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Reply 1120 of 1124, by NJRoadfan

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XSplit should work with any DirectShow capture device, which the Datapath and Epiphan cards are. Technically you don't really need the OSSC if you have a Datapath card and are capturing from VGA sources (just use a DVI-I to VGA adapter). I would stick to 60Hz output though, makes life easier for capture and streaming.

Reply 1122 of 1124, by Kordanor

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imbarkus wrote on 2021-11-18, 01:01:

Thanks for all the advice. I pulled the trigger on the Datapath. I'll come back to update or, more likely, ask follow-up questions. Much obliged!

You still got a used one on ebay for a decent price (dont see any anymore)? Or did you buy one of the 700 bucks ones?

Reply 1123 of 1124, by imbarkus

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Kordanor wrote on 2021-11-18, 02:22:

You still got a used one on ebay for a decent price (dont see any anymore)? Or did you buy one of the 700 bucks ones?

I saw a used listing for $200 but I managed to find a new one for $340. I'll pay it off over 6 months no interest.
Here's hoping it is what it says it was. 100% rating on the seller, accepts returns.
It was not cheap and I already bought these crappy VGA-to-HDMI dongles so I guess I'll recoup some costs and see if I can return those.
Seems like I might have to deal with some card seating arm issues but if needed it seems like I can find some solutions.

Reply 1124 of 1124, by creepingnet

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My old VGA to Composite converter died so now im using one of those cheap Forsmark things with the OSD i got on E-bay for $15.

My setup is Vintage PC-Forsmark S-Video-Mitsubishi CS-2720R TV-composite passthru to HT Vidbox DV Capture NW06

Im using an older i7 Dell with OBS Studio to record as the HT-Vidbox only works in Windows (10 in this case). I also use the same passthru minus forsmark for the Tandy 1000a, NES, Atari 2600 (RF), Wii, amd anything else.

The Forsmark kinda sucks though in that it cuts off screen edges on most of my old VGA PCs. The ones that fare the best are my NEC Versa M/75 and P/75, which are 800x600 models in duplicate mode. Not sure if its the LCD handling or if the C&T 65545 chipset follows the rules more. The M/75 looks like a Playstation era Console on the TV running DOS games.

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