by Tim Musson
Initial tests with EasyCap on my ancient Compaq v2410us laptop showed horrific sound quality, like AM radio barely in range. There was so much static and random noise that I could barely hear the audio come through. Tried updating Direct X, audio drivers, double-checking all settings in bundled editing software ULead VideoStudio–nothing worked. Was hoping the EasyCap wasn’t defective. Suspected interference coming from laptop motherboard. Tried plugging into front USB port my even more ancient Shuttle desktop. It’s running a Pentium 4, 2GB RAM, WinXP SP2 and onboard video/sound only. Got moderately better sound, with some humming and lots of clicking. It was an improvement. Remembered that even the headphone port on the desktop showed the same kind of interference. Tried another USB port on the back of the case. Static was reduced yet again. Now it was an even white noise in the background. If you listen carefully to this clip (maybe with headphones) you can hear it. Moral of story: try different USB ports on different computers before calling the EasyCap off as a loss. Guess I really need a better computer.
blog.peculiarplace.com Last January this machine was doing this same thing. Then for no apparent reason that I know of, it simply started working again. It worked for three months or so and then stopped working and went back to behaving like this every time I try to start it up. If anyone has a clue what might be wrong and more importantly, how to fix it, I want to hear from you. Oh yeah, simply replacing it is NOT an option (unless of course you’d like to donate to the cause) Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons “Attribution 3.0″ http Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com Add me on Myspace www.myspace.com Just include a note with your YouTube username and that you subscribe to one of my channels. ;-) This video was brought to you in part by www.domaincarryout.com .
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