Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

TV Tuner in Server 2003

Posted on 2006-06-09
6
Medium Priority
?
1,115 Views
Last Modified: 2008-05-19
Is there a TV tuner that will work in Windows Server 2003?  I tried a Leadtek Winfast 2000 Expert but it does not work even though the drivers install.  I talked to them and they confirm it won't work.  I need some way to source my satellite TV feed into the media services for this machine.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:benbecker
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
TheCleaner earned 1000 total points
ID: 16872231
I'm personally unaware of any maker (hauppauge, Leadtek, ATI, etc) that make a TV tuner card that they come right out and say works with 2003 server.

You can however use a video capture card in 2003 to do it, I would think such as these:  http://www.teamsolutions.co.uk/winnov.html


0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 16872267
The card probably works fine - you need a different program to "watch" TV with.  Have you tried using PowerVCR/PowerCinema?  They have a free trial.

(Note: MANY programs will say they are not compatible with Server versions of windows - what they mean is that they are not SUPPORTED - the company that made the program will not SUPPORT you in your efforts to get it to work under a server operating system.  BUT, the software and drivers IN MOST CASES will work.  On the occasion when softwar doesn't, try other software).
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 16872269
0
Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:benbecker
ID: 16872300
Well, the drivers install fine, and the device shows up properly.  I tried using the winfast PVR software to test the signal and it just shows a blank picture no matter what type of input I tried using (antenna, cable and Svideo).  I thought maybe just the PVR program wasn't working, but I tried actually using Windows Media Encoder to use it as an input source to record from and it freezes the machine after a few seconds of starting the encoding.  So I don't think it's going to work.  

I'm not sure I understand how the video capture cards are different, I assume I can use a TV as a source into one of these?
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:TheCleaner
ID: 16872630
That's right (on the video capture cards).  You would actually just use the outputs from your satellite box and the inputs on the capture card.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:benbecker
ID: 16872799
Great, I think I'll try this route.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I guess it is not common knowledge to most Wintel engineers/administrators: If you have an SNMP-based monitoring system in your environment (and it's common to have SNMP or Syslog) it's reasonably easy to enable monitoring of the Windows Event logs,…
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline

876 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question