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I have been using this product for a couple weeks and it worked just fine. I have been moving VHS's to DVD's. All of a sudden now right when I am ready to burn onto the DVD via the software, it starts to burn it and even says "exporting" like it is working, then after a few minutes an error message pops up that says "Problem writing to the disc" and it spits the blank DVD out. I have tried rebooting my laptop a few times, I have tried repairing the program via the uninstall on the control panel, I have tried shutting the program down and restarting, nothing helped. Again, it did work just fine and all of a sudden the program itself works, but does not let me put onto a DVD.

 

I am using DVD+R with 4.7 GB capacity, and they have worked just fine thus far.

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Sure. Keep in mind this is only to give you a file that you can use elsewhere...

 

Record Edit Save:

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Choose the one that matches your needs. New means what it says, Last is the last one you saved or Previous is another one you saved:

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If all is well Move to the last phase:

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Make sure you are set to mpeg with a data rate of 8000:

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(it captures at that so no point in going higher)

Then Export:

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(note where it will save)

And there is your new file:

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That should give you a usable file ;)

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That's where I'm confused. Because I have like 50 video clips I'm using. So what do I do with them after all this that you showed on the pictures ?

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That's where I'm confused. Because I have like 50 video clips I'm using. So what do I do with them after all this that you showed on the pictures ?

 

As outlined in Post #51.

 

Curious. I see 2 IP addresses, so I am guessing one is work one is home. Which one do you work in, PA or NJ? :lol: (Lancaster, PA for me)

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Gonna try it now. One question...I notice when you click "scenes" to pick a specific scene on the DVD to watch after it's done, the text that I named each single video clip (over 50 in total) isn't on the DVD. It doesn't have that text that explain what each video clip is. Any way around that? It did show it when I used the Roxio software to burn the DVD

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It did show it when I used the Roxio software to burn the DVD

 

Your posting in Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus and I assumed that was the software you were using?

 

That said what Roxio software in the quote above are you referring to?

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So it did work by using Windows DVD maker, only issues I didn't like was that the text of each video clip doesn't show on actual DVD like it did from Roxio.

Also, the Roxio DVDs that did work held about an hour and 40 minutes, for some reason the same DVDs only hold an hour on Windows DVD maker

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A DVD authored at High Quality is one hour long (2 for DL)...

 

Anything past that and you start losing quality. And since you are starting with the low quality of a VHS tape, you don't have any to lose :huh:

 

IF you added Text to a clip, it should have been in the Exported file.

 

EVD has no provision for Chapter Menus. Chapters (Next - Previous on your remote) are created for each "clip" in the Project but only apply to an Export to DVD.

 

You can add a Text Overlay... Theirs runs for a little over 9 seconds and it would be overlaid across the beginning of your clip. I prefer 5 seconds (don't get wordy) but use Creator NXT for my work.

 

Now that you are getting success, you are starting to want more ;) To do that you will have to go into a more sophisticated program like the Creator series... Of course they are much more complicated. A good disc NOW or a perfect presentation later???

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I understand what you are saying, but you are saying the option is there to have lower quality to make more time on the DVD...the issue is that Windows DVD maker doesn't have an option at all about having lower quality to make it longer or even like an auto fit option. It simply won't let me do more than the hour.

 

I definitely did put text on each video clip from the Roxio program (and it did have chapter menus that showed that text on the first few DVDs that worked from Roxio), once I use Windows DVD maker though it won't put that text on the DVD

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I understand what you are saying, but you are saying the option is there to have lower quality to make more time on the DVD...the issue is that Windows DVD maker doesn't have an option at all about having lower quality to make it longer or even like an auto fit option. It simply won't let me do more than the hour.

 

I definitely did put text on each video clip from the Roxio program (and it did have chapter menus that showed that text on the first few DVDs that worked from Roxio), once I use Windows DVD maker though it won't put that text on the DVD

 

Then Windows DVD Maker has resolved that issue for you. 1 hour = 1 hour -_-

 

IF you Exported the clip WITH the text in it, it will be there... If you find some that don't have it, it is because you didn't do the export after you added the text OR you used the raw clip that didn't have it ;)

 

Chapter Menus are part of the Authoring program and not transportable between programs.

 

There is one other choice we have not discussed concerning this... A NEW DVD Burner :huh: I see them at MicroCenter (St David's store) for $15 and up. I know the one you have 'works' but not really and a new one will for sure ^_^

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Well maybe I'm not explaining myself properly. It did export the text to the folder that now holds the video clip after the export yes. But the way Windows DVD maker works, it appears that once that folder is put on the DVD it doesn't have that text there that explains which clip it is. For instance Roxio worked Where I had about 50 clips, and let's say I labeled one "Christmas 1996". Then it will on the DVD menu have those words so I know what the clip is. On Windows DVD maker it seperates scenes but doesn't have that label

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Well maybe I'm not explaining myself properly. It did export the text to the folder that now holds the video clip after the export yes. But the way Windows DVD maker works, it appears that once that folder is put on the DVD it doesn't have that text there that explains which clip it is. For instance Roxio worked Where I had about 50 clips, and let's say I labeled one "Christmas 1996". Then it will on the DVD menu have those words so I know what the clip is. On Windows DVD maker it seperates scenes but doesn't have that label

Did you play the video that you exported and does it contain the text that you added? If yes then Windows DVD Maker has to contain that text. (BTW, where did you get Window Movie Maker since it is not part of W8?) Very few of us know anything about Windows Movie Maker.

 

Could you explain exactly step-bystep how you are adding the text? Do you want each of the 50 clips to be a menu item?

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I'm using Windows 7, but I've already done a few of the discs so far. It's no biggie about the text, I simply wrote it down on paper so I can always know what the clips are :)

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I'm using Windows 7, but I've already done a few of the discs so far. It's no biggie about the text, I simply wrote it down on paper so I can always know what the clips are :)

 

 

In post #5 you said you re using W8 - now it's W7. :wacko::blink:

 

I still don;t realyy understand your workflow

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Ill try this today but don't have or want DVD Maker :P

 

The text should be there as it is Not Subtitles which are actually a separate file for DVD. Roxio 'text' is added into the clip as an overlay.

 

If anyone wants to take a crack at this, please do.

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