Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Animation Technologies Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 198.1 KB
Operating System: Windows XP/98
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.25.0.001 / 04 Sep 2010
LifeView WDM TV Tuner is a TV tuner card produced by Animation Technologies Inc. It is a computer component which enables a computer to receive television signals. Most of the TV Tuners also serve as video capture which means that they can record TV programs which are then saved on a hard disk. TV Tuners come in varied interfaces such as a PCI expansion card or a USB device. Currently, there are four types of TV tuner cards; Analog cards have analog input and quite a number of them also have FM reception. Digital cards give a whole MPEG stream for transport or extract video as well as audio elementary streams individually. Hybrid tuners mean that the tuner has an analog or digital configuration and one can switch between the systems through a reconfiguration. Combo tuners are the same as hybrid cards but have two different tuners on the same card.
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
LifeView WDM TV Tuner is a windows driver model, also referred to as Win32 Driver model. Windows Driver Model (WDM) is a device driver framework which was brought in with Windows 98 as well as Windows 2000 operating system as a replacement for VxD. VxD was used in the older Windows versions, for instance, Windows 3.1 along with Windows 95 and Windows NT driver model. Users should note that drivers which conform to WDM cannot function on operating systems which come before Windows 98 and Windows 2000. WDM drivers have been manufactured to be forward- compatible. This means that a WDM driver is able to function on a Windows version which is more recent than the one that it was made for initially. On the other hand, a WDM driver is not backward compatible to Windows version older than the one it was initially made for. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and LifeView WDM TV Tuner errors before installing any driver updates.