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Ron R.

Vhs To Dvd Playback Video Choppy

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We seem to be seeing more of these types of problems with the VHS to DVD program, the USB Capture Device and the associated drives for the drvice. There hasn't been any decisive reason that I know of to date that in particular causes a distorted or choppy video, or even garbled audio, but the best suggestion is to make sure that the program installation is done correctly with the USB device in place in a USB port on the computer. And preferrably use a USB port on the back of the computer directly from the MB.

 

If you are running Vista, make sure that it has been updated to SP1. Also, if you have Roxio's Creator 2009 installed, be aware that VHS to DVD and C2009 do no co-exist together.

 

Frank...

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We seem to be seeing more of these types of problems with the VHS to DVD program, the USB Capture Device and the associated drives for the device. There hasn't been any decisive reason that I know of to date that in particular causes a distorted or choppy video, or even garbled audio, but the best suggestion is to make sure that the program installation is done correctly with the USB device in place in a USB port on the computer. And preferably use a USB port on the back of the computer directly from the MB.

 

If you are running Vista, make sure that it has been updated to SP1. Also, if you have Roxio's Creator 2009 installed, be aware that VHS to DVD and C2009 do no co-exist together.

 

Frank...

 

I have been working on an article that sums up these suggestions, Frank.

 

One thing that is also a possibility is that the many people may only have a USB 1.0 port available in their computer and simply don't have the data burst rate to capture video properly.

 

The best way to tell if the computer has USB 2.0, is to:

 

  • Right-click My Computer
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on the Hardware tab
  • Click on the Device Manager button
  • Scroll down as needed until you see Universal Serial Bus Controllers
  • Expand that by clicking on the boxed plus sign in front of Universal Serial Bus Controllers
  • Somewhere in that list should be a driver that says "Enhanced" meaning it's USB 2.0.

 

Each of those drivers do not represent each one of the USB ports, so the "Enhanced" covers all available ports. However, ports on the front of a computer can be run from a different part of the motherboard, I'd still follow your suggestion of using the port on the back of the machine.

 

If you do not see the "Enhanced" USB 2.0 driver, you may need to visit your computer or motherboard manufacturer's website to verify that your computer came with USB 2.0 to begin with. If it did and you still don't see it, the manufacturer may have a driver available for download.

 

Jon

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Another option Jon would be to fit a USB 2 PCI card to the computer (if it isn't a laptop)

 

Trust do a 5 port USB 2 PCI card reasonably cheaply

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Another option Jon would be to fit a USB 2 PCI card to the computer (if it isn't a laptop)

 

Trust do a 5 port USB 2 PCI card reasonably cheaply

 

Good point. A quick scan of the Internets says it's about $15-30 bucks average.

 

Jon

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You won't need to look at the Port too hard because it isn't going to get that far!

 

First you will be issued the Windows warning that a High Speed Device is connected to non-High Speed port!

 

This screen cap is from my Test PC which came with USB1 and shows the USB2/Firewire card I added.

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Then if you still try to start Capture or P&B, there will be nothing in the preview window although it has a signal…

 

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"I have been working on an article that sums up these suggestions, Frank."

 

That's great Jon. There has been quite a bit of discussion on this particular program and the capture device that comes with it or another Roxio similar device. I think we probably have enough tests and information being supplied now that will make a good article. Thanks Jon.

 

Frank...

 

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The playback video in the Capture Now screen is distorted and choppy? Any ideas for a fix for this?

I do have Roxio Creator 9 XE installed on my computer. In order for Easy VHS to DVD to work will I have to uninstall Creator?

 

By the way I have a Dell Dimension 8300, Pentium 4, CPU 3.00 GHz, 1.00 GB RAM and a 128 MB DDR NVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card.

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I do have Roxio Creator 9 XE installed on my computer. In order for Easy VHS to DVD to work will I have to uninstall Creator?

 

By the way I have a Dell Dimension 8300, Pentium 4, CPU 3.00 GHz, 1.00 GB RAM and a 128 MB DDR NVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card.

V2D doesn't seem to play well with others…

 

Uninstall the V9 and try it. (set a restore point)

 

But you may have to uninstall and reinstall V2D to get it to work.

 

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