WinVDIG: video digitizer component for QuickTime for Windows

This is a authorised mirror of WinVDIG, a video digitizer component (VDIG) for QuickTime® for Windows, by Tim Molteno.

Click here to download the installer for version 0.9.9 of WinVDIG.
Click here to download the installer for version 1.0.1 of WinVDIG.
Click here to download the installer for version 1.0.4 of WinVDIG.
Click here to download the installer for version 1.0.5 of WinVDIG.

Tim Molteno's WinVDIG is one of the only free VDIG for Windows implementation. It is able to handle a large variety of hardware by implementing a simple DirectShow to QuickTime bridge. Unfortunately, it has not been maintained recently, and some versions seem to have bad interactions with newer versions of QuickTime.
If you are switching between versions, be warned that the uninstaller is sometimes unable to remove some files, and these interfere with other versions. After uninstalling, manually check for and remove these files:
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTComponents\WinVDIG.qtx

About the QuickTime video digitizer on Windows.

QuickTime is of course the well-known framework for handling time-based media such as video and audio. It is the secret weapon behind the media capabilities of several of Apple's products on Mac OS X. It is also the best choice for developers wanting a top-quality media handling library on Windows. However, the Windows version of QuickTime has at least one notable hole, and that is that there is no Video Digitizer component (VDIG) in QuickTime for Windows. The video digitizer is there, but there are no components implementing the bridge between hardware such as DV cameras and webcams and QuickTime. In most cases, this is down to the developers of the hardware, since most write their drivers with capability only targeting DirectShow, Microsoft's rather buggy media handling library. A few top-quality products do come with a commercial VDIG for Windows, made by AbstractPlane.

QuickTime is a registered trademark of Apple. DirectShow is a registered trademark of Microsoft.

Happy QuickTime coding,
Philip Lamb