Asus TV/FM Tuner Card

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hi, can i use this card to do the task below? im going to try capture the
tape version, take a video editor and replace the digital
version's audio with that captured from the taped version.
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i have a movie on my computer that speaks other language that i do not
understand but its picture is amazingly nice .

....and i have the same movie on tape and its picture is really low but i can
understand the language it's speaking.

how can i capture/record the sound of the movie on the tape and imported
into the movie that i have on my computer?

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You don't need a video capture card for this.

Your VCR will (presumably) have audio line out - mono or stereo - probably
phono plug(s).
Connect this line out to your PC's sound card line in, record the audio from
the VCR.
You need a 3.5mm stereo jackplug to one or two phono plugs - depends whether
the video tape is recorded in stereo and of course if your VCR has stereo
(Your VCR may have SCART output so you'd need a different cable).

Whether it'll be easy to replace the audio on the existing foriegn langauge
video with your newly recorded audio is something you'll have to find out.
Have you played the video on the VCR through and timed it's exact length?
Compare it to the foreign langauge version - do they match?

You'll want an audio editor for the sound recording - i use SoundForge but
freeware/trialware exists, look at Goldwave from /

Dunno about a video editor - you'd have to give some more details, mainly
what format is the existing foreign languge video in?
Use AVIcodec (freeware) from to get the needed
info from your video file.

Post again with more details - but i'd suggest checking that both movies are
of exact equal length first so you don't waste time on something that can't
be done!



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Your chances of syncing up are close to
zero. To do it properly you would need
to use time code and lock the 2 videos together.
However, I'm not aware of any cheap devices to
do that, even assuming you can gain access to
a vicar that's externally clockable. Just playing
one over the other probably won't work as the 2
versions probably aren't exactly the same and the
2 machines won't run at exactly the same speed.
Errors as small as 0.03% will drive you crazy.

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On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 18:41:14 -0400, "Pen"

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He already posted a similar thread a while back and I gave a
similar reply.

Manually changing the audio or video framerate would be one
attempt but not likely to be good enough.  Then it gets
worse because the tape version will likely have some random
variations in timing due to tape being an imperfectly
time-delivered medium for analog purposes.  It stretches,
shrinks, and the speed depends on the mechanical accuracy of
the player.  Even if the DVD were duped onto tape then the
tape recaptured, it still wouldn't have a good chance of
sync'ing well enough with the same exact move, not enough to
be watchable.

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hi Martin, the movie on the tape is only a few minutes more than the version
i have on my PC but i will not record the unneeded though. The existing
format of the movie on my computer is in Japanese and it is in .rmvb file
and the language of the movie on tape is English. I tried to record the
sound from the VCR using your line in idea but the sound turned out to be
terrible. I used the Window Media Encoder to record the sound. Or do i need
something thats better to record sound?

thanks for your support!

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On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 20:34:26 -0800, "Happy"

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It is somewhat irrelevant that it's even the same movie.
Do not use Windows Media Encoder- just record the
uncompressed WAV and THEN decide if it sounds ok.

It is only detrimental to record to a compressed format
initially.  The odds of your goal being realized are very
low, but if it WERE to work at all, you would need to resync
the video and audio, which is something that should be done
prior to the first compression of the audio.

As for the rest of the poor audio issue- you need test the
audio-out quality of the VCR.  Play the tape while listening
to the LIVE audio- not recording it, just selecting the
sound input in the mixer.  What you hear should be as good
as it gets, then you can use any typical audio editor to
record to uncompessed WAV format.  You can even combine this
uncompressed wav with the digital movie, adjust the sync as
good as possible while the audio is still uncompressed, and
FINALLY, when it's as good as it gets, then proceed to
directly (re)copy the digital video while compressing the

The end result will be, as I've already mentioned twice-
unacceptible, not in sync even if the audio quality itself
was passible.

With advanced audio editors, you could segment the audio
into several short segments, resample each (losing a lot of
quality) and ultimately after a few hours of learning then
hundreds of hours of work, end up with a low quality result
that only had minor sync problems- which could be corrected
with another few hours work.

Just buy the movie.

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