How to record video using Windows Media Encoder (Windows 8)
Epiphan’s video grabbers allow you to record high-quality video from multiple DVI, HDMI™, and VGA outputs using third-party software, for example, Windows Media Encoder 9. This tool converts live video and computer screen images to Windows Media formats. Windows Media Encoder 9 is installed on a target computer and is used to manage capturing, recording and streaming the video feed. This article explains how you can capture video feed and record it on a Windows 8 PC using Windows Media Encoder 9.
- A Windows 8 PC or laptop
- An internet connection
- An Epiphan video grabber (our example uses DVI2USB 3.0)
- A DVI, HDMI or VGA source you wish to record
- Video grabber drivers installed (see the product’s download page for a link to the latest driver package)
- Before starting, attach the video source to the video grabber using the appropriate cable and adapter
- Plug the video grabber into the PC via USB 3.0 (or USB 2 is USB 3.0 is not available)
Step 1: Download, install and run Windows Media Encoder 9
- Download Windows Media Encoder 9. Use the following link.
- Restart your PC.
- Upon launching the application the New Session Wizard starts up.
- Choose the Capture audio and video option and click OK.If the Wizard does start automatically, click the New Session button on the main window’s toolbar.
Step 2 Setup WME to use your Epiphan video grabber
- Select the DVI2USB 3.0 frame grabber from the list of capturing devices available on your PC.
- Click Next.
- Click Browse… to specify a destination folder for the recorded file and assign a file name.
- Select File archive as a distribution method for your video.
- Click Next
- In the Video field, select the Highest quality video (VBR 100).
- Click Next to specify the information about your video content. Otherwise click Finish.
Step 3 Recording
- To start the recording, click Start Recording.
- To finish the recording, click Stop.