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I Have A Burning Issue & Yes It's About Burning To A Dvd!

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Hello. Have a Dell Desktop 64 Bit running Windows 10 using Roxio Easy VHS To DVD 3 factory set for Region 1 (USA). After installation I updated from Roxio. I checked my Video Card and DVD Drivers and all are current.

 

Dell installed an Optiarc DVD+-RW AD7250H device to play (and supposedly to record) CDs and DVDs. I have played both CDs and DVDs on the device and burned music onto CDs successfully. This is my first time attempting to burn video onto a DVD.

 

I copied a segment of VHS recording onto my hard drive using the "Record, Edit and Save" option - totals out to about 45 minutes in length. Video appears in the Roxio Preview Window the same as the VHS tape played directly to a TV. No problems so far I believe.

 

However problems arise when I try to burn that video onto a DVD. After loading a newly purchased Sony DVD+R disc into the DVD device and following the directions in my Roxio product handbook I click the "Burn" button. A progress "meter" (for want of a better word) appears and the icon dutifully advances across its length from 0% to 100% as the video is supposedly burned to the DVD. When completed the DVD is closed automatically by the Roxio software and ultimately the disc is ejected from the computer.

 

Upon trying to replay it however the only info I see is a mostly blue screen with the Roxio name and the title I gave to this video segment. The disc will not play on either my computer or a DVD player. When I check the disc properties, it appears to be blank/empty - that is Microsoft shows no data on it.

 

Well, I tried everything again with a 2nd segment of video off another VHS tape and another new DVD disc - made extra careful to follow all the instructions and double check all my settings to insure that I did everything Roxio instructed. Same results - have the video on my hard drive & can see it on Roxio's Preview Window. After burning is supposedly complete I see the Roxio Title Screen on playback but no video and the disc appears blank/empty.when checking its properties on MS.

 

Any advice anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. Sorry this is so long but from reading prior posts the questions from the Gurus always start with asking for more info - I merely tried to answer all those questions up front.

 

Thanks. John

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There is nothing clickable on the title page and nothing clickable on a Roxio screen that I have observed.

 

Also, my computer is set up so that upon loading a DVD automatically plays/loads. When I insert these 2 discs into the DVD player, nothing happens.

 

In addition, as I said, checking the Properties of the discs reveals that they are empty of data after using the Burn function of Roxio's program.

 

Conclusion to my untrained eye is that the program is not burning the video copied onto my computer's hard disc.

 

I wish there was a way to test whether my DVD actually does record - for example a web site having an safe and innocuous video which could be downloaded and recorded onto a disc loaded into the DVD recorder and then discarded once it is determined that the DVD recorder is actually recording.

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I should have added my gratitude to my response to your post. The perils of trying to type while a 4 year old was urging me to come play with him interfered with my thinking.

 

I apologize. Thank you for your post.

 

Now, off to more important things. I have to play with my grandson for a bit

 

John

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I think VHS2DVD 3 has the option to burn to a folder set or image file. I would recommend that you try these first before actually burning to a DVD. You can then play these using a software player such as VLC. This should tell you if the video for the DVD is created correctly.

 

Downloading video from a website, etc will not tell you anything. The video still has to be processed in myDVD to be authoured for the DVD. You cannot simply record on to a DVD and have it play.

 

If the DVD is created properly then Windows Explorer should show a Video_TS folder which contains a number of files with the extension ifo, bup and vob.

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Thanks for the response.

 

Unfortunately, on the Output Screen the only option is to: "Select A Destination Drive" and the only Destination Drive that appears is my DVD Reader/Recorder. I went back through all the options provided in the program and nothing suggests editing control over the content of the data from the VHS tape.

 

Then again, there are many more options advertised on the Easy VHS To DVD 3 box than are actually available unless you spring for the "Plus" version for an additional $20! Items such as reducing video noise, stabilizing shaky videos, improving color balance and lighting, etc are all listed as components of the basic package but are not actually included without springing for the Plus version. Even Roxio's advertisement on Amazon is full of mis-statements and untruths. Roxio should read what "Truth in Advertising" means.

 

I guess that the program or hardware is not creating a DVD properly as no data appears on the disc when I interrogate it using Windows.

 

By the way, what is a "software player such as VLC"? What's VLC?

 

Thanks for the help.

 

John

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Unfortunately, on the Output Screen the only option is to: "Select A Destination Drive" and the only Destination Drive that appears is my DVD Reader/Recorder.

 

I think VHS2DVD 3 has the option to burn to a folder set or image file. I would recommend that you try these first before actually burning to a DVD. You can then play these using a software player such as VLC. This should tell you if the video for the DVD is created correctly.

 

 

This will give you the option of recording to the PC in a folder set then burning that to a DVD.

 

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"By the way, what is a "software player such as VLC"? What's VLC?"

 

Google it ;)

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I think I am wrong with my recommendation to create a folder set in VHS2DVD 3 - I cannot find that option anywhere. Perhaps it is in the older VHS2DVD.

What cdanteek shows in his images will only create a mpg file not a folder set, I think.

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I believe the mystery has been solved.

 

I didn't realize it but when I tried to play the disc on our DVD player I was unknowingly trying to play it on a newly installed (like the day before by my son) Blu-Ray DVD player. Naturally, the disc would not play.

 

Once discovered, I dug out the old DVD player, connected it to the TV and the disc played beginning to end.

 

I'm really sorry for all the trouble but I do thank all of you for all your efforts to find a solution for me.

 

John

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Every BlueRay player should be able to play standard DVDs (check your manual). Something wrong with the BlueRay player hookup or setup.

 

What is the make/model of that BlueRay player?

Edited by myguggi

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It's a Sony. Sorry, don't know where the manual is presently so I can't tell you the model.

 

What, you tore off the plate on the back of the unit :huh:

 

You have to provide information for us to try to help you. Your problem description covers many causes and no one is going to list all that might apply ;)

Edited by Jim_Hardin

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