I'm trying to help a friend who had to reinstall Windows. He has a Roxio USB capture device, but lost the installation disc. I was able to find what appear to be raw OEM chipset drivers by probing at the raw USB device info & googling for the matching chip IDs (installed w/o errors, & shows up in device mgr. as 3 working usb devices), but *nothing* I've tried recognizes it as a video capture device (Premiere Elements, Ulead/Corel VideoStudio X5, and Kdenlive).
I'm guessing that what I'm seeing might be an OEM FIFO chip driver for a generic usb interface chip sitting between the PC & some unknown MPEG-2 encoder ASIC, and something more might be needed to communicate with an encoder ASIC sitting behind it & finish the job.
For what it's worth, Roxio won't sell him a replacement disc, because a new version is available & they won't sell the old one. Their "generous" upgrade offer is ~$10 more than it would cost to toss it in the trash & buy a brand new one from Amazon.
Is it totally hopeless, or is there some way to make the device work under Linux or Windows independently of Roxio's rip-off VHS-to-DVD software? Kdenlive under Linux Mint 12 thinks it's a 15fps 320x200 webcam that doesn't work, and a few hours on Google turned up nothing to suggest it isn't a worthless paperweight at this point. My first instinct is to toss it as junk, but he insists it actually did a good job & is worth saving. Sigh
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Hollywood is in the same position as Shiite Clerics in Iran -- they've got the law and courts on their side, but common citizens hate them... and the backlash is coming.
yes, you can use the roxio w/out the included software.
when you open the cd via explorer, look for a folder called driver or a file called driver, and install the driver.
then, you should be able to capture with virtualdub, etc. under widnows. i have the $49 version and used it under windows xp home. good luck.
Um hi, i also lost my disc, im not very good with computers so i don't know what vhelp means and i need help. iv'e been looking for software downloads everywhere. Help me please.
What is the maker and the model name/number of the device for which you lost the installation disc. What operating system are you using? What is it that you need? Drivers, capture software, or both?