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    Possible to make a Web Cam using a Tv Card?

    Im try to find out if it is at all possible that I could use my AVerTV Card on the net like a webcam. Anybody try it or know if it is possible? Thanks :

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    Re: Possible to make a Web Cam using a Tv Card?

    It's possible.
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    Re: Possible to make a Web Cam using a Tv Card?

    ok so i got this program called U-Broadcast and my router wont let it broadcast, what do I need to do make it work?

    And this is the readme file:
    U-Broadcast
    Documentation v1.0
    www.uticasoft.com

    System requirements
    Video device (such as a webcam, etc)
    DirectX 8 or newer
    Windows Media Format 9 Runtime (it is already installed on most systems)

    Introduction
    U-Broadcast has 3 primary modes, which can be set from the File menu.

    1. Offline-mode: Direct-connection to your video device. This mode doesn't travel through main memory and it consumes almost no CPU resources. However, video capture and broadcasting cannot be used in this mode. Not all video devices support this feature.

    2. Streaming-mode (video-filtered): This mode handles frame-grabbing, custom captions and live streaming.

    3. Streaming-mode (no filter-faster): This mode handles live streaming. The lack of filter support can make live streams much faster.

    Help Contents

    File Menu

    * Start broadcast
    Starts the live stream server. Your viewers can connect via Windows Media Player 9 or newer. File / Open URL. The URL for your stream would be http://your-IP:8080
    * Stop broadcast
    Stops the live stream server. Any users connected to your session will be disconnected from your broadcast.
    * Capture audio
    When enabled, audio will be recorded while capturing video or while running a live stream. When disabled, no audio will be used, but make sure your WM Profile specifies no audio as well. The audio that is recorded will depend on which sound card is selected, and which input.
    * Video capture
    Allows you to capture what you see to a separate file on your HD. Streaming-mode with filters must be enabled to use this feature.
    * Deinterlace
    Improves video capture quality.
    * Descriptions
    Custom info for your broadcast, such as: copyright, company, etc.
    * Use caption
    Applies custom text at the top left of the video. Use the keyword TIME to display the time.
    * Offline-mode
    See Introduction at the top of the page.
    * Streaming-mode (video-filtered)
    See Introduction at the top of the page.
    * Streaming-mode (no filter-faster)
    See Introduction at the top of the page.
    * Resize to fit window
    Resizes to cover the preview area, even while resizing the window.
    * Full screen
    Makes the video full screen.
    * Change server port
    The port used for broadcasting. By default, it's set to port: 8080. Routers and/or firewalls must be configured to accept the specified port.
    * Set max connections
    Maximum number of viewers that can connect to your live broadcast.
    * Upload video stream
    Upload the video every X number of seconds to an FTP server. If the connection does not initiate, try enabling or disabling Passive mode from the FTP Settings dialog.
    * Copy to clipboard
    Copy the current frame to the clipboard. This menu is disabled while in Offline-mode.
    * Save Frame As
    Saves the current frame to a file. This menu is disabled while in Offline-mode.

    Device Menu

    * Video capture device
    The video hardware you want to use. At least one video device must be connected and installed on your PC for U-Broadcast to function.
    * Audio device
    The audio hardware you want to use. This is used when more than one sound card is available.
    * WM Profile
    Sets the streaming quality of your broadcast. Custom WM profiles can be created using Windows Media Encoder. Save the custom file as custom.prx and copy it to C:\. Once it is there, U-Broadcast will look for the file C:\custom.prx and will load it.
    * Stream format
    Sets the resolution, and frame rate for the selected video device.
    * Video properties
    Color / shading options for the selected video device.
    * Audio properties
    Audio controls, such as Bass and Treble, if your hardware supports it.
    * Video codec
    The codec you want to use while video capturing. Codecs can make your video file sizes much smaller. DivX, and other popular codecs, can be used as long as they're installed on the system.
    * Audio codec
    The audio codec you want to use while video capturing.
    * TV tuner settings
    From this menu, you can configure your TV tuner settings. You may set it to cable / antenna, change channels and set your country. If a TV-tuner device is not present, this menu will be disabled.
    * Flip video
    Rotates the current video horizontally, vertically, or both. This feature cannot be used while in Offline-mode.
    * Controls
    Device controls, such as zooming and panning. If your current video device does not supporting this feature, the options will be disabled.

    Note: Custom WM profiles can be created using Windows Media Encoder. Save the custom file as custom.prx and copy it to C:\. Once it is there, U-Broadcast will look for the file C:\custom.prx and will load it.

    Note: U-Broadcast requires DirectX 8 or newer to function, but it also utilizes DirectX 9 hardware features, such as Video Mixing Renderer 9 (VMR9). To verify whether your hardware is taking advantage of VMR9, which offers better video-rendering performance, go to Help / About.

    Note: Your broadcast viewers should use Windows Media Player 9 or newer to connect.

    Note: Automatic / Scheduled video capturing can be used by command switches, via the Scheduled Tasks feature in Windows. The switch: -captureavi will automatically start capturing with the last settings / last video device as soon as it starts up. -capturewmv can also be used to save as WMV. To set a certain time duration, so it stops after X number of seconds, go to File / Video capture / Cap time limit. These settings should be set and U-Broadcast should be exited before using a command switch. For example, if you want to capture video on channel 22 at 7:00pm to 7:30pm, you would set the channel on 22 and set the Cap time limit to 1800 (1800 seconds in 30 minutes). Then exit U-Broadcast and setup U-Broadcast to start at 7:00 from the Scheduled Tasks feature in Windows, with the command switch -captureavi. The file will automatically be saved in the C:\ root directory.

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    Re: Possible to make a Web Cam using a Tv Card?

    Looks like you need to enable port 8080 in your port forwarding list (router software). Also, are you sure that U-Broadcast means 'live TV to Net' when it says streaming? Most applications stream previously encoded & queued video files (like Internet radio).

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