I need some help and I was hoping you guys had some insight on this particular issue. Any and all ideas are welcome, and I'm sorry for the length of the post; I'm trying to be as specific as possible.
I'm attempting to record 1 VHS-c home video tape that contains multiple clips totaling 1hr10m. and I'm able to properly view the entire length of the video through the video output while Recording in the EVD3plus software.
The problem is that for some reason AFTER the tape finishes (stops on the VHS/DVD recorder) and the software auto-stops recording, what is captured is NOT always the entire length of the video.
On the 1st attempt, it only captured 58m56s of 1hr10min. (The captured portion is missing approx. the first 10min of the tape)
On the 2nd attempt, it only captured 16m16s of 1hr10min. (The captured portion is only the LAST 16min of the tape) (I selected the option on the software to stop recording after 1hr10m, thinking this might solve the issue)
My workaround for now is capturing what is missing and editing it together.
This is a MAJOR concern!
I have already transferred 18 other VHS-c tapes of varies lengths without issues, but I'm starting to believe that maybe I might have missed some stuff on the other tapes as well. I will verify later on.
Note: I'm transferring & converting VHS to MP4 files onto my computer using the built in converter options. (Not that I think this makes any difference because the MPEGs are the same incorrect length BEFORE its converted into MP4).
Setup: Magnavox VHS/DVD recorder to EVD3plus to Win7pro x64
Other issues noticed: I cannot properly close the program without it saying the program has crashed. I set the preferences to save the captured location to another HDD and it works fine, but after a few more recordings (regardless if I restart the program and verifying the settings were saved) it defaults the location back to C:\ drive under preferences. A minor inconvenience because I only have about 6GB left on my SSD C:\drive.