I'm kinda new when it comes to connecting external devices to my pc, so here goes:
I want to capture some footage from my videorecorder to my pc. Now I read that my 9600XT videocard has the ability for tv-out and video-in. It comes with the ASUS VIVO adapter, which has 4 plugs: S-video in, S-video-out, comp in, comp out. So I thought of giving it a shot and connect my VCR to my pc, but it won't work.
First of all the cables. I connected the ASUS VIVO adapter to my videocard. I figure I'd use S-Video in. Now this has a specific plug, after some searching for the right cables, I found a cable that I think came with my Geforce 2 or 4 MX, which converts the S-Video plug to a normal round plug (composite?). On my VCR / TV (tried both) I put an adapter on the SCART connector (think that one came with my GameCube;) that converts the SCART to 3 plugs: 2 audo, 1 video. So I connected the VIVO adapter to the S-Video-to-normal-plug cable, and connected a normal composite cable (forgive me if I use the wrong terms) from that to my SCART adapter.
Again, I tried this on both TV and VCR but when I start my ASUS TV Setup Wizard, select the ATI RAGE Theater Video Capture as TV Tuner, I only get a black screen in the preview window. I guess something is amiss here ;) Since I tried connecting to both VCR / TV, or putting the cable not in the SCART adapter but my tv composite plugs, and nothing works, I can't think of a way to fix this.
Am I doing something completely wrong here? Do I need specific cables? Did someone get this working? I'm only talking about Video-in right now, don't care too much about Audio (yet).