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I have Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3. I go to the "Getting Started Guide" and step 1 says Click on the Roxio Icon on my desktop. Step 2 Says "Click Record, Edit and Save" (when I do step 2, I get the screenshot shown in the guide). Step 3 says "Click Start a new project" I see nowhere on my screen where I can Click Start a new project. I have a DVD in my Tower and a VHS tape in my player with it on. Here is a screenshot:

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New Project is just where you would find any 'New', under FILE.

 

You either don't have the drivers installed properly ~ happens if you plug in the USB device BEFORE you install the software... Look at this Topic to take care of drivers.

 

Or you don't have the Player connected correctly. Tell us how you are connecting everything.

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thanks Jim, I got past that hurdle. Now I can't get the "Burn" button to light to record my video on a DVD I have inserted in my tower:

 

 

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I think you hit the 1:52 limit... To test that, throw a quick new project together. Can be a minute clip or just anything you got that is less than 1:52 in length. Move through straight to Export and see if the Burn Button will activate.

 

If it does then we know what to do ;)

 

There is the possibility that you don't really have a DVD Burner. Look close at the face of the drive. It must say "DVD Recordable" on it. 'rewritable' is not the same thing.

 

FYI about video burning. A 4.7 disc holds about 1 hour of HQ DVD Movie. If you try to exceed that, quality goes down fast! You'll see colors fade then sharpness decrease. Of course an 8.5 DL DVD will hold about twice that (2 hours) but they have proven a little iffy to burn and a lot of players balk trying to use them.

 

You can either split up your project into 1 hour chunks or use the marvelous Span function of EVD 3. With span you can adjust the split points to where you want them and choose if you want the following disc to play automatically upon insert or have a menu to start it playing automatically. Splitting a project manually involves a lot more care and keeping track of what you are doing.

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It is 2:47 but the flaw comes in at 1:52 and above ;)

 

However it usually presents a little differently...

 

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I'm grasping at straw here :lol:

 

The Span option will split into as many discs as are needed. I have tested one project at 3 discs but haven't gone higher.

 

Want to make sure John actually has a Burner first then address that if we need to. (throw everything at the wall and see what sticks)

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Isn't this what he has? TSST TS-H653. Don't know if it is setup correctly but that may be a built in drive since it is so inexpensive.

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The user has VHS2DVD 3 which behaves differently from VHS2DVD for overlong videos. I don't think VHS2DVD has the "disc span" option

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It's a very short video 2 minutes and 47 seconds. I have burned CD's in the past with this tower and the CD I am using is CD-R which is recordable

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Your posts are confusing. First you state you are using DVDs (post #3) but now you say you are using CDs. Which one is correct?

 

You cannot use CDs for burning with VHS2DVD you have to use DVDs

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myguggi: That's probably the problem. I thot they were DVD's but after looking at them, they are CD's. When Best Buy opens, I'll buy some DVDs. I thot DVD and CD were interchangeable. I'm very novice with this stuff. Thanks all for being patient with me. I am sure I'll have more questions as this project continues. I should go down to Costco and pay to have them do it but I want to segment things that are on each individual video Cassette and it would be too complicated to explain that to Costco I think.

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If you want to "segment" your video clips on a DVD then you should first capture the video to your hard drive instead of capturing/burning directly to DVD. If you capture/burn directly to DVD you can only do one segment (clip); you cannot "add" more clips later on.

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Get some DVD-Rs....Verbatim or JVC , no store generics. Also get some DVD-RW's (they can be erased). Use these until you get your problem fixed, THEN you can use the DVD-R's.

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I got the Verbatim DVD-R and now I can record. My tapes are very grainy so I am going to take a tape down to Costco and have them transfer it to DVD and see what quality it is and compare the DVD's I recorded with my VCR to see if my VCR is not up to snuff. I cleaned the heads on mine but it is pretty old. It is a Panasonic Hi-Fi Stereo Omnivision. So I won't be back for a couple of days and I'll let you all know what the results are.

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How does the DVD picture quality compare to when you connect your VCR to your TV?.

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