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#1214997
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Capture or Record "lossless" Video Streams from Amazon and Netflix
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Hello everybody,

i want to know, if there is a possibility of Recording or Capturing Video Streams from Amazon and Netflix without losing Quality! I want to lossless Record or Capture using my Computer or my Console.

I want to be able to record or capture in 1080p and 2160p UHD.

Thanks for your help in Advance.

Best Regards,
GameofThrones

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#891341
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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over the months, i captured lotta stuff from Netflix, Hulu & even TIDAL, but somehow, every time i cannot capture “lossless” , for example, i captured a Beyonce Concert from Tidal, which lasted almost 2 hours, but after capturing for 40 minutes, suddenly it stops capturing & freezes & when i continue, every 3-5 Minutes, there are a lot of frame drops!!

Somehow, i cannot choose 1080i60, if i choose in the nVidia Control Panel i am getting a Black Screen, but if i choose 1080p 30Hz (natively), i am getting successfully a screen. I thought this card can capture 1080i60Hz?! If the card is not capable of capturing in 60Hz, then i am really thinking about selling the card again…

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#765791
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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i am a religious person since my birth (orthodox) and if i am breaking the law capturing Netflix & Hulu, then i will not be doing this anymore in the future.

Here in Austria, downloading is legal but uploading/sharing is illegal!..which i am not doing! I am only downloading here & there Music Videos & Live Performances

What also makes me curious, there is a Software from Germany called "Audials" which is very popular worldwide for "legally" capturing Netflix, Maxdome, etc.

Now i don't unterstand why is it "legal" capturing using Audials Moviebox and it is "illegal" capturing using HDMI Capture Card for Netflix as an Example.

i would really appreciate your input and your help guys, this would mean the world to me, because if it is illegal capturing TV Shows & Movies, then i will not do it anymore, simple as that. (then i am hoping for a Blu-Ray Release soon :-) )

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#765348
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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Spaced Ranger said:

Thanks for working it out here, GameofThrones. Many of us who want to set up such systems appreciate knowing how others resolve the usual unexpected problems. (And please post a screenshot or two to demonstrate the quality you're getting at your various settings.)

 

Yeah, i am also glad, that in the end it worked out, after several days of fighting, i just needed to take a break... :-)

In the last few days i also was in "Capture-o-Rama".

i have uploaded a few Screenshot Comparisons.

Desperate Housewives - Season 1, Episode 1 (Pilot)

Hulu Capture vs. iTunes 1080p vs. Broadcasting Untouched DVR Capture.

Hulu - http://i60.tinypic.com/30ctvkm.jpg

iTunes - http://i62.tinypic.com/2q2odxj.jpg

TNT-Glitz HD Germany 1080i - http://i61.tinypic.com/2gue2ap.jpg

Ugly Betty - Season 1, Episode 6

Hulu - http://i61.tinypic.com/1zlq0kh.jpg

iTunes - http://i60.tinypic.com/2doxg3.jpg

Hulu - http://i59.tinypic.com/2eye7pv.jpg

iTunes - http://i58.tinypic.com/zu78g.jpg

Hulu -http://i61.tinypic.com/ipa7wi.jpg

iTunes - http://i61.tinypic.com/5cyozn.jpg

i think it is a "Mish-Mash" - Overall, me thinks, Desperate Housewives Hulu & TNT Glitz HD Versions are slightly better than the itunes 1080p Versions,

on the other hand, me thinks, Ugly Betty iTunes 1080p Version is better than the 1080p Hulu Version.

i used x264vfw Compression in Virtualdub with CRF 12.0, High 5.1 Encoding Settings.

What i am also curious about these last few days, is about the legality of what i am doing...

i already captured a few TV Episodes on Netflix,but i think in the future i will not do this anymore, because i am breaking the law!!

what do you guys think about Capturing from Netflix, Hulu, etc.

is this legal?

Netflix - Terms & Conditions

6.e

You agree to use the Netflix service, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or other restrictions on use of the service or content therein. You agree not to archive, download (other than through caching necessary for personal use), reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) content and information contained on or obtained from or through the Netflix service without express written permission from Netflix and its licensors. 

this is the first Rule i am breaking

and the 2nd Rule i am breaking is, that i am using VPN to access Contents in Netflix USA.

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#763603
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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Alright, will try that in Virtualdub!

There is one more Problem...

Somehow, i don't have Sound while capturing?!

First i thought, it is because i have my Monitor connected via DVI-D Port & the Audio Signal cannot be transmitted, so i bought today a DVI-D to HDMI Adapter which i already plugged in, but i still do not have Sound while Capturing?!

As Playback Device i am using my 27" Monitor and as Recording Device i am using "Stereo Mix".

Please help me!

thanks!

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#762261
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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with honestech hd dvr 2.5 i have experienced bad quality recording and compression artifacts, even with the highest MPEG 2 settings. (haven't found H264 Profile in honestech hd dvr 2.5)

Since i am familiar with Virtualdub, i've used for capturing with the UT Video Codec mentioned in the first Post, now my uncompressed file is 88,3 GB big with a Runtime of 42 Minutes.

Now my Question is : How can i Re-Encode the file to - 7-10 GB Size with minimum lose of Video Quality and it should recompress fast!

i already tried x264vfw in Virtualdub and it takes way too long for recompressing!! almost 1 hour! which is way too long for me

What can you suggest me Guys?

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#762061
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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lol!!!

i've made it!!

they just gave me a a CD with an old Driver, from waayy back (Year - 2009).

Then i installed from the Homepage 1.30 Driver, which also did not work.

Now i have installed the BETA 1.30 Driver, and Voilaaa!!...now it works!

btw. my Operating System is Windows 8.1 Professional x64

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#762020
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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my nVidia System Configuration Panel is showing it as "Silicon Image, Inc. HDMI TV" Screen, but i somehow believe, that the timeleak hd70a "only" supports D-Sub - Analog Video-In as Input?..because it shows me everytime a BlackScreen on Honestech HD DVR 2.5.

Here is my exact Setup :

Mainboard - Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H

nVidia GTX 750 TI Graphics Gard with 2 DVI & 1 HDMI Output - connected on PCI-E Slot 3 - my 27" Monitor is connected via DVI on my Graphics Card

Timeleak HD70A - connected on PCI-E Slot 1 - Connected via HDMI on my Graphics Card - using as "Cloned" Screen via nVidia System Panel.

My honestech HD 2.5 DVR Settings are:

Recording Settings : Resolution : 1920x1080

Quality : High

Speed : Good

Frame : 25 fps

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Video Capturing Device : timeleak hd capture device \ video source \ PAL-B (Austria), Signals received : 1

using internal Audiostreaming function - has been checked, because when i disable it, i cannot start recording, i get an error message, but when it is checked i do no receive the error message just a black screen when recording.

my nVidia Resolution-Settings are 1920x1080 1080i (native)

i also googled alot and found on Videohelp.com the information, that the Timeleak HD70a "only" accepts Analog (D-SUB) as Video Input?!

Is that correct? Because if this is true, then i am in a whole lot of trouble, because my Mainboard does not work with IGFX, because my CPU does not support it, so i can "only" connect with my nVidia Graphics Card.

i don't know what else i can try, i really tried everything!! for several hours...

maybe trying another Software for Capturing?

thanks for your help!

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#760964
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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Just received the Timeleak Capture Card, but i cannot record?!

My PC is connected via HDMI Cable on my Nvidia Graphic Card and the Capture Card is connected via HDMI on my LED TV, but somehow i only have a black screen?!

Software - Honestech DVR 2.5 has already been installed & configured and HDMI has been chosen and all Drivers have been installed.

Please help me Guys, maybe i am missing something?

@drngr - Are you sure, i don't need an HDMI Splitter?!

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#757581
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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@drngr

thank you so much for your help!

I already ordered last friday Timeleak HD70A

I have chosen this card, because you did not mention in the first post that it has black borders and since it was not available on ebay anymore, dinodirect was the only one who offered it but at a higher price - 136$ in ~ 2 weeks i expect the card to arrive.

and i almost went to buy The HDCP Stripper - ViewHD 2 Port 1x2 Powered HDMI Mini Splitter
on Amazon, so you are saying i don't need that?!

All i need is the Timeleak HD70A ?!

As Hardware i have :

i5-3350p (Quad Core CPU)

16GB DDR3 - RAM

and 256GB SSD (OS Drive) + 3TB WD RED Storage

i think this should be enough....

and i also have a Playstation 4

I use Netflix USA browsing US VPN via Firefox Browser on a 27" Monitor which is connected via DVI-D and i also have a second Screen which is my 40" LCD TV, which is connected via HDMI-Port

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#756777
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How to capture HDCP-encrypted HDMI sources (Vudu, Netflix, Directv, Virgin Media, etc.)
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Hi Guys,

i live in Europe and i am watching Netflix USA via VPN and i want to capture the movies & tv shows in highest quality available.

Now as i understand correctly, for doing this i need 2 things

1. The HDCP Stripper - ViewHD 2 Port 1x2 Powered HDMI Mini Splitter

2. Timeleak HD70A - which when i click on the ebay link, mentioned in the first post it refers me to an other article (GrabBee-HD USB NTSC PAL HDMI Video Grabber Capture Record Video Audio 1080P 30fs)

or this Product - Mine HD887 (1080p30)

and this is all i need?

Nothing more?

Sorry for that dumb questions, but i am totally new in this kind of stuff and before i give away that much money, i wann make sure, that it is the money's worth.

Thanks for your Help