Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Adaptec Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 274.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows server 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.12400 / 04 May 2003
The most common device in the Adaptec AVC-2010 PCI category is the avc2010 videoh! Card. This card is used to convert videos from VHS mode to MPEG2 files, VOB files and to DVD formats. The device works well with the ShowBiz and MyDVD software that come bundled with the device. In cases where users have tried to replace the two recommended software with others, they have experienced problems operating the device since the device is not compatible to other software suites. However, this is not a standard explanation since the device seems to work just well in some computers when used with specific software. It has however been confirmed by the manufacturers that the best operating system appropriate for the device are ShowBiz and MyDVD. Some people are of the opinion that this software limitation restricts the amount of functions that the program can do.
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 Adaptec AVC-2010 PCI device is not compliant to Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI). OHCI is a standard, which is used in most windows and Mac operating systems. The non-compliance by Adaptec AVC-2010 PCI device to OHCI is the only explanation why the device does not work well with other software. The device also requires the installation of drivers when first introduced to a machine. The drivers are usually part of the video-O bundle, but incase the user cannot use the drivers on the bundle for any reason; the same can be downloaded from the Adaptec website. An added limitation to the Adaptec AVC-2010 PCI device is the fact that the recommended software packages only capture video in Mpeg format. For users who prefer video formats to either edit or render, this may pose a challenge. Other people on the other hand feel that the Mpeg video output is not as good as they would prefer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec AVC-2010 PCI Device errors before installing any driver updates.