Legacy MCI VTR Control

Windows MCI VTR Driver

Throughout the early 1990s, Drastic supplied the Windows MCI VTR control driver as an OEM product to companies such as Matrox, Miranda, HP, Microsoft and many others.  This product is not longer available as an MCI driver, but is part of External VTR Control for Windows/OS-X/Linux.

 

 

 

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Windows MCI VTR Driver

Version 4.5 Has Been Released!!!

Before Drastic developed the VVCR, it created a set of OEM VTR drivers. Drastic's drivers have been used for custom control applications in Visual C/C++, Borland C, Visual Basic and have been licensed to Hewlett Packard, Matrox Electronics, Sigma Designs and Zapex to name a few. The Windows MCI driver supports Windows 3.x, Windows 95 and Window NT 4.0 providing frame accurate control of 50 broadcast level VTRs (including the VVCR) as well as any other Sony/SMPTE protocol compatible device.

The Windows MCI VTR driver is available from Drastic on a per copy basis, or as a blanket license. Driver installation and accessory programs are also included.

The Developers Kit Includes:

  • MCI VTR Driver Installation
  • Automatic Driver Configuration Application
  • MCI VTR Developer's Manual
  • MCI VTR Sample Source in C and Visual Basic
  • MCI VTR Sample and Test Applications

The Single/Multi/Site License Disk Includes:

  • MCI VTR Driver Installation
  • Automatic Driver Configuration Application
  • MCI VTR Test Applications

Drastic MCI-VCR Driver for Windows 3.1/95/NT demonstration version. The demonstration version of the driver is available free for evaluation. This version of the driver includes a reminder screen and operation timeout that are not included in the Developer and End User versions.

The Demonstration Disk Includes:

  • MCI VTR Driver Installation
  • MCI VTR Test Applications

Download the evaluation Driver: MCI-VCR Demo 4.5 (Zip, 636,870 bytes)

Download VB MCI Example : MCI-VCR Demo 4.5 (Zip, 34,543 bytes)


These files require the 4.5 passwords

 

Download the Release Driver: MCI-VCR 4.5 (Zip, 642,899 bytes)

Download the Development Driver: MCI-VCR Dev 4.5 (Zip, 1,005,174 bytes)

 

NOTE: This area contains legacy material from previous Drastic Technologies websites. It is provided for reference only, and contains information, products and links that may no longer exist and which are no longer supported by Drastic. For current Drastic Technologies products, please see our main site here:

http://www.drastic.tv