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I'm trying to record my pc with the Roxio Game Cap. Becuase my computer only has HDMI output, and I have a standard version, I have to use a HDMI to Component converter - (i bought http://www.amazon.com/Portta-PETHRV-Component-YPbPr-Converter/dp/B00J22LGYG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1440896032&sr=8-2&keywords=Hdmi+to+componentas my converter). Now with just recording PS3 gameplay without any converters, it works fine. But when using the converter and recording my PC, it doesn't work at all. It will say it finds a signal, and the screen will flicker on for a second, but then it will become distorted with lines, digital noise, and stopping play. It will say it is still recording though, but when I try to view the recording, it says "corrupted file". My cables are fully plugged in.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm trying to record my pc with the Roxio Game Cap. Becuase my computer only has HDMI output, and I have a standard version, I have to use a HDMI to Component converter - (i bought http://www.amazon.com/Portta-PETHRV-Component-YPbPr-Converter/dp/B00J22LGYG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1440896032&sr=8-2&keywords=Hdmi+to+componentas my converter). Now with just recording PS3 gameplay without any converters, it works fine. But when using the converter and recording my PC, it doesn't work at all. It will say it finds a signal, and the screen will flicker on for a second, but then it will become distorted with lines, digital noise, and stopping play. It will say it is still recording though, but when I try to view the recording, it says "corrupted file". My cables are fully plugged in.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

And your problem is? Outside of no Roxio game capture versions working with PS3 and HDMI,

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Not sure why that converter wold not work???

 

You really need to Test its' Component Output with something else, like a TV or Monitor that accepts Component... It is possible the converter is faulty.

 

And just to confirm, you are keeping all the connections snug and following the colors exactly - it is easy to mix up the Audio Red for the PR (Video Red), done that :D

 

In the end you may just have to get a Component Cable for your PS3 as GPB suggests and send the converter back -_-

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He said he's using the converter to go from his PC's HDMI to the converter. My guess, without the test to confirm component output direct to TV isn't working, is that this video card is HDCP compliant, adding the copy protection signal, and the converter isn't HDCP compliant, which, I think, will result in garbled output. So we really need to have him connect the component output of the converter directly to a TV to verify that it's outputting nothing recordable.

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He said he's using the converter to go from his PC's HDMI to the converter. My guess, without the test to confirm component output direct to TV isn't working, is that this video card is HDCP compliant, adding the copy protection signal, and the converter isn't HDCP compliant, which, I think, will result in garbled output. So we really need to have him connect the component output of the converter directly to a TV to verify that it's outputting nothing recordable.

 

Yes we need his answers to the tests but looking at the "Answers" on Amazon, HDCP is not an issue with it... ~ funny how even there, there is always a percentage that can't get it to work ^_^

 

Oddly enough I have the same one ordered and it should arrive today :D

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Okay so I checked this forum, and saw that you guys wanted to know if anything worked with the converter. I managed to get the only HDMI thing I wasn't using, my Apple TV. So I plugged in the hdmi cable into the converter, and then hooked up the component cables into my TV. I plugged in the power into the converter (I don't get why it needs power but okay...) and my TV flickers for a moment. Then finally, the picture comes up, as clear as a normal HDMI cable hookup. No color problems. No flickering. No errors. It worked. Which means either my Graphics Card doesn't support the converter, or the game cap doesn't support the converter...

 

I'll look more into my GPU and see if it does have HDCP.

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UPDATE: I ran another test and just directly hooked up my laptop to the screen. It works flawlessly. Then, plugging in the game cap, with now my PC going into the converter, and the converter going into my game cap, and the game cap going into my TV -- it works flawlessly. BUT, when I plug in the USB cable, and then check my game capturing software (the same result happens in the Roxio Game Capture software) the screen in the preview glitches out. I took a photo of what it looks like on my TV. (That camera isn't out of focus, I changed a setting on my TV and screwed up the focus somehow. I fixed it though.) http://postimg.org/image/5olj5qd3z/

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Well we know the converter works.

 

By the way, it needs power because it has electronics that must be powered to convert an HDMI digitlal signal into its' component colors and left and right audio. You will see some cables out there with an HDMI on one end and Component on the other... THEY DON'T WORK!!!

 

The RGC cannot work unless it is powered by a USB that in turn is connected to a PC with its' software...You should be running

 

PC to RGC with HDMI.

RGC to Converter with HDMI

Converter to TV with Component

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I can't go PC to RGC because I have the standard version -- the one that only has component support. That's why I bought the converter, because I used to record using FRAPS, but recently, it's been running so slow and recording so slow that I had to use hardware recording. The Roxio Game Cap (standard) says it supports PC capture on their website, and since I already had one from when I used to make PS3 gameplay, I figured that would work fine.

 

Is there anything I can do? Really need this up and running.

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Sorry I got it mixed up, forgetting where the Component had to come into play! -_-

 

By "...have one from...PS3" you mean an extension Component cord and not the proper PS3 connection to Component male?

 

In Post #7 would clearing what I asked, as that should not be possible. (RGC working as passthrough without being connected to your laptop)

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I suggest you hook up your PS3 again(using the RGC) and make sure that still works ok before you go any further. This way we have eliminated the Roxio as the problem.

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My Portta Converter arrived today and I did some testing. I have the RGC Pro but ended up with the same results you had :huh:

 

Converter - Component attached to RGC, NO input to converter:

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Converter hooked up to HDMI and Component Output:

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Component going into RGC Input:

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Didn't get picture but Roxio Capture Screen was Black and Status was Green Ready (camera battery died)

Converter Component plugged directly into Monitor:

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Converter Component plugged into AverMedia capture card:

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Component output from same player plugged into RGC (no converter used):

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So from the Two of us it appears that the Component output from this Converter is not compatible with the Roxio RGC... :(

 

I can still make use of mine so I will likely hang on to it. You should send yours back and try a different one.

 

If you get one that works, link us to the page :lol:

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