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Need to Screen Capture (Cable TV) Video on PC
TiVo on a PC with playback and screen capture.

 11:05 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

We need to buy/build a PC that has a direct-connect cable TV video adapter (for signal in), software to record, rewind, play, pause, and screen capture a still frame that easily exports to JPG, uses a standard PC monitor, and stores the recorded programming to hard disk (and/or other media).

For example, we would like to monitor and continuously record a television program until a particular segment appears. Then have the ability for the operator to stop, rewind to a particular frame, then screen capture the image and export it to a standard jpg on the same PC.

I'm not sure whether current technologies can handle this efficiently, but thought I would see what others can share on the topic. Thanks in advance.



 11:11 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

There is currently an item called Tevo, and it allows you to do this.

Also, you could just buy a "Media Center". Lost of computer manufatures offer them, and they have all this already set up for you. Most of them even have remote controls. Just Google PC "Media Center" [google.com] and you'll com up with ways to create your own "Home Theater" using your computer.

Hope this helps

-- Zak


 11:52 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Zak.

It looks like the XP Media Center will do the TiVo-style recording, playback, etc., and I may be able to use a standard screen capture (through CompuPic) to handle the conversion to jpg.

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