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Today, got around to testing VHS conversion with the AV converter box and the HDMI dongle. When it's time to edit the recording, I will have to move on from my old copy of Premiere Pro to something that can take an H.264 file. I still have my old copy of Magix Movie Maker, but I think it's time to try the free version of DaVinci Resolve. Currently converting some ancient old infomercial for one of those "miracle cure" powders that claim to eliminate all sorts of ailments. I will post it in the forums here once it's uploaded.

Also placed an order for an HDMI splitter. I need to be able to send my cable box to both my TV and the HDMI dongle. I found an inexpensive generic one on eBay that may work fine.

As for OBS on Mac, I will test that out too. I will see if lowering the recording format to 640x480 will help with the frame drops on the 2008 iMac.

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> "miracle cure" powders
These latter-day snake oils reminds me of those homeopaths who tout of and prescribe supposed cures for all known ailments based on deeply flawed pseudoscientific beliefs. And the kicker here is they run rampant in places like India, yet in some jurisdictions such as in Russia, homeopathy is banned due to the risks associated with them.

And yes I fixed the SMTP password issue with the server as well, which means activation issues are now fixed with new user accounts, provided that the emails this site sends doesn't end up getting marked as spam.

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Hmm. I didn't come across any password issues when the forum came back on. It remembered my login, but still, good thing it's been sorted out now.

Man... I really wish my side of my apartment had cable internet. It's taking almost three hours to upload a 700+MB video to YouTube. Sad And download speeds slow to a trickle during upload. This slow upload speed is one reason why I haven't been constantly uploading to YouTube. I have to run the uploads overnight while I sleep since they take so long.

And I'm uploading them from the iMac which is connected through ethernet to the modem.

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That was basically my predicament prior to moving to a fibre line.

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For me, I would have to move to the newer part of my apartment which isn't based on income. Or an entirely different apartment altogether, which is something I don't want to deal with at the moment.

There is a wireless internet provider in my area, but I don't know how good it is, or how much it costs.

It's live. Smile I think it came out good, though I could have boosted the audio a bit. The wonderful thing about this particular VHS capture method is that you don't have to spend five to ten minutes adjusting the video image before hitting record. Everything is balanced out and it looks more natural than recording with that old TV card. However, some of my old tapes were recorded from analog TV signals that were pretty crap to begin with, so for those, I'll either need to use the old TV capture method or do a bit of post processing.

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Yeah, there's that too. I've read of a seamstress and fellow American Girl doll collector who had to deal with similar issues, i.e. they're in a more or less remote part of town and most of the ISPs they have at the time she wrote that post weren't as reliable or speedy as most people have the luxury of.

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OBS on Mac works well, but definitely not with a C2D. I was able to record a 640x480 file and also created a 640x480 canvas, but there was lots of frame drops. H.264 encoding isn't suited for an old C2D I guess. For now, I'll stick with the QuickTime recording method using the Macbook since it records by default to high bitrate 720p or 1080p. I apply any fixes during post processing with AVIDemux or DaVinci Resolve.

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(07-18-2020, 05:40 AM)cpd2009 Wrote:  OBS on Mac works well, but definitely not with a C2D. I was able to record a 640x480 file and also created a 640x480 canvas, but there was lots of frame drops. H.264 encoding isn't suited for an old C2D I guess. For now, I'll stick with the QuickTime recording method using the Macbook since it records by default to high bitrate 720p or 1080p. I apply any fixes during post processing with AVIDemux or DaVinci Resolve.
Had to do a test OBS stream on behalf of my brother's church organisation as well. Fortunately even for a relatively low-tier laptop my HP handled it more or less fine.

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(07-18-2020, 05:02 PM)huckleberrypie Wrote:  
(07-18-2020, 05:40 AM)cpd2009 Wrote:  OBS on Mac works well, but definitely not with a C2D. I was able to record a 640x480 file and also created a 640x480 canvas, but there was lots of frame drops. H.264 encoding isn't suited for an old C2D I guess. For now, I'll stick with the QuickTime recording method using the Macbook since it records by default to high bitrate 720p or 1080p. I apply any fixes during post processing with AVIDemux or DaVinci Resolve.
Had to do a test OBS stream on behalf of my brother's church organisation as well. Fortunately even for a relatively low-tier laptop my HP handled it more or less fine.
I wonder if the CPU/GPU in the HP laptop can handle H.264 encoding better than an old C2D? My iMac's C2D is 3.06ghz dual core, but clock speed alone isn't everything.

The HDMI splitter came in the mail today. Works as you expect, but the TV screen goes blank for a few seconds when I connect the HDMI dongle. (those HDMI handshakes). Both the dongle and TV can pick up the 1080i signal just fine. The splitter itself is nothing special. Very lightweight and powered by 5v USB.

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(07-19-2020, 07:13 AM)cpd2009 Wrote:  
(07-18-2020, 05:02 PM)huckleberrypie Wrote:  
(07-18-2020, 05:40 AM)cpd2009 Wrote:  OBS on Mac works well, but definitely not with a C2D. I was able to record a 640x480 file and also created a 640x480 canvas, but there was lots of frame drops. H.264 encoding isn't suited for an old C2D I guess. For now, I'll stick with the QuickTime recording method using the Macbook since it records by default to high bitrate 720p or 1080p. I apply any fixes during post processing with AVIDemux or DaVinci Resolve.
Had to do a test OBS stream on behalf of my brother's church organisation as well. Fortunately even for a relatively low-tier laptop my HP handled it more or less fine.
I wonder if the CPU/GPU in the HP laptop can handle H.264 encoding better than an old C2D? My iMac's C2D is 3.06ghz dual core, but clock speed alone isn't everything.

The HDMI splitter came in the mail today. Works as you expect, but the TV screen goes blank for a few seconds when I connect the HDMI dongle. (those HDMI handshakes). Both the dongle and TV can pick up the 1080i signal just fine. The splitter itself is nothing special. Very lightweight and powered by 5v USB.
Well the Ryzen 3 2200U is miles ahead of the Core 2 Duo, that's for sure. Even more so with the 2200G on my main rig.

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