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System wide disabling of overlay?

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October 31, 2011 7:05:57 AM

Is there a way to disable overlay system wide? Video players and TV tuner software tends to use it and it prevents me from using Livestream for broadcasting these and taking screenshots. If I attempt to record what I see in my TV tuner's software, all I get is a very dark magenta color all the way through - no picture or anything. This is because of overlay. Is there a way to either disable overlay in my TV tuner's software (the "AVerMedia Hybrid Volar MAX") or, better yet, system wide so that no programs can ever use it? I find overlay more annoying than useful.
November 13, 2011 10:46:34 PM

I think overlay is something your video driver and/or software sets up by default so system has no overlay controls other than those set by mfg.., see if you can disable it from your TV tuner software settings.
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November 13, 2011 11:33:10 PM

I've contacted my TV tuner's maker and it's impossible to disable it. Thus, I either have to get another TV tuner, find a program that doesn't have audio-video synchronization problems (pretty much everything I've tried does), or find a way to extract the contents in overlay so I can use them. That is, if I can take a screenshot with PrtScr and I get an actual image instead of the color 16, 0, 16, then that will work just fine. Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder is the last resort, but I can't get it to pick up my TV tuner's audio stream. I get the video just fine, just no audio.
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November 27, 2011 2:45:14 AM

Get a separate program to capture audio like Creative Labs ?
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