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I have a hybrid DVB-T/Analogue TV tuner card in my system and an HDMI-to-USB capture card. The application Total Media that comes with the hybrid TV card cannot access the HDMI capture card. I need to schedule a recording from the HDMI capture card but I cannot find any reliable application. I tried the CaptureFlux application which does a good job with the hybrid card, but the video captured from the HDMI capture card is always out of sync with the audio for some reason. When I use the card to capture live, I use VirtualDub 2 application in capture mode which does an excellent job capturing at the native 1920x1080 60fps MJPEG video format with synced audio. I can set the capture duration in VirtualDub but there is no way to set the start time, that is there is no way to schedule a capture.

So I am looking for capture applications that support scheduling. Any ideas appreciated.

The alternative would be to create a script to simulate the press of the F5 button (the VirtualDub hotkey to start capture) and then find a way to schedule the script to execute at a specified time. I am out of luck here, as I don't have the required programming knowledge to create the script and I don't have a clue how to make it execute at a specified time. Any help appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
 
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I tried to download it but it was Filmora video editing application instead and there was no capture feature.
 

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Does VirtualDub have a command line interface, by any chance? If it does, you might be able to use Task Scheduler.

I know that would be a nuisance for repeated recordings, but it's a thought.

I know, I know. I'll show myself out...
 

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Yes it has, but I am not familiar with the parameters for editing or capturing video. It seems that I followed the ad to Filmora instead of the actual link to RecExperts I am downloading now but I will see it tomorrow since local time is 0:00 and I should go to bed. I will test it and post results.
 

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    Acer Extensa 5630
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    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3235)
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    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
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It looks like EasyUS RecExperts does a really good job. The video quality is very good, despite using custom AVC compression and not the native compression format, and the audio is in sync. The scheduler also works fine. I guess I will mark the thread solved. Thank you for your help.

PS: The trial version only saves 1 minute of video and doesn't support scheduling. I had to buy the full version, but it's worth it. Also the "webcam" mode doesn't support scheduling, so I used the "game capture" mode instead. Be careful: The default is to capture the screen and system sound. I had to turn the screen capture off (in recording settings) and enable the webcam in order to actually capture from my HDMI card. In Webcam or Game mode you can choose which webcam to use, so I can choose between the hybrid tuner and my HDMI card.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3235)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
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    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3235)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4

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