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Hello Roxio community! I'm exhuasted at the moment so I'll get straight the point without setting up a thousands words worth of prelude – apologies if I come off as (or am I being) curt. When I try and export contents off of some VHS recording that are filled with Christmas recordings and Fishing trips (amongst other precious memories), the recording function cuts out despite the fact I've set it to record for the next hour or so.

 

I'm using the composite cables (red and white) with an S-Video adapter to sync it to my computer, if that helps.

 

Does anyone have an idea on how I can resolve this little dilemma? Thank you for your time.

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I'll be brief. If the recording has gaps in it the program thinks the tape is finished. There is no cure. Run the output of that tape machine through one that allows pass through (like a video camcorder) to keep the signal constant..

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A 'thousand words' would have put us to sleep :lol::D:lol:

 

Try the pass through that Steve suggests and let us know.

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...or, if you don't have anything to pass the signal through, you have to "baby sit" the capture, and restart it for each of those gaps.

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Ah, thank you for the advice, guys ^_^ ! Though I have some questions, if you don't mind. How would I "pass it through"? Assuming I used a camcorder or something similar, would I need two S-Video cables? One to go to video device, and the other to link back to my computer through the Roxio adapter?

 

Thousands of words regarding this topic would admittedly be boring. Having to babysit it, while certainly doable, would be tiresome since there’d be gaps in between the footage and audio. Still, if I can’t find myself some kind of relaying device, then I’ll have to go with that since, from what I’ve seen glancing around, video camcorders ain't cheap.

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Yes, you'd need something that would take either an S-Video or Composite input from your VCR, and then you'd need a cable from that to your VHS to DVD device (either Composite or S-Video again). So, two of some sort of cable, or one of each depending on what's available for inputs and outputs. As far as price of such a unit, the unspoken hope was that you might have something like that on hand.

 

Otherwise, check with your friends, and then something like the local thrift shop for used equipment. Hope that helps!

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The pass through can be hit or miss... In the strictest sense, it does NOTHING, just a wire going from the input to an output!

 

What we are hoping for, is input going through amplifying circuits before being sent to output :) That would strengthen and stabilize the signal the the Capture device sees and might be enough.

 

I will send you an IM for a Plan B -_- Look in the upper right corner for the notice.

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Anyone have any luck finding a fix or workaround without intermediary hardware?

 

I'd love to hear the Plan B also Jim_Hardin!

 

You need to start your own New Topic (upper right at the Forum level) rather than butt into a topic that is nearly a year old.

 

There you need to supply the details of what your PC consists of and what you are trying to do followed by your problem.

 

Then we have a chance of helping you -_-

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