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    Software to watch video

    Hi,

    Looking for some software to watch video on my PC.

    I have a freeview box going via scart to a dazzle box (works perfectly with vcr) with then goes to pc via USB2.0

    I can watch it through Studio (which came with Dazzle box) but it's only tiny in the top corner.

    I dont want to record, just stream it along to my PC.

    I found something called DScaler where you can select external inputs to watch in full screen - but I can't get it working (works with webcam, just crashes whenever I select Dazzle).

    Can anyone recommend any other free software?

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    VLC (sometimes called Videolan) can play streams.

    works amazingly for most things.

    I've used it to stream a dvd disc from one machines drive to a load of others before.

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    I think VLC should do it.

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    ok, I recently got this hardware/software solution to transfer Videos to the PC in order to make DVDs, Hauppauge Computer Works
    I got USB WinTV USB Live so you could get something from there, but they are not free of course,. but not expensive.

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    I've tried VLC guys - not having any luck

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    Pretty sure that I've used The KM Player with a video in device with good results (it's free, so it won't hurt to try it!

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    Another vote for VLC i don’t think i have ever had something it doesn't play

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    Cheers guys - will give them a try when I can and let you know.

    @FN - What do you mean a vote for VLC? I'm not asking if it's any good - I'm asking for something that works. Yes, I know VLC has it's good points but I've said it's not working so it's no good

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    sorry i missed your post

    Have you tried Media Player Classic?
    Last edited by FN-GM; 20th June 2008 at 10:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    sorry i missed your post

    Have you tried Media Player Classic?
    I haven't actually - can that handle various input sources?

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    Off the top of my head im not sure, sorry

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