I have an original SNES. I'm trying to output video to my pc, using the component output. I'm using a Diamond VC500. I got the latest drivers ("VC500 Complete Package" from that page). Main issue: the video is showing up weirdly interlaced:

As a side point, I'm not sure what software to use to view the capture stream. If I use VLC, there's a noticeable input delay I can't figure out how to fix. If I use the EZ Grabber software that comes with the capture card, there's no video shown but the screenshot tool works (how I captured the above image):

If I use OBS, I can't get the audio to work.

Anyways, the main question is: How can I capture SNES video to PC without the weird interlacing?

Windows 10 Home, GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

edit: I found this related question, so I'm assuming my question is appropriate for this SE: How can I play a SNES through a VGA monitor?


I've found some useful information in the following posts:



Both of these mention using some software called amarectv. It seems it was last updated in 2013, but this works on Windows 10.

Here's a screenshot of it the output, the interlacing issue I posted about is no longer present:

Some notes on the setup:

I downloaded the software and unzipped it, filename amarectv231_en.zip.

There are a few different executables, I just ran AmaRecTV.exe.

Here's a copy of the config, this is the only tab where I changed anything:

Text overview of settings:

  • Video Capture Device: Conexant Polaris Video Capture (only option)
  • Audio Capture Device: changed to Conexant Polaris Audio Capture
  • Input: changed to composite
  • Audio input: changed to (link)
  • (I'm in the US, using the 29.97 fps options)
  • Format (top/video): changed to *w= 720, h= 480, fps=29.97, fcc=UYVY, bit=16
  • Format (bottom/audio): chose *sample= 48000, bit=16, ch= 2 (only option)

A note on the format, the 360x240 options (*w= 360, h= 240, fps=29.97, fcc=YUY2, bit=16) are still badly interlaced. I can't tell a difference between UYVY and YUV2

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.