What speed is your processor? Compressing video in realtime needs a pretty speedy processor; I'm not sure if your particular TV tuner does any video compression in the hardware, as the "features" page for the Winfast TV2000XP doesn't seem to have any detailed technical specifications.
In this case, you might have to do two-step encoding - record the video to the hard drive in a lightly compressed, high quality format, then use another utility to recompress it to Divx, or some other compact format. I'm finding that Vidomi
is an adequate utility to convert video to different formats. It doesn't include any real editing features to cut out sections of video, but then again, it is free.
If you do use Vidomi, for some reason, it doesn't install a shortcut to the actual Encoder. The file is in the "Program Files\Vidomi" folder - simply called "encoder.exe" - that's the thing you want.
- thanks for that link. Might finally be able to get my TV Master (bt848 chip) working on a WinXP system.
With the Win2k drivers, XP kept detecting all sorts of new devices that didn't exist.