Re: Firewire DV transfer, resulting DV avi file capture and playback issue.

07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Well, wanted to post my findings. I saw an odd SCSI entry in my device
manager listing. Googled it and found it is part of Alcohol 120% burning
software package. So for kicks, I uninstalled it, rebooted, and now on my
desktop with SP2, my DV avi captures are no longer corrupted.

As an overview, My camcorder would be detected just fine, I can control it
fine and even the live capture preview video and audio was fine, but the
resulting avi file was always getting corrupted. Now with Alcohol 120%
uninstalled, the files capture fine.

Though I don't have Alcohol 120% on my SP2 laptop, so I am still trying to
figure out why it has the same exact issue on it.

Here is a download fix from Microsoft that helped some people, but had
nothing to do with my issue. But it's a good fix anyways because MS was lame
and slowed down the firewire port with SP2. Read it.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" <> wrote in message
> Do you have antivirus or other software running in real time?
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> Cari
> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
> "Tester" <> wrote in message
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>> Firewire DV transfer, resulting DV avi file capture and playback issue.
>> Camcorder works fine at work on an XP Pro SP2 desktop.
>> At home I have an XP Home SP2 laptop and an XP Pro SP2 desktop with
>> firewire. They used to capture just fine before SP2, but since it works
>> at the office with SP2, I don't think it's that.
>> When I capture, it recognizing the camacorder the same as at the office,
>> an "AVC Compliant DV Camcorder". I can control the camcorder just fine
>> and the live video and audio preview is fine as well. But even though I
>> don't get dropped frames, I noticed that at home, the timeline pauses
>> every few seconds or so. And when I try to playback the video the audio
>> is slightly choppy and the Video is a frozen garbbled mess that doesn't
>> really change. I always capture in standard NTSC DV AVI for editing and
>> export to DV tape and DVD.
>> I thought it was SP2, since I haven't used it since installing SP2. But
>> it works at the office with SP2 and it does capture and the live preview
>> is fine. It's just the resulting file seems messed up. I should probably
>> try bringing the resulting file here to work and see if it plays fine
>> here at work. Maybe it's just a playback issue and the file is actually
>> just fine.
>> Any ideas until that test?

Re: Firewire DV transfer, resulting DV avi file capture and playback issue.