I need some help and am hoping to find it here. Allow me to explain the situation. I'm in the army and can only have my laptop with me, we can't just saunter in with a TV on the base we have to live on. So I decided I'd hook up a gamecube to my laptop as a TV and it would give everybody something to do with all this downtime.
So I went out to my local Futureshop and picked up a cable with an S-Video adapter with a gamecube plug on it. (The cable also comes with the 3 colour adapters and a plug for Ps2 and Xbox which I hope means I could pick between my ps2 and my gamecube for which system to bring). So all these forums online seem to have posts on there about how all you need is a tuner card and an S-Video plug, which obviously I have done. But what I can't seem to figure out is now that it's all plugged in, what do I do next?
I've been trying to pickup the signal through windows media center (not player) and hooked up to look for a tv signal from sattelite with an analog connection. If it searches for the satellite plug in the S-Video port it finds my gamecube hooked up and in the tiny little demo screen I can see the picture of my gamecube appear and if I feel like playing on a 2" screen with 10 second delay I can play gamecube on my laptop.
From a previous post I made on another forum, downloading vbVidCap was suggested to pickup the signal. There are also 2 S-video inputs in the back of my laptop ones independent and the other is attached to my video card. The only results I've managed to get is from the independent s-video input.
I downloaded vbVidCap and it has no sources listed, however I have gotten my gamecube to show up connected through S-Video in Windows Media Center. However media center is awful and will only show me the gamecube screen on a box approx the size of a cellphone screen on my laptops 17inch monitor. It shows this believing it's a satellite signal on analog (NTSC). So I can see the video showing up in the "Sample" screen but it requires proper IR hardware to further continue the signal to full screen. As listed it also has nasty delay which is no good for gaming.
I'm running a Geforce Go 6600 video card and am in the military where I can only have a laptop present at night in the shacks. While I burn a few months sitting around I'd love to bring my gamecube and possibly even ps2 with me. I bought a multi system cable with an Svideo attachment on it. (Works for the ps2, gcube, and Xbox, I found the cable in futureshop).
I've also hit Fn F5 or the TV screen touch button on this Qosmio that turns the screen black. I figured this would be like changing the video input mode on a TV but I get nothing but a black screen from that.
In pre-answering questions, my Device Manager sound video and game controllers lists:
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Toshiba PCI TV Tuner Type W
Any suggestions as to how I can fullscreen this badboy and possibly get rid of this video delay? Thanks for any help