Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 06, 2016, 04:13:44 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?  (Read 4220 times)

Carol Haynes

  • Waffles for England (patent pending)
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
    • View Profile
    • Dales Computer Services
    • Donate to Member
I want to capture a short video in WMP in good quality - anyone know how to do it?

All the software I have tried have come out with poor sound and either no picture or a single still.

What I am trying to do is record a TV programme I missed the other night to record on DVD. Unfortunately the internet download version of tghe program is DRMed so I can't use the file directly. Stupid really since it was show openly on TV and anyone could record it (if they mastered their recorder!)

PhilB66

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,522
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member

Carol Haynes

  • Waffles for England (patent pending)
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
    • View Profile
    • Dales Computer Services
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 01:16:33 PM »
I am using Camtasia which does the job by turning off hardware acceleration.

The biggest problems I have now are capturing at high enough frame rate (full screen, 25fps for PAL DVD production) and keeping audio in sync - neither of which behave particularly well in Camtasia. Full screen capture is the biggest problem - it produces a file that is in sync with audio but it looks more like a discrete series of photos (about 2 or 4 a second) than true video. If I capture in a smaller window quality isn't so great and audio loses sync but video is at least video.

I looked on VideoHelp and they point to a number of commercial apps that can do this sort of thing - but initial impressions are not great.

I found Tunebite at www.tunebite.com which looks promising - unfortunately the demo version only works for the first 60 seconds of a clip so there doesn't seem to be any way to check and see if sync is maintained. Anyone used this and know what it is like?

nudone

  • Cody's Creator
  • Columnist
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,117
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 01:28:28 PM »
can you download the file and play it in kmplayer - kmplayer is pretty good at converting with full 25 or 30 fps straight to xvid - that's all i've done with it so i can't say anything about DRM.

Carol Haynes

  • Waffles for England (patent pending)
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
    • View Profile
    • Dales Computer Services
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 01:32:55 PM »
I haven't had a good experience with kmplayer in the past - if I can get it to work will it play encrypted WMV files ?

nudone

  • Cody's Creator
  • Columnist
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,117
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 02:33:37 PM »
I haven't had a good experience with kmplayer in the past - if I can get it to work will it play encrypted WMV files ?
that's the bit i don't know. i've never had an encrypted file. i'll guess that kmplayer won't play such things - but i wouldn't be surprised if there is a workaround either.

katykaty

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 221
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 03:57:33 PM »
If you can find a copy of FairUse4WM that might work - I've successfully stripped the drm off BBC iPlayer and C4 4OD wmv videos.

It'll only work if you actually have the license, of course.

Carol Haynes

  • Waffles for England (patent pending)
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
    • View Profile
    • Dales Computer Services
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 07:30:43 PM »
Thanks everyone for suggestions - I now have a number of working copies in various states of quality - from complete gobbledigook to 'that'll do' which is probably as good as it gets for a web download.

nudone

  • Cody's Creator
  • Columnist
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,117
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Anyone know how to capture video + audio (uin good quality) from WMP ?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007, 01:32:20 AM »
can you tell us which was the 'best' method, please?