After the EasyCAP dongle arrived in the mail, I installed the Honestech HD DVR 2.5 software which came on the EasyCAP CD shipped with the device. This software is used for recording video coming through the EasyCAP USB dongle and encoding it to a digital format you configure. As for the driver for the EasyCAP DC60 Video Capture Adapter, the CD did not contain any driver files.
Windows 7 64bit automatically scanned its online driver repository for an appropriate driver and ended up detecting the EasyCAP dongle as a "Usbtv007" device. The driver which Windows 7 64bit detected and installed was the incorrect driver and as a result, when attempting to open the Honestech HD DVR 2.5 software the following error was experienced:
Could not initialize the capture device
I spent over an hour on the Internet trolling through dodgy websites attempting to find a driver that works with Windows 7 x64 however none of the drivers downloaded matched the vendor and hardware ID's of the EasyCAP DC60 Video Capture Adapter which for my model are:
When I was about to give up, I stumbled across a forum thread which had a link to a driver download. The forum thread wasn't in English so it was hard to make out however I know a download link when I see one. This driver I downloaded matched the VID_1B71&PID_3002 Hardware ID's of the device. I installed this driver and Walla - it worked!
To save someone the pain I went through to obtain a working driver for this device, I uploaded the driver which you can download from the following link below:
Note: This ZIP contains both the 32bit and 64bit drivers.
When you install this driver the EasyCAP device will appear in Device Manager as OEM Capture. Make sure you have the above Hardware ID's on your device before attempting to use this driver which can also be viewed in Device Manager.
Lastly if you have a Webcam, I recommend disabling the Webcam driver in Device Manager if you cannot easily disconnect it as the Honestech HD DVR 2.5 software can communicate with the Webcam instead of the EasyCAP device - at least that is what happened with me!
Hope this blog post saves someone the pain I went through!