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    Is anyone here familiar with this before, I attempt to build a small software (just need a window media player component but hard to find out how to code for interfacing) that can detect TV signal via antenna port in a PCI TV card (plugged in PCI slot and successfully installed driver)
    Hope from your hints, thanks in advance

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    Re: Detect TV signal

    Quote Originally Posted by eleceyes View Post
    Is anyone here familiar with this before, I attempt to build a small software (just need a window media player component but hard to find out how to code for interfacing) that can detect TV signal via antenna port in a PCI TV card (plugged in PCI slot and successfully installed driver)
    Hope from your hints, thanks in advance
    Going to be a short term project. Remember analog broadcast (antenna) television ends in less than a month [In the USA] . VERY VERY few tuner cards are set up to recieve digital broadcast singals....
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    Re: Detect TV signal

    Actually quite a few are setup for digital reception. I was shopping for a friend of mine about a year ago and was very easy to get a card that supported both for a reasonable price.

    Also antenna does not equal analog. antenna is for over air broadcast which has been analog and is switching to digital. Just need the right antenna, location and tuner.

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    Re: Detect TV signal

    Use MEDIA CENTER. It lets you use your PC as a Video Recorder, that also lets you broadcast the signal to your XBOX or other devices (like TV)

    Windows Media Center supports 4 tuners at once. WMC is Windows 7 is supposedly a lot beter. Lets copy protected movies be streamed to your other devices.
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    Re: Detect TV signal

    I haven't had much luck with streaming video to the xbox 360 from WMC.

    I can get the link but when I try and play the movie I usually get a message about a missing codec or something to that effect. I can view pictures with no issue but so far none of my avi files seem to work. No big deal since I use the same monitor for the pc and the xbox but would be nice if it would work.

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    Re: Detect TV signal

    Which Media Center? (they've been getting better) I have Vista Ultimate.
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    Re: Detect TV signal

    Some AVI's have a non standard coding systems that was developed years ago.. However Microsoft do not include them in there std codec packs.. BUT.. you can download codecs from the net that will be able to play it... K lite Codec Pack contains almost all known playback codecs. and is available free...

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    Re: Detect TV signal

    I was using XP MCE.

    As for the Codecs, I have lots of video files on my system with different codecs, divx, xvid, mpeg and others, I have the proper codecs on my system and all of them work just fine on the pc. So far none have worked on the XBox360. I can get the listing but when I try to play any videos I get a codec message. I could understand it if it were just a few but so far it has been every one I have tried. Whatever the problem is it seems to be at the xbox level.

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    Re: Detect TV signal

    Get an extender, and shoot it over to the XBOX
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