How to Download and Install USB 2.0 Video Capture Controller Driver for Windows 8
If you have a USB 2.0 video capture device that you want to use with your Windows 8 computer, you may need to update the driver for it. A driver is a software that allows your computer to communicate with your hardware devices. Without a proper driver, your video capture device may not work correctly or at all.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install the latest USB 2.0 video capture controller driver for Windows 8 in three easy steps. You can either download the driver manually from the manufacturer's website or use a reliable driver update tool to do it automatically for you.
Step 1: Identify your video capture device model and manufacturer
The first step is to identify your video capture device model and manufacturer. You can usually find this information on the device itself or on the packaging. For example, if you have an EasyCAP device, you can see the model number (such as DC60) and the manufacturer name (such as Syntek) on the device.
If you cannot find this information, you can also use a free software called Device Manager to check it. To do this, follow these steps:
Press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open Device Manager.
Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category and look for your video capture device. It may have a yellow exclamation mark next to it if the driver is missing or outdated.
Right-click on your video capture device and select Properties.
Click on the Details tab and select Hardware Ids from the drop-down menu.
You will see a list of strings that contain information about your device. The first string usually has the format VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx, where xxxx are hexadecimal numbers. These numbers represent the vendor ID (VID) and product ID (PID) of your device.
Note down these numbers or copy them to a text file for later use.
Step 2: Download the latest USB 2.0 video capture controller driver for Windows 8
The next step is to download the latest USB 2.0 video capture controller driver for Windows 8 from the manufacturer's website. You can use the VID and PID numbers that you obtained in step 1 to search for the correct driver on the website. Alternatively, you can also use the model name and number of your device to find the driver.
For example, if you have an EasyCAP DC60 device with VID_05E1&PID_0408, you can go to this website [^5^] and download the Syntek STK1150 Driver [^5^] that matches your device.
If you cannot find the driver on the manufacturer's website or if the website is not available, you can also try some other sources such as DriverGuide [^1^] or Driver Scape [^2^]. However, be careful when downloading drivers from third-party websites as they may contain malware or viruses that can harm your computer.
Another option is to use a reliable driver update tool such as Driver Easy [^5^] that can automatically scan your computer and find the best drivers for your devices. This way, you don't have to worry about finding the right driver or installing it correctly.
Step 3: Install the USB 2.0 video capture controller driver for Windows 8
The final step is to install the USB 2.0 video capture controller driver for Windows 8 that you downloaded in step 061ffe29dd