Ugh cheap ATI capture

Ah, found an old tape of SMB cartoons. So, I decided to rip some. I’m pretty sure the problem is my cheap card (ATI TV Wonder value). Drivers never really worked perfectly (originally, all screenshots I took came out tinted urine yellow, now it just auto-widescreens images).
Windows Media Player won’t even open the file without crashing. ATI Multimedia Player plays back the files, but with some skipping.
Odd, Windows Media Encoder recognizes the MPEG2 format file (after changing the extension), but it’s like the video (resulting .WMV) is played back at only half speed.
Besides buying a better card, any suggestions?