Support: USB-Live2 and WinTV-USB2-FM

USB-Live2 Applications

Note: If you have run HCWCLEAR, you must reboot your PC and leave the WinTV-USB Live 2 installed. After a reboot you will see the Found New Hardware Wizard installation message, hit Cancel. then continue below.

WinTV v8.5 application and TV tuner driver download package

This download is a complete WinTV v8.5 installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus utilities.

Installation notes:

A WinTV v8 Activation Code will be needed to install this WinTV v8.5 version.

If you do not have an Activation Code , but you have a WinTV v7 CD, you can install the WinTV v8 application.

If you do not have either an Activation Code or your original WinTV v7 CD-ROM, you can purchase a new WinTV v8 Activation Code and CD-ROM on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95. This can then be used to activate WinTV v8.5.

If you have a WinTV v8 Activation Code for Extend, the latest version of WinTV v8.5 with Extend will also be installed.

WinTV v8.5 installer
For Windows 10, 8, and 7

File name: wintv85setup_35173.exe | File size: 108 MB | Date: June 22, 2017
Release notes

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WinTV v8
To install the WinTV v8.5 software
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To install the WinTV v8.5 application

Note: You will need to have your WinTV v8 Activation Code to complete this installation. If you do not have a WinTV v8 Activation Code, you can either buy one on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95, or if you have a WinTV v7 CD, you can download and install the latest version of WinTV v8.

  • Download the WinTV v8.5 installer. After downloading this file, it's normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Run wintv85setup from the Download directory on your PC
  • At Activation required, Enter the Activation Code which is printed on your WinTV v8 CD or on the WinTV v8 activation card.

Hauppauge Capture for USB-Live2

To install:

  • Click the download button and save Hauppauge Capture to your PC (do not select 'Run')
  • Once Hauppauge Capture is downloaded, run the Hauppauge Capture installation
  • After installation, you will be asked to reboot your PC. Please reboot.
  • Once your PC is rebooted, you will see the Hauppauge Capture icon on your Windows desktop. Run it. No other setup is needed.

Windows Driver

To install the latest driver:

Leave your WinTV-HVR plugged into your PC. Follow the following steps:

  • Download the WinTV-HVR driver update
  • Unzip this file to a directory you will remember, such as WINTV. It will create a new folder. To install, open the folder.
  • Run HCWDRIVERINSTALL.EXE.
  • This will install the WinTV-HVR base driver. At the completion of the driver install you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.

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Third Party Applications

Adobe Flash Media Encoder Live
Discover Video Media Encoder

Stream your live video, video + screen, or screen-only along with your audio to viewers via the public Internet.

Can I capture video with Adobe Flash Media Encoder Live?

Yes. Please see the following pictures to set the input source on the USB-Live2. Also, the audio needs to be routed from your microphone or other audio source to the "Line in" jack on your PC.

Currently, while you can bring video from USB-Live-2 into the Media Live Encoder, audio from USB-Live-2 is not supported.

Adobe Flash Media Encoder 1

This is the Adobe Flash Live Media Encoder main menu

Adobe Flash Media Encoder 3

Click the "wrench" icon next to the Hauppauge device.
Then click the tab marked "Crossbar" and click "Input". You will see a list of video input sources which USB-Live-2 has. Set the input source to the one you want to use.

Adobe Flash Media Encoder 3

Prodinfo: get information on your Hauppauge TV tuner

Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe

HCWClear: remove the Hauppauge driver and applications from your PC

HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the WinTV program.