I recently bought a shiny new Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 (newegg link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
). Everything works great, except I can't find a way to record video from the composite inputs. Windows Media Center will do it if I tell it I'm recording from a Satellite or Cable box, but when I select that option, it tells me to set up a remote, which I don't have. There is no way to skip remote setup. Someone made a dummy remote driver to get past this screen, but its 32 bit only, and I'm running 64 bit Windows 7. So, with MCE out, I turned to the WinTV application that I thought came with the card, only to find that I got the OEM version of the card.
I have tried some free video recorders, but none of them seems to record the audio off of my card, they recorded video only. Roxio Creator 10.2 records fine, but I can't watch it recording (in other words, I can't see it recording, but I can watch the saved video.)
So, I'm stuck. What should I do? Does anybody know of any way to get past the screen on Windows Media Center? If not, then what software should I use to record my composite inputs? I want to convert VHS tapes to DVD's, and most of what I'll be working with is home videos, so I want to preserve as much of the quality as possible. That's why it is important that I use composite inputs as opposed to a coax cable.
If Microsoft had a clue, I wouldn't have this problem in the first place.
Thanks for your help.