So that you know the difference between the two, point is to resolve my original problem, I purchased VHS TO DVD 3, which includes a newer dongle and newer software, because my Windows 10 64 bit OS or motherboard did not recognize the hardware of the original package, so I bought a newer package.
Now, This dongle is recognized by my computer, but, it adds two entries into device manager. See my two photos below to see the two entries and the driver associated with it.
Even if I uninstall one, it reappears upon system boot up.
Second issue is, my original software could see or create an MP3 files, this copy of the software does not recognize mp3 files, it can see or create any other audio file, with the exception of mp3. Because of this, I can not edit mp3s in sound editor, which is part of the VHS TO DVD software. A crazy little trick I tried which worked, was installing VHS TO DVD 1 on top of VHS TO DVD 3, which originally removed VHS TO DVD 1 upon installation. It created a new folder in my programs folder, but it enabled VHS TO DVD 3 sound editor to see and edit mp3s, which I find strange. Now, looking at VHS TO DVD 3's user manual, it says I can edit any audio file, including mp3's, but without my little trick I mentioned above, the software does not have mp3 support, you can not add a audio file or export one as an mp3. Now mind you, Easy VHS To DVD 3 has an update software option under the help tab, it downloads a file and this is a link to that file.
I installed that sp3 to 88a.exe and rebooted system, still even with that software update, no mp3 support. See, I edit music for radio station use and the supported files we use are 320kbps mp3s, so it is important that sound editor recognizes mp3s. See my 3rd photo that is sound editor included in Easy VHS To DVD. When I use the feature to ADD AUDIO FILE to which I have squared and an arrow pointed towards it, I should be able select and choose an mp3 file as an option, however, the software does not recognize or see any files under the mp3 file extension, it will show the folder as empty. Again, the users manual says the software supports mp3 files both loading and exporting as such.
I mostly use this software package for music creation (dubbing off of vinyl record LPs) and editing, so I mostly use Roxio's sound editor, not the video recording part of the program.
So my question is does Easy VHS To DVD 3 support mp3 files and if so, what is missing that mine can not see or create mp3s?