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I Can't Even Start


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I have Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3. I go to the "Getting Started Guide" and step 1 says Click on the Roxio Icon on my desktop. Step 2 Says "Click Record, Edit and Save" (when I do step 2, I get the screenshot shown in the guide). Step 3 says "Click Start a new project" I see nowhere on my screen where I can Click Start a new project. I have a DVD in my Tower and a VHS tape in my player with it on. Here is a screenshot:

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New Project is just where you would find any 'New', under FILE.

 

You either don't have the drivers installed properly ~ happens if you plug in the USB device BEFORE you install the software... Look at this Topic to take care of drivers.

 

Or you don't have the Player connected correctly. Tell us how you are connecting everything.

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I think you hit the 1:52 limit... To test that, throw a quick new project together. Can be a minute clip or just anything you got that is less than 1:52 in length. Move through straight to Export and see if the Burn Button will activate.

 

If it does then we know what to do ;)

 

There is the possibility that you don't really have a DVD Burner. Look close at the face of the drive. It must say "DVD Recordable" on it. 'rewritable' is not the same thing.

 

FYI about video burning. A 4.7 disc holds about 1 hour of HQ DVD Movie. If you try to exceed that, quality goes down fast! You'll see colors fade then sharpness decrease. Of course an 8.5 DL DVD will hold about twice that (2 hours) but they have proven a little iffy to burn and a lot of players balk trying to use them.

 

You can either split up your project into 1 hour chunks or use the marvelous Span function of EVD 3. With span you can adjust the split points to where you want them and choose if you want the following disc to play automatically upon insert or have a menu to start it playing automatically. Splitting a project manually involves a lot more care and keeping track of what you are doing.

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It is 2:47 but the flaw comes in at 1:52 and above ;)

 

However it usually presents a little differently...

 

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I'm grasping at straw here :lol:

 

The Span option will split into as many discs as are needed. I have tested one project at 3 discs but haven't gone higher.

 

Want to make sure John actually has a Burner first then address that if we need to. (throw everything at the wall and see what sticks)

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myguggi: That's probably the problem. I thot they were DVD's but after looking at them, they are CD's. When Best Buy opens, I'll buy some DVDs. I thot DVD and CD were interchangeable. I'm very novice with this stuff. Thanks all for being patient with me. I am sure I'll have more questions as this project continues. I should go down to Costco and pay to have them do it but I want to segment things that are on each individual video Cassette and it would be too complicated to explain that to Costco I think.

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I got the Verbatim DVD-R and now I can record. My tapes are very grainy so I am going to take a tape down to Costco and have them transfer it to DVD and see what quality it is and compare the DVD's I recorded with my VCR to see if my VCR is not up to snuff. I cleaned the heads on mine but it is pretty old. It is a Panasonic Hi-Fi Stereo Omnivision. So I won't be back for a couple of days and I'll let you all know what the results are.

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