TrashCorder Posted August 25, 2008 Share Posted August 25, 2008 I'm using Debut with a webcam as a security DVR & am having trouble with unsynchronized audio. On playback the audio seems to run ahead of the video & often just ends after 10 minutes or so, or after around 2/3 of a 15 minute clip. Also, to keep file sizes manageable I'm stopping & restarting the camera every 15 minutes. The camera often stalls for as long as 3 minutes between files ... not 3 frames or 3 seconds & 30 frames or so, but for as much as 3 minutes. The timer will come up to the 15 minute limit & recording will stop (the time stamp & audio level indicator stop running), & then the PC just sits there with the activety light flashing & the hard drive churning away on who knows what. Of course in a security/evidentiary application these are serious problems. I need to resolve them if police & prosecutors are going to take what I'm recording seriously instead of using the quality of the video as yet another excuse for failing to do their jobs. I'm sure that the PC I'm running it on is inadequate, but it does run well with other applications, & I'm using the machine as a dedicated DVR ... there are no other significant demands for resources. Can anyone suggest settings that might help ? Thanks ... Debut Video Recorder v1.32 Basic Settings: Windows Media Video 9 256kb/s @ 320 x 240 Windows Media Audio 9 Voice 22kb/s, 22KHz mono Dimension 4 Version 18.104.22.168 - time Sync, 6 checks per hour - PC clock loses seconds per hour without it. Network Magic 4.5.7228.0 - camera is on a dedicated box, networked for time sync, file packing, burning & storage of files. Zone Alarm v7.0.483.000 - running lean without real-time monitoring, etc ... just program access controls. Logitech USB Mic Logitech USB QuickCam Express USB2 Card (PCI, 4 ports - onboard ports are USB1, camera & mic are both USB1 devices plugged into the USB2 card) BIOS Date: 03/10/99 BIOS Type: COMPAQ Computer Corporation 1982,99****é BIOS ID: Compaq 0620h BIOS Version: 686J1 v3.10 OEM Sign-On: None Chipset: Intel Whitney 82810E rev 3 Superio: SMC LPC47B34x rev 4 found at port 2Eh OS: Win2000 SP4 CPU: Pentium® III processor 600E MHz 600 Mhz MAX: 1000 Mhz BIOS ROM In Socket: No BIOS ROM Size: 512K Memory Installed: 512 MB Memory Maximum: 512 MB Memory Slot 01: 256 MB Memory Slot 02: 256 MB Page File : 364MB-1536MB Page File : 1178MB (current size) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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