I recently picked up a Sabrent USB 2.0 Video and Audio capture device. It looks similar to the EasyCap USB device (dongle thing with wires coming out of both ends). But I have a few issues with it. I've tried testing it with every console I had and discovered not all is going as planned. My issues are listed below in case anyone here might have a few suggestions to try.
Issue #1 - Works with about 50% of the consoles I own. PSOne is OK for boot up screens but loses all signals once the game tries to load. Doesn't work with Atari, TI, NES, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis. Works OK with Dreamcast, N64, GameCube, Wii, XBOX, 360, PS2. I even tried patching signals through a hi-fi VCR to see if that helped any but same results. Video signal is almost like having a vertical scrolling issue with b/w images.
Issue #2 - Video recording file size. What consoles it does work with I've used to test recording and editing features of the included software. It records to AVI automatically but a 10 minute video takes up between 9 and 10 GB of hard drive space. Is this normal? There are other options (WMV, MPEG, and one other I can't remember). I'm not sure if it is compressing the files or not. Any suggestions here where I can cut the file size down?
The device was picked up as a way to capture better quality game play screens for use in YouTube video projects I'm working on for my channel. I've had one computer fail on me (which has been the reason why my videos have been delayed) and am stuck with a smaller laptop with only 75 GB of hard drive space. I removed anything that wasn't needed (after backing up of course) and uninstalled any large apps I didn't use often just to have space to use this device.
If anyone has any experience using any kind of capturing device like this and might know of some pointers or tips I would appreciate the shared information.
Website Link (for picture purposes): https://www.sabrent....indows-drivers/