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Anyone with Experience Using WinTV Capture Cards with Python?



 
 
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Old September 25th 09, 07:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
W. eWatson[_2_]
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Default Anyone with Experience Using WinTV Capture Cards with Python?

A friend is looking for some help with how to use Python to access a
WinTV (Go Plus) capture card, and how to display an image from it. Is
there some facility that might help him, or does anyone have experience
with such use that might suggest sources? Win XP OS. Any general methods
for dealing with such commercially built capture cards?
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Old September 26th 09, 05:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
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Default Anyone with Experience Using WinTV Capture Cards with Python?

Actually with tv capture cards,the best bet is to install its drivers
only.For
software (recording/editing/converting,etc) use microsoft encoder 9 series,
+ get its utilities..As for python,go to python web site,&/or go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdn MSDN & its communities are well aquinted
with python & its uses....

"W. eWatson" wrote:

A friend is looking for some help with how to use Python to access a
WinTV (Go Plus) capture card, and how to display an image from it. Is
there some facility that might help him, or does anyone have experience
with such use that might suggest sources? Win XP OS. Any general methods
for dealing with such commercially built capture cards?

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Old September 26th 09, 05:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
W. eWatson[_2_]
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Default Anyone with Experience Using WinTV Capture Cards with Python?

Andrew E. wrote:
Actually with tv capture cards,the best bet is to install its drivers
only.For
software (recording/editing/converting,etc) use microsoft encoder 9 series,
+ get its utilities..As for python,go to python web site,&/or go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdn MSDN & its communities are well aquinted
with python & its uses....

"W. eWatson" wrote:

A friend is looking for some help with how to use Python to access a
WinTV (Go Plus) capture card, and how to display an image from it. Is
there some facility that might help him, or does anyone have experience
with such use that might suggest sources? Win XP OS. Any general methods
for dealing with such commercially built capture cards?

Good. Thanks. I'll try it. There are many python sites. Any particular
one. I do belong to some python forums and NGs.
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Old September 28th 09, 10:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Panzy
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Default Anyone with Experience Using WinTV Capture Cards with Python?


"W. eWatson" wrote in message
...
Andrew E. wrote:
Actually with tv capture cards,the best bet is to install its drivers
only.For
software (recording/editing/converting,etc) use microsoft encoder 9
series,
+ get its utilities..As for python,go to python web site,&/or go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdn MSDN & its communities are well aquinted
with python & its uses....

"W. eWatson" wrote:

A friend is looking for some help with how to use Python to access a
WinTV (Go Plus) capture card, and how to display an image from it. Is
there some facility that might help him, or does anyone have experience
with such use that might suggest sources? Win XP OS. Any general methods
for dealing with such commercially built capture cards?

Good. Thanks. I'll try it. There are many python sites. Any particular
one. I do belong to some python forums and NGs.


I have no experiance of Python, but we all have experiance of Andrew E.
He is an annoying poster who believes encoder9 cures everything, even
swine flu! It is not what you need.
Your first port of call should be Hauppauge who manufacture WinTV.
Support (USA):
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support.html
User forums (UK)
http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/board/index.php


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Old September 28th 09, 04:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
W. eWatson[_2_]
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Default Anyone with Experience Using WinTV Capture Cards with Python?

Panzy wrote:
"W. eWatson" wrote in message
...
Andrew E. wrote:
Actually with tv capture cards,the best bet is to install its drivers
only.For
software (recording/editing/converting,etc) use microsoft encoder 9
series,
+ get its utilities..As for python,go to python web site,&/or go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdn MSDN & its communities are well aquinted
with python & its uses....

"W. eWatson" wrote:

A friend is looking for some help with how to use Python to access a
WinTV (Go Plus) capture card, and how to display an image from it. Is
there some facility that might help him, or does anyone have experience
with such use that might suggest sources? Win XP OS. Any general methods
for dealing with such commercially built capture cards?

Good. Thanks. I'll try it. There are many python sites. Any particular
one. I do belong to some python forums and NGs.


I have no experiance of Python, but we all have experiance of Andrew E.
He is an annoying poster who believes encoder9 cures everything, even
swine flu! It is not what you need.
Your first port of call should be Hauppauge who manufacture WinTV.
Support (USA):
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support.html
User forums (UK)
http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/board/index.php


I finally got through to Hauppauge, but Python seemed out of their
vocabulary. They did point me to OCX for older products and MS Show (I
have no idea what that is) for current products. I'll try the UK link
next. Thanks. None of the Python NGs (comp.lang.python) showed any
meaningful responses. I'm fairly well aquainted with Python, but am
somewhat surprised something isn't available.
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Old September 28th 09, 11:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Panzy
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Default Anyone with Experience Using WinTV Capture Cards with Python?


"W. eWatson" wrote in message
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Andrew E. wrote:snipped Andrew's unhelpful reply

"W. eWatson" wrote:

A friend is looking for some help with how to use Python to access a
WinTV (Go Plus) capture card, and how to display an image from it. Is
there some facility that might help him, or does anyone have
experience
with such use that might suggest sources? Win XP OS. Any general
methods
for dealing with such commercially built capture cards?



I have no experiance of Python, but we all have experiance of Andrew E.
He is an annoying poster who believes encoder9 cures everything, even
swine flu! It is not what you need.
Your first port of call should be Hauppauge who manufacture WinTV.
Support (USA):
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support.html
User forums (UK)
http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/board/index.php

I finally got through to Hauppauge, but Python seemed out of their
vocabulary. They did point me to OCX for older products and MS Show (I
have no idea what that is) for current products. I'll try the UK link
next. Thanks. None of the Python NGs (comp.lang.python) showed any
meaningful responses. I'm fairly well aquainted with Python, but am
somewhat surprised something isn't available.


I really am only slightly familiar with Python so won't have a solution,
but my very weak understanding is that you wouldn't access the card
directly as such, but access the installed WinTV software with Python.
But I don't know how, this is just an assumption, but assumed it would
be similar to accessing WMP using Python?
My personel view for what it's worth: It's Win XP, and the hauppauge
site has the latest drivers to download and fully patched and uptodate
WinTV capture software - use that!
Python seems to be a very troublesome method to obtain something
that is so easy on XP with official software!



 




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