sure why). I really hate this card! My ati PCTV daughter capture card (ISA) worked much better than this piece-o-crap. If anyone is interested in a card to just snap pictures and take crappy looking video, I'll sell it to ya for cheap!
Comments posted by joe from Other, October 08, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 2 of 10.
Comments posted by Colin Robertson from Other, September 23, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 6 of 10.
Comments posted by BlackBoy from Other, September 18, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
I bought this card for $20.00 on Ebay. It works okay. I am using the latest 3DFX Visual Reality software and drivers. I plan on buying a better card, but this one is really not that bad. I am glad I have a 700 mhz Duron inside. I will give it a whirl in a high resolution when I buy a 1.2 ghz chip, but until then I will make due with what I have and look for the next best thing.
Comments posted by Brian from Other, May 26, 2001:
Got confused with compatibililty issues.
Win2k require use of generic BT848 Drivers.
No Mac Support
Comments posted by Sacrilego from Other, March 22, 2001:
In it's time it could've been an 8 :)
This is based on the BT848 chip
Yes old, but it could capture 720x480 with a fast PC/Hard drive.
Only win9x using VXD drivers and overlay off can capture at that res and a fast computer is needed to keep up those frame rates.
Comments posted by Sacrilego from Other, March 20, 2001:
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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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