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I have been doing this for four years and more and I can't seem to find a computer that will capture video without having some kind of problem, like dropped frames. I had a solution to this problem with my other computers. I would use two VCR's. One VCR played the video I want to capture to my computer and the other VCR had a DVD player and I would have the DVD record while I captured the video from my vcr to my computer. I never had any problems whatsoever. I could capture old home movies on big reels for 2 hours straight and not have any problem, yet the new computer I am using can't go more than 4 minutes without doing something like dropping frames.

 

Capturing video worked great on the HP 2000 laptops. I had two of those laptops and had no problems of dropped frames as long as I used my method.

 

Now the last two computers I bought will drop a frame even when using my method. I returned one and I am trying to see if I can get this laptop to quit dropping frames or I will exchange it for another.

 

I am using a HP Pavillion with AMD.

 

processor - AMD A8-6410 APU WITH AMD Radeon R5 graphics 2.00 GHz

 

Installed RAM - 4.00 GB (3.44 usable)

 

System Type - 64 bit operating system x 64 based processor.

 

 

Any suggestions?

 

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Being a bit of a hardware pack-rat, my first question is, what happened to the HP 2000 laptops you had? If they work(ed) well, why not keep using them (even if you have a newer computer)? Did they "die"?

 

You indicate you're using a 64-bit OS, but which one? Windows Vista/7/8/8.1? Do you have other "gadgets" running on the desktop? Have you tried disabling your A/V while capturing to see if that's causing a problem?

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You PC should be fine for the task at hand...

 

(tie with Dave ~ he typed faster ^_^ )

 

What you left out was all the important info...

 

What OS are you running?

 

What background operations Back Up, Music, Anti Virus and all those things that take a chunk out of your CPU!

 

How much HDD Free space? De-fragged it lately?

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Being a bit of a hardware pack-rat, my first question is, what happened to the HP 2000 laptops you had? If they work(ed) well, why not keep using them (even if you have a newer computer)? Did they "die"?

 

You indicate you're using a 64-bit OS, but which one? Windows Vista/7/8/8.1? Do you have other "gadgets" running on the desktop? Have you tried disabling your A/V while capturing to see if that's causing a problem?

 

They died and Best Buy doesn't carry that model anymore. :(

 

I am using windows 8:1 I don't have any gadgets running that I am aware of.

I haven't tried to disable anything. I don't know what A/V is or how to disable it.

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You PC should be fine for the task at hand...

 

(tie with Dave ~ he typed faster ^_^ )

 

What you left out was all the important info...

 

What OS are you running?

 

What background operations Back Up, Music, Anti Virus and all those things that take a chunk out of your CPU!

 

How much HDD Free space? De-fragged it lately?

 

 

 

HDD is empty. I just got the computer yesterday. I have not defragged.

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And version of Windows? (Probably 8.1, but until you tell us, we don't know.) Oops... I think I read that before too.

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Try running it directly connected to your USB port, not through a hub, which you imply that you're using. USB 3 ports should be USB 2.0 backward compatible.

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what does that mean?

 

It means that you can plug your USB 2 device into it with no problems at all. It won't have the speed of a USB 3 device, but it will work.

 

If you do it the other way (USB3 device, into a USB 2 port), then the USB3 device will only work like a USB 2 device.

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I thought hub and port were the same. I should of said port.

A Hub typically refers to an external device that allows you to plug multiple USB devices into a single Port on the PC. Sort of like an extension cord with multiple outlets on the "far" end.

 

A Port refers to the USB connector on the PC itself.

 

Some devices don't work properly when plugged into a hub, but work fine plugged directly into a port on the PC.

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