I haven't used this program in months so I guess we can now officially say RIP
I think this program still works but you need an older video card with hardware based screen capture control. I updated my 5 year old high end gamer video card that would heat up my entire office and sounded like a train with a cheaper lighter card that seems just as fast. (Radeon R7 260x). Soon after I upgraded the card I discovered DirecTV2Pc stopped working.
I still have my old card, maybe I'll stick it in for football season in the winter.
I found this on an Intel graphics forum but it probably applies to all newer video cards:
I've got some unfortunate news. I've recently learned that the company which supports this software, Cyberlink*, is no longer updating the application, which has resulted in a loss of support for our products. DirecTV* in turn, is not actively seeking an update to this application as well.
A detailed explanation from one of our engineers follows, let me know if there are any questions on it;
"Intel’s Windows 8 drivers only support OS methods to protect video content. The current version of DirecTV2PC software only attempts to use old proprietary methods on Intel hardware.
Other vendors are still using the same methods they did on previous OSes. (either OS or their own proprietary methods which are compatible with Windows 8).
In any case, Intel does not support the older proprietary methods that were used in Windows 7.
Unfortunately, DirecTV2PC only attempts to use old proprietary methods on Intel hardware.
This is not something that Intel can fix. Intel’s old proprietary interfaces are incompatible with Windows 8."