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Easy Vhs To Dvd V.1.1 Not Seeing My S-Video Input

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Running Easy VHS to DVD v.1.1.124 on Win7 Pro 64bit system. The adapter that comes with the kit has an S-Video input as well as Composite Video. Composite works fine, good picture and sound. But the software is not seeing the signal from the S-Video port on my VHS. I suppose the VHS itself might have a faulty S-Video output, but is there something software related that would keep it from seeing the S-Video?

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Check the VCR manual to see if their is a button/switch that needs operating to get S-video out.

 

Some newer VCR/DVD combo units have S-video out but it it is ONLY available in DVD mode.

 

Does your TV have a S-video input?

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Thanks for the come-back Ogdens. VCR/DVD combo isn't that new (purchased 2011). No special switches or buttons to get S-video. And I don't have a TV. (I don't watch TV. My blood pressure improved considerably when I gave my TV away.) I just watch movies on my computer and now I'm digitizing all my old tape stuff. But I can live without the S-video function. It's not a big deal. Besides, the manual says I get better picture with component video as opposed to S-video. Somewhere I heard that it was the other way around, but I could be wrong.

 

Anyway, thanks again and regards,

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. "Besides, the manual says I get better picture with component video as opposed to S-video.",

 

You manual is correct, Component is better than S-Video, but your VCR is outputting in COMPOSITE. If your happy with your present configuration, stick with it.

 

This is a basic overview of comparing the difference.

 

http://www.cablek.co...ion-is-best--Â

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Lets keep Apples to Apples when comparing :lol:

 

The Video Capture USB device can only input Composite & S-Video...

 

While 'Component' may be better, if you don't have any way to capture it, it is a moot point :huh:

 

At the same time we whever you start splitting hairs in VHS tape Quality, you have to keep in mind what tape speed the original was recorded at!

 

SP is the best and it can be about 333 X 480 going downhill on a good day... Most home users used SP or even LP and that degrades the quality very rapidly :(

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