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Virtual VCR - Settings

Help Context
Virtual VCR uses a custom help context system, in the settings dialog you should be able to see a ? in the top right hand corner or the dialog. If you click on this ? and then on an item in the settings dialog to get help on that item in a pop up box.

Virtual VCR ships with an English help file, some users have submitted translations of the help file to other languages. Here are the latest help context files, to use them just extract them to the Virtual VCR directory.

Following is a list of some of the more common settings in Virtual VCR.

Store Defaults
Saves the current settings as the default that will be reloaded each time you start Virtual VCR. These settings are saved to the VirtualVCR.ini file that resides in the same directory as the VirtualVCR.exe file.

Save Profile
Saves your current settings to a profile file (*.vcr) this file can then be loaded later using the load profile option.

Load Profile
Loads a previously created profile file (*.vcr).

Insert time and date Stamp into file name
This will add a time and date string to the captured AVI file name,
i.e. cap (YYYY-MM-DD at HH-MM-SS).avi
Each time a new capture is started a new file is created with the time/date the capture was started inserted into the file name.

Add AVI compatibility index
Adds the old style AVI index to the AVI as well as the new one, this is so older AVI editors can still read the AVI file that is created.

Show Stats on Stop
This will pop up the Capture Stats Dialog when the capture stops.

Dock Stats Dialog
Will cause the Capture Stats Dialog to move with the main widow when the main window is dragged from on place to another, the Capture Stats Dialog will maintain its location relative to the main window.

Use Smart Tee For Preview
Some capture cards can not capture and preview above 288(PAL) or 240(NTSC) high, the Smart Tee can tap into the actual video stream and preview using the actual capture video stream.

Sync Using Stream Offset
The audio and video streams may be delayed due to buffering etc., this option will try to align them based on what stream offset they report to the FilterGraph, this can fix issues where the audio is always off by 0.25 of a second etc.

Resample Audio
This option uses an Audio resample filter to try to match the audio rate to the video rate, this should in theory keep the Audio and Video in Sync, read more about this option HERE

Resample Audio Dynamically
This option will monitor the Video and Audio stream and set the resample amount based on what it things the audio needs to be resample to to keep the audio and video in sync.

Resample Audio To XXX.XXXXX%
This option is for when you know how much you want to adjust the audio stream by, selecting 100% will do nothing to the audio stream. If you know how much you need to speed up or slow down the audio stream then you can use this option to manually control the audio resample filter.

Master Stream
An AVI file can have a master stream, the master stream is the stream that is considered to be the timing master for playback, setting a master stream will set the sample rate of any other stream to make the streams match each other. This can sometimes force AV sync and other times destroy it.

Log AV Diff to File (AVdiff.txt)
The AV difference data that is displayed in the Capture Stats window is saved to a file if this setting will checked, you can then load the txt file and see what is happening with your AV sync issues. Logo