Support: USB-Live2

Hauppauge Capture for USB-Live2

Note: If you have run HCWCLEAR, you must reboot your PC and leave the USB-Live2 installed. After a reboot you will see the Found New Hardware Wizard installation message, hit Cancel. then continue below.

Hauppauge Capture version 38155

To install:

  • Plug the Hauppauge recorder into your PC
  • Click the download button and save Hauppauge Capture to your PC (do not select 'Run')
  • Once Hauppauge Capture is downloaded, run the Hauppauge Capture installation
  • If you see the message "Windows Protected Your PC, Windows Smartscreen prevented an unrecognized app ...", click 'More info' and 'Run anyway'. Windows Smartscreen is a new 'feature' in Windows 10 to prevent new updates from being installed automatically.
  • After installation, you will be asked to reboot your PC. Please reboot.
  • While rebooting your PC, if you have an HD PVR 2 or HD PVR Pro 60, remove the USB or power plug from the back of the device for a few seconds and then plug it back in. This resets the devices.
  • Once your PC is rebooted, you will see the Hauppauge Capture icon on your Windows desktop. Run it. No other setup is needed.

Hauppauge Capture supports the following products:

  • HD PVR Pro 60
  • HD PVR 2 (all models)
  • Colossus 2 and Colossus
  • HD PVR Rocket
  • HD PVR 60
  • HD PVR model 1212
  • USB-Live2
  • ImpactVCBe and ImpactVCB

WinTV v8 for USB-Live2

Note: If you have run HCWCLEAR, you must reboot your PC and leave the USB-Live2 installed. After a reboot you will see the Found New Hardware Wizard installation message, hit Cancel. then continue below.

WinTV v8 for video monitor and capture

WinTV v8 application and TV tuner driver download package

This is WinTV v8, which can be used if you have a WinTV v7 CD-ROM. If you have a WinTV v8 Activation Code, you can upgrade to WinTV v8.5 at no cost.

Installation notes:

If you have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850, WinTV-HVR-950 (not the WinTV-HVR-950Q), Colossus (not Colossus 2) or HD PVR model 1212, you MUST install WinTV v8. WinTV v8.5 does not support these products.

Activation for this version of WinTV v8 is done with your WinTV v7 CD-ROM or a WinTV v8 Activation Code.

If you have a WinTV v7 application CD-ROM, you can use the CD to install this WinTV v8 version. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v8, you can purchase a new WinTV v8 Activation Code on the Hauppauge webstore. This can then be used to activate WinTV v8.

If you have a WinTV v8 Activation Code, you can install and activate WinTV v8 or WinTV v8.5 (on those Hauppauge products with WinTV v8.5 support).

If you have a WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, the latest version of WinTV v8 with Extend will also be installed.

WinTV v8 installer
For Windows 10, 8, and 7

File name: wintv8setup_35163.exe | File size: 108 MB | Date: June 22, 2017
Release notes | Backup download site

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v8 application and utilities.

To install the WinTV v8 application

  • Download the WinTV v8 installer to your PC. After downloading this file, it's normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Insert your original valid WinTV v7 CD
  • Run wintv8setup from the Download directory on your PC
  • At Activation required, click Check WinTV CD if you have a WinTV v7 CD. Otherwise, you will be prompted to enter your WinTV v8 Activation Code.

This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.

To install WinTV v8 on a PC or laptop without a CD-ROM drive

If your PC or laptop does not have a CD-ROM drive, do the following:

  • At the conclusion of the installation a dialog box will pop up saying "Activation required"
  • Click Enter Product Code
  • You will find the Product code on your WinTV v7 Installation CD
  • Enter the Product code including dashes and dots

To find your Product Code

Look at the following guide for finding your product code

Windows Drivers for USB-Live2

Windows driver for USB Live 2, WinTV-HVR-935C and WinTV-USB2-FM

To install the latest driver:

Leave your USB-Live2 plugged into your PC. Follow the following steps:

  • Download the Driver10 update
  • Run the EXE file.
  • This will install the USB-Live2 base driver. At the completion of the driver install you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.

Third Party Applications

Adobe Flash Media Encoder Live

Discover Video Media Encoder

Stream your live video, video + screen, or screen-only along with your audio to viewers via the public Internet.

USB-Live2 Frequently Asked Questions

Which application should I use, Hauppauge Capture or WinTV?

Most people will find Hauppauge Capture easier to use for recording from home video tapes. With Hauppauge Capture, you can quickly record and playback your video recordings.

WinTV is good if you need to have scheduled recording. Like all WinTV scheduled recordings, you can set a time to start and a length of the recording. WinTV is also better to use if you simply want to watch live video. WinTV has the ability to have a small video window 'always on top' of your Windows screen. In addition, for industrial uses, there is the WinTV SDK which would allow you to write a custom Windows application using live video coming from the USB-Live2.

Hauppauge Capture can only have video in the Hauppauge Capture screen or full screen and there is no 'always on top' mode. Because of this, Hauppauge Capture is not as suitable for video monitoring as WinTV is.

Which should I use, S-Video or composite video?

S-Video has twice the video 'bandwidth' as does composite video (the yellow RCA connector commonly found on the back of VCR's, cable TV boxes and video cameras). Therefore, for best video quality, use S-Video if available.

The only problem with S-Video is that many video sources, such as cable TV boxes, have composite video but not S-Video.

Can I capture video with Adobe Flash Media Encoder Live?

Yes. Please see the following pictures to set the input source on the USB-Live2. Also, the audio needs to be routed from your microphone or other audio source to the "Line in" jack on your PC.

Currently, while you can bring video from USB-Live-2 into the Media Live Encoder, audio from USB-Live-2 is not supported.

Adobe Flash Media Encoder 1

This is the Adobe Flash Live Media Encoder main menu

Adobe Flash Media Encoder 3

Click the "wrench" icon next to the Hauppauge device.
Then click the tab marked "Crossbar" and click "Input". You will see a list of video input sources which USB-Live-2 has. Set the input source to the one you want to use.

Adobe Flash Media Encoder 3

USB-Live2 Videos

How to setup USB-Live2
in WinTV v10
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Hauppauge Capture and USB-Live2
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USB-Live2 with OBS
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