Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 783.4 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 10 Dec 2001
The CxTsCap, WDM MPEG-2 TS Capture (ATSC-A) is based on the complex hierarchy of the Windows Driver Model which allows the communication of components using Input and Output Request Packets. The device driver of this hardware component being based on the WDM technology is generally not meant to be backward compatible making it virtually impossible to be hosted on older computer systems. The device driver which is founded on the older Virtual Driver technology is considered as a type of function driver because it explicitly services hardware components from a particular manufacturer. Except for the Microsoft Windows 98 Operating System platform which can use either the WDM or VxD standards all other operating system environments implement only one of the two driver models. The WDM being a newer technology is expected to deliver higher quality services to the host computer system.
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
Being based on the WDM technology the CxTsCap, WDM MPEG-2 TS Capture (ATSC-A) through its device driver gains the functionality of capturing videos at a 768 by 576 pixels resolution. This is compared to the lowly 384 by 288 pixels capture resolution using the VxD technology. The technology implemented by this hardware component is normally found in TV tuner cards which are attached to a host computer system. The functionality of the device not only allows the computer user to watch television or cable broadcasts directly from the host machine but also extends this feature to the recording of the watched program. The higher resolution capability implemented by the CxTsCap, WDM MPEG-2 TS Capture (ATSC-A) can be attributed to the Broadcast Driver Architecture model that is built into the operating system environment. The recorded video feeds are stored in the hard drive of the host computer system and is made available to post processing effects. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CxTsCap, WDM MPEG-2 TS Capture (ATSC-A) errors before installing any driver updates.