I am using a USB LIVE 2 Hauppauge bought from Dell (not knockoff) to record old vhs tapes. Funny thing is when I record items from professionally recorded tapes (flight instructions, tutorials, old lesser known videos, etc) it works perfectly. But then I try recording off of tapes my dad recorded off live tv, it basically only will display / record the commercials. As soon as a show comes on it freezes or blanks out. The only thing I can think of is it's either blocking poor quality (which doesn't seem to be the case as other worse videos record) or security / anti-piracy.
That doesn't really make sense either but it's so weird. It will actually stop at the very end of a commercial... Like right when it fades out. Like it will get stuck in the vcr's blue screen with PLAY osd shown until a commercial.
Any ideas? Are there other softwares that work with the USB LIVE 2?
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Quite possible that the broadcaster switched on some anti-copy device and the Hauppauge detects the change in the signal.
It might help if you could indicate the original broadcaster to give people familiar with its workings some more info to work with.
The network is UPN (Paramount). If true, I had no idea that was even possible for over the air analog TV! Do you know of that is for realz?
I downloaded dscaler but got a bit worried about their BSOD/ hardware damage comments. I may give it a try on a old laptop! Thanks for that suggestion!
I forgot to mention that I'm running Windows 10.
Thank you both!