Hi, i just bought this card a few days ago thinking it did hardware mpeg encoding. But i might have been wrong.
Here's the link to where I bought it from. The description is very detailed and it lead me to believe that it did. Or maybe I'm just doing something wrong.
also this one looks like it does have hardware encoding as well
but I went with the other cause it also included a tuner. I'm confused!
the software that came with it was powervcr II 3.0 and PowerDirector. Are there settings I need to check to enable hardware compression? I tried capturing dvd quality but was dropping frames at high bitrates. I thought hardware encoding didn't have that problem?
My system specs are on my profile.
Thanks for anyone that can help. If this doesn't do hardware encoding im sending it back at a 20% restocking fee
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thanks for the reply. Thats what I was thinking.
This is a quote from the link I posted.
Built-in hardware MPEG Decoder to provides the best picture quality preservation at the highest speed, reducing the impact of multiple recompressions, not like similar cards using the software for MPEG encoding.
By the way. Since PowerVCR is software encoder, what software is used when using hardware based encoders?? Maybe I can give it a try and see what happens.
It may be a hybrid encoder. When I say hybrid I mean it is part software encoder and part hardware encoder, just like the ATI cards.
Originally Posted by richie_r1ch