Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: 3dfx Interactive, Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 85.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Home Server, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.13.01.0200 / 12 Jul 2000
The hardware driver for the 3DFX DesktopTV Retail FM VFW Video Capture allows for the functional installation of the component into the host computer system. This device is used for the implementation of multimedia capabilities in the machine by placing the add-on card in a vacant PCI slot. The device driver will implement various layout files which are intended to initiate the functionality of the hardware. The hardware driver itself is accompanied by an INF and a SYS file which are introduced into the computing environment to make the device available to other applications. As a video capture card, it virtually has the capability of storing all streaming contents that are displayed on the computer screen. The device driver also identifies the type of codec that is used by the hardware to correctly store and playback any video content. The hardware driver also communicates with some Dynamic Link Library files that are involved in video processing.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The ID number of the manufacturer including the type of board and chipset used by the multimedia hardware component is also identified by the device driver to the computer system. This is important when attempting to verify any updated drivers for the hardware. As a video capture device it relies on various components that allows it to effectively store multimedia contents. These components are included in the installation process and are supported by the device driver. In some instances there are components which are supported by the built-in drivers of the operating system. The main difference is that the operating system drivers are considered generic because they are general in nature while the device driver from the manufacturer is specific to the supported multimedia hardware. This means that by using the manufacturer released device driver, all the functionalities of the 3DFX DesktopTV Retail FM VFW Video Capture will be made available to the computer user. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3DFX DesktopTV Retail FM VFW Video Capture errors before installing any driver updates.