I have Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus installed and seem to be able to capture video from VHS tapes (via a plugged in VHS player). However, once the capture is done, I don't seem to be able to edit the video or export it.
Unless I do not understand the program controls, I believe that once the capture is done, I should be able to play it within the application when on the "Record, Import, Edit" tab, right? The video is shown on the right-hand side of the screen (name of the video, with length and a small picture of one of the frames in the video) but the "preview" window on the left doesn't show anything. And trying to use the controls at the bottom (play, fast forward, rewind, etc.) doesn't do anything. And switching to full-screen mode within the preview area also doesn't do anything. Maybe I just don't know how to use the program for editing?
Also, when I try to export the captured video (ignoring the editing problems for the moment), that just fails. No matter which output format I select (for any of the possible device options), when I hit the "Export" button, I get a dialog box that says seems to indicate that the export is about to start, but it is immediately replaced with a dialog box that says "An unknown error has occurred. The application will shut down now.". Clicking OK on this dialog box just brings me back to the main application. I've tried just about all of the device options and all of the output formats (and quality settings) for each.
Also, I can exit the program, browse to the directory where video captures are stored, and find the captured video in mpg format. Opening that with Windows Media Player works just fine -- the video plays, has audio, etc.
So, I'm guessing some type of problem with the Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus application? Or some issue with settings buried somewhere?
BTW, I have a fairly powerful computer (in terms of CPU, memory, and disk) but I'm not sure the video card is all that great. Attached is the output from DxDiag.exe for my computer...
Thanks for any help/thoughts/suggestions :-)