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I see others here are told they are in the wrong forum or place. I'm going to post here because I don't know where else I should be.

 

I have the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus. I transferred two VHS to DVD+R yesterday. Today I have tried 3 times to transfer, and everything looks good. But, when the transfer is finished. There is nothing on the DVD. I have uninstalled the program, reinstalled 3 times today. Here it is evening, and I'm trying one more time. I have checked all the connections. Everything is the same as yesterday connection wise.

 

I am transferring a VHS that occasionally has blind spots or blue areas appear on the screen. Do you think that could affect the transfer? The programs appears to pick up and continue recording even with these 1 or 2 second glitches in the VHS tape. I red recording square is on.

 

I have spent almost my entire day trying to get this one VHS tape to record. Help! Please!

 

*Update: My latest attempt failed as well. 4 DVD-R down the drain. All my time too. What a day! If anyone can help me, I sincerely would appreciate it. Thank you.

 

AngieRose

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You said "I am transferring a VHS that occasionally has blind spots or blue areas appear on the screen. Do you think that could affect the transfer?"

 

YES. The program thinks that any gap in the tape means that the tape is finished and stops. You have to watch it and restart as necessary.

 

Copy to your computer, edit it and then burn to a disc.

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Thank you sknis,

 

I'm not sure I know how to transfer the VHS to my computer. I'm a new owner of an HP laptop running Windows 8.1. Is there a program within the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD3 plus that will help me to this, or do I need something else?

 

How lucky was I to transfer the two other VHS tapes I guess.

 

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Oh boy, something new to learn today! OK, I will play with that part of the program. Thank you Digital Guru! Any tips before I attempt this part of the program?

 

Any videos anywhere. I have watched a few on You Tube, but I must say many are poorly done, and not much help----

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I'm using Windows 8.1 on a new HP Envy 17.3" laptop. I have installed the software, and I was able to transfer two VHS tapes to DVD. The third VHS I've had problems with, but that appears to be my "user error" problem as I don't know how to use the record, edit, save part of the program----yet. I will work on conquering that later today. Uninstall and try again.

 

I've uninstalled this program many times, and then reinstalled it in an effort to figure out my problems with the VHS (#3) that I could not transfer yesterday. So, I know it loads OK.

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I'm using Windows 8.1 on a new HP Envy 17.3" laptop. I have installed the software, and I was able to transfer two VHS tapes to DVD. The third VHS I've had problems with, but that appears to be my "user error" problem as I don't know how to use the record, edit, save part of the program----yet. I will work on conquering that later today. Uninstall and try again.

 

I've uninstalled this program many times, and then reinstalled it in an effort to figure out my problems with the VHS (#3) that I could not transfer yesterday. So, I know it loads OK.

 

 

If you copied 2 tapes Ok then obviously the software is working correctly and there is no need to uninstall/reinstall.

 

What problems are you having? The program is very simple and easy to use.

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If you have 'bad spots' within the tape and have one of the V2D's that is sensitive to those spots, it is an uphill battle :unsure:

 

Some things that have been tried - but not all work for everyone - are using a second player (VHS, DVD or BD anything with both input and output) The hope is that by passing the signal through a second device it will smooth out the bumps... Reality is that most units use a 'pass through' and it is just a wire so it is the same signal :(

 

The other way is to monitor the capture and Record in pieces. When done, you combine the pieces using the Editor and make a DVD from that ;)

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As I said previously, everything recorded fine with the first attempts with the Roxio software. The third VHS tapes has interruptions of a second or two in several places along the tape. However, the Roxio continues to record like everything is fine. The little green recording bars are bouncing back and forth, etc.

However, when the DVD is finished, and I attempt to look at the resulting recorded DVD. There is nothing there---nada.

 

120 mins of recording from the VHS tape (that is what I have it set at) onto a Memorex DVD+R 16 x 4.7GB 120 disc.

 

I installed and uninstalled thinking I had something going wrong. I have never received any "nasty notes" saying I had attempted too many installs.

 

I have done everything possible, and did not realize the software did not like VHS tapes that has slight interruptions. I'm not sure, but I think the previous tapes had a few too, but they did not stop the recording from happening.

 

I'm home from errands now, so I will attempt to record using the record, import, edit feature "Digital Guru" mentioned. If I can't learn the process, then I'm going to take the VHS tapes to a professional and have them copied over to Discs as I don't have time to learn or play this much with the Roxio software. I have spent way too much time as it is----It would be nice if the Users Manual explained more about "errors" and trouble shooting.

 

Thank you all for your help---I will report back if I have any success at this. My husband is amazed that I even attempted this and has stuck to it this long considering yesterday was so frustrating! Take care----

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Well I misunderstood your issue... apologies -_-

 

Still need some clarification ~ you have a lot of BONE to get through :lol:

 

You have to use the Record Edit Save and STOP using the Record DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Don't look back, Start a new recording and see how it comes out first.

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Well, I used the Record, Edit, Save feature of the software successfully ONCE,

 

Last night I thought, I'll do another-----well that did not go well at all, and my disc is once again empty when I attempt to play it.

 

I did the stop and start to record, stop, start to record as I moved through the VHS. I had previewed it the night before, and made notes to my self. I'm so frustrated at this point ----I need to just walk away from this for awhile I think. Reclaim my dining room table!

 

Also, one more question. I have 6 Memorex discs that are "used" with nothing on them. Are they reusable? Can they be reformatted and burned again, or are they trashed?

 

Thank you for all your help everyone here---- I know this should be easier than it seems.

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AngieRose Memorex discs are trash even before you take them out of the package. If you put the discs into you computer and right clicik on them, what do they say? Chances are that they are no good and cannot be reused.

 

 

Have you watched this guided tour? Guided Tour link.

 

I think you may need more time reading the users guide and clicking on the question marks in the program. It sound like you Recorded, may have edited and probably not saved or burned the project.

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Thank you for all your help everyone here---- I know this should be easier than it seems.

 

Although it has the name "Easy", working with video is really not easy. It does take time to learn what to do. I would suggest that your first to transfers directly to DVD are an anomaly. Most people have problems before getting that far. So don't despair, because even if it's not easy, it can be done. And as you learn, the steps do seem easier.

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Sknis, what disc brand do you suggest? I purchased the Memorex at local Staples. Thanks! I see you are in Houston, hoping you and yours are safe from the storm damage.

 

Dewey, if anything, I am tenacious, and I do keep trying. I walked away last night, I have found that is the best solution when I get frustrated.

 

I am going to give it go again today…..yes, it should be easier than it is, and I think a better users manual with more photos with the instructions would help people like me.

 

Thanks Sknis for the You Tube link, however I'm not sure it was much help at this point. I think now where I'm stuck in the whole process is inserting titles, and burning to the disc.

 

I'll be back after this, my 3rd attempt at doing a disc….I gotta say, the only redeeming thing at this point is I do get to view the VHS tapes I have not seen for years. Although I'm pretty burned out on my grand daughter Soccer game portion of the VHS video, and my husbands class reunion :wacko::wacko::wacko: i If I have to watch those one more time---well, you may hear me screaming. :o

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Well, I used the Record, Edit, Save feature of the software successfully ONCE,

 

Last night I thought, I'll do another-----well that did not go well at all, and my disc is once again empty when I attempt to play it.

 

I did the stop and start to record, stop, start to record as I moved through the VHS. I had previewed it the night before, and made notes to my self. I'm so frustrated at this point ----I need to just walk away from this for awhile I think. Reclaim my dining room table!

 

Also, one more question. I have 6 Memorex discs that are "used" with nothing on them. Are they reusable? Can they be reformatted and burned again, or are they trashed?

 

Thank you for all your help everyone here---- I know this should be easier than it seems.

 

A 'used' disc has 2 giveaways. On the burned side it will have an area that is darker than the rest, starting at the hub (hole) and going toward the outer edge. Some are more noticeable than others ;)

 

The second more positive test, is to pop it in your PC! Then look at it with Windows Explorer. If it has trouble finding anything, it is likely Blank! But a DVD Movie will have 2 Folders on it - VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS.

 

If you see those two you have a DVD Movie disc.

 

The Memorex are good enough to burn up while testing and learning :lol: But for anything you value, there are only 2 to use - Verbatim (Made in Singapore) and Taiyo Yuden (JVC).

 

Stick with it, we can help you get through this -_-

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