I bought the $59.99 package "Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac", which included the video/audio-to-USB converter device and the software CD. The CD contained something called "Roxio Video Capture" which I installed. It turned out I have Version 2.0.0. I found that it would record a VHS tape for about 20 min, but then the video disappeared and I got a solid purple screen instead.
I tried to upgrade this software to Version 2.0.1, but the install failed without any indication of what went wrong. Tantalizingly, the description of 2.0.1 said that it fixes the purple-screen problem. Unfortunately I have been unable to find 2.0.1 on Roxio's site to download it. So I'm stuck: software that doesn't work, an upgrade that won't install, and no way to download the new version.
I'm running a 2010 MacBook, with 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, and plenty of hard drive space. OS X is at Version 10.6.8.
I am also very confused about Roxio's video-capture product line. The thing I bought was a hardware/software combination-in-a-box called "Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac", which contains a CD with something called "Roxio Video Capture". I can't find any references to "Roxio Video Capture" on Roxio's WebSite. But I do find references to a software-only package called "Easy VHS to DVD for Mac", which has a different, more primitive-looking user interface than "Roxio Video Capture". I now have "Easy VHS to DVD for Mac" 1.0.5 and "Roxio Video Capture 2.0.0" installed. What I don't understand is, which of these is the current product and which is a legacy product?
All in all, I am very unimpressed so far, to say the least. Maybe Roxio should have stuck to burning CDs and DVDs, which they seem to understand pretty well.