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When capturing external video via a USB video capture device, can I schedule recording, like a DVR? I need to be able to capture video from an external source at times when I am not at the computer. Does Creator 2010 support this?

 

Also, I did not see a list of supported USB capture devices for Creator 2010. I am using a Plextor M402U. I did find that this device is supported in Creator 9; is it supported in 2010?

 

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My main question was whether Creator 2010 supports scheduled capture (recording) from an external video device. If my device isn't supported, I would get the Roxio USB capture device. But I need to be able to schedule a capture at a future time.

 

No..

 

What kind of external source?

 

Without having one to try 'Plextor M402U' I couldn't say...

 

Roxio offers there own Capture Device..

 

http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/...ccessories.html

 

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My main question was whether Creator 2010 supports scheduled capture (recording) from an external video device. If my device isn't supported, I would get the Roxio USB capture device. But I need to be able to schedule a capture at a future time.

No you cannot schedule capturing with the software, no matter what device you have.

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My main question was whether Creator 2010 supports scheduled capture (recording) from an external video device. If my device isn't supported, I would get the Roxio USB capture device. But I need to be able to schedule a capture at a future time.

 

 

I know what your main question was and answered NO...

 

I asked 'What kind of external source to schedule a capture from' to get a idea what you were doing and maybe offer a better way of doing it.

 

I guess if you don't want to say we will never know..

 

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Sorry, didn't understand what you were answering. I'm using a Plextor M402U to capture external composite video/audio. It provides hardware MPx compression, and it doesn't require that the sound card be used for audio capture.

 

I know what your main question was and answered NO...

 

I asked 'What kind of external source to schedule a capture from' to get a idea what you were doing and maybe offer a better way of doing it.

 

I guess if you don't want to say we will never know..

 

cd

 

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external composite video/audio.

 

Who many times do I have to ask, what is it?

 

cd

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Composite video/audio, RCA jacks, like you get out of a VHS recorder or the video out from a TV. It's for a security application. But it appears Roxio isn't the right solution for this.

 

Who many times do I have to ask, what is it?

 

cd

 

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That's more a function of the OS than the apps - you need to schedule a task to commence at a pre-determined time (check task scheduler in your OS help). This from W7:

 

If you use a specific program on a regular basis, you can use the Task Scheduler wizard to create a task that opens the program for you automatically according to the schedule you choose. For example, if you use a financial program on a certain day each month, you can schedule a task that opens the program automatically to avoid the risk of forgetting to open it yourself.

 

Click to open Task Scheduler.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

 

Click the Action menu, and then click Create Basic Task.

 

Type a name for the task and an optional description, and then click Next.

 

Do one of the following:

 

To select a schedule based on the calendar, click Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or One time, click Next; specify the schedule you want to use, and then click Next.

 

To select a schedule based on common recurring events, click When the computer starts or When I log on, and then click Next.

 

To select a schedule based on specific events, click When a specific event is logged, click Next; specify the event log and other information using the drop-down lists, and then click Next.

 

To schedule a program to start automatically, click Start a program, and then click Next.

 

Click Browse to find the program you want to start, and then click Next.

 

Click Finish.

 

To schedule a task to run automatically when the computer starts

If you want a task to run when the computer starts, whether a user is logged on or not, follow these steps.

 

Click to open Task Scheduler.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

 

Click the Action menu, and then click Create Basic Task.

 

Type a name for the task and an optional description, and then click Next.

 

Click When the computer starts, and then click Next.

 

To schedule a program to start automatically, click Start a program, and then click Next.

 

Click Browse to find the program you want to start, and then click Next.

 

Select the Open the Properties dialog for this task when I click Finish check box and click Finish.

 

In the Properties dialog box, select Run whether user is logged on or not, and then click OK.

 

Note

Task Scheduler is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in and includes additional help for advanced users. For more information, open Task Scheduler, click the Help menu, and then click Help Topics.

 

 

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So in the end it won't work…

 

You can open capture but it is not going to start capturing anything since there is no script to get it going???

 

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