My laptop can't handle recording my Xbox. Or at least that is what I think the problem is.
When I tried to record originally, I was in 1080i, the highest definition my Xbox works at, and the recording was to say the least, messed up. It would slow down, then speed up, the audio would warp, it was like someone hit the recording with a hammer. After looking around I found out that I can simply lower the definition, since it is my computer that can't handle recording 1080i and it just messes things up.
So I lowered to 720p, with still somewhat frequent errors, so I kept it at 480p. This was working fine for a while, and then I just got bored of recording and didn't need to so I stopped for a while.
1 Month Later:
I come back to try to do more recordings, since I got a new game and want to post videos of it. Now, since my laptop has gotten older and slower and just overall worse, it does those errors that it did at high definition, but to any definition. I have it set up to record in 480p, and I have my Xbox on 480p, but it still can't handle it. One recording for example, stalled on the first frame of the video for the first 5 minutes while the audio went along normally (well, still messed up, but it was recording) and then finally did that 5 minutes in about 10 seconds, followed by a distortion of warping and horribleness with the rest of the video.
The Roxio GameCap software has always been very slow on my computer, sometimes crashing due to it's slowness. To fix this I tried loading the GameCap with Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, and some other editing programs, all to no avail. No other program can read the input that my Roxio hardware gives it.
My question is: Is there some other software that can read the Roxio hardware input? I cannot use this program and because of that cannot use the entire thing.
Alternatively, if someone can tell me how to kind of "fix" the program to make it run better or something that would be great, but really I am just looking for a different program that will run faster so that my computer can focus on recording, not spending all it's RAM on running the program and not having time to record! Thank you.