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Before acquiring EMC 10, I purchased the Hi-Speed USB CVD Creator (Belkin F5U228) which cam bundled with Ulead Video Studio 6. With that combintion I could view and listen to the capture of a VCR tape. I produced an AVI file and an MPG file, but ran into problems with burning, namely no matter what DVD format disk I tried it was either "not blank" or some other reason for not recording. EMC was recommended to me and trying use it to burn from either of the created files returned the same results. Now I have gone on to trying to capture the same tape using "Importing video from a video capture card" from the EMC 10 User Guide. ThereI get through the first 3 steps without and problem. At step 4 the Input box mentioned does not appear so I cannot chose between Composite and S-Video. Also the Options box does not appear, the preview window is blacked out and there is no audio. Looking back to the top I see that the analog device must be connected to either an AGP or PCI Bus or combined analog capture card. I guess the real conclusion is that I need a different capture card. I have an older Sony VCR with only Composite Video output connected through the USB Belkin card to a PC running Winows XP Pro SP2. Any suggestions? Eldred

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Before acquiring EMC 10, I purchased the Hi-Speed USB CVD Creator (Belkin F5U228) which cam bundled with Ulead Video Studio 6. With that combintion I could view and listen to the capture of a VCR tape. I produced an AVI file and an MPG file, but ran into problems with burning, namely no matter what DVD format disk I tried it was either "not blank" or some other reason for not recording. EMC was recommended to me and trying use it to burn from either of the created files returned the same results. Now I have gone on to trying to capture the same tape using "Importing video from a video capture card" from the EMC 10 User Guide. ThereI get through the first 3 steps without and problem. At step 4 the Input box mentioned does not appear so I cannot chose between Composite and S-Video. Also the Options box does not appear, the preview window is blacked out and there is no audio. Looking back to the top I see that the analog device must be connected to either an AGP or PCI Bus or combined analog capture card. I guess the real conclusion is that I need a different capture card. I have an older Sony VCR with only Composite Video output connected through the USB Belkin card to a PC running Winows XP Pro SP2. Any suggestions? Eldred

 

Do the captured video clips (either avi or mpg) play in Videowave and/or myDVD or in Windows media Player? If yes then there is nothing wrong with the capture and you should not bother about another capture setup. You problem is in creating/burning the DVD.

Could you describe in detail how you are doing the authoring/burning of your DVD?

 

Also list your computer specs especiall video card

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I produced an AVI file and an MPG file, but ran into problems with burning, namely no matter what DVD format disk I tried it was either "not blank" or some other reason for not recording.
Since you are getting the same results from two different burning applications, it sounds more like a problem with your DVD Burner. I'm a bit confused as exactly what the problem is.

 

Are you saying the disc will not play in your DVD player? Does the burned disc play at all the computer?

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Before acquiring EMC 10, I purchased the Hi-Speed USB CVD Creator (Belkin F5U228) which cam bundled with Ulead Video Studio 6. With that combintion I could view and listen to the capture of a VCR tape. I produced an AVI file and an MPG file, but ran into problems with burning, namely no matter what DVD format disk I tried it was either "not blank" or some other reason for not recording. EMC was recommended to me and trying use it to burn from either of the created files returned the same results. Now I have gone on to trying to capture the same tape using "Importing video from a video capture card" from the EMC 10 User Guide. ThereI get through the first 3 steps without and problem. At step 4 the Input box mentioned does not appear so I cannot chose between Composite and S-Video. Also the Options box does not appear, the preview window is blacked out and there is no audio. Looking back to the top I see that the analog device must be connected to either an AGP or PCI Bus or combined analog capture card. I guess the real conclusion is that I need a different capture card. I have an older Sony VCR with only Composite Video output connected through the USB Belkin card to a PC running Winows XP Pro SP2. Any suggestions? Eldred

 

Do you have a DVD burner? Does it show up in EMC 10? To find out, click on the EMC 10 icon, on your desktop, then when the program opens, click on Tools, then on Disc Information. What is the name of the burner that shows, if it does show?

 

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Thanks to each and all of you who responded to my post. I hope this will answer your respective questions and help you understand my situation.

 

First, the clips captured to my hard drive by Ulead play as previews without audio in RealPlayer within the Ulead program. Trying to play a preview within EMC 10 leads to a blacked-out display window. I have not tried any other video players. I have never been able to burn a disk with either program so the question of playing a burned disk with my dvd player is moot.

 

Within EMC 10 I am trying to follow the detailed steps in the Media Import Help Center topic "Importing video from a video capture card" as referenced in the User Guide, but cannnot because of the missing Options and Input boxes in the Media Import Window. (Perhaps missing because I have a USB capture input rather than PCI Bus capture input?)

 

Second, the burner is the HP Pavilion OEM IDE\CDROMHL-DT-ST DVRRW GWA-4166B Version 1823 My Device Manager tells me, "the device is operating properly." Supported media are listed CD ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R DL. It is identified in the tools menu of EMD 10. My Sound, Video and Game Controllers list includes Audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Driver, Legacy Video Capture Devices, Media Control Devices, Realtek High Definition Audio, andVideo Codecs. I can supply more detailed properties of these if that would be helpful.

 

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Thanks to each and all of you who responded to my post. I hope this will answer your respective questions and help you understand my situation.

 

First, the clips captured to my hard drive by Ulead play as previews without audio in RealPlayer within the Ulead program. Trying to play a preview within EMC 10 leads to a blacked-out display window. I have not tried any other video players. I have never been able to burn a disk with either program so the question of playing a burned disk with my dvd player is moot.

 

Within EMC 10 I am trying to follow the detailed steps in the Media Import Help Center topic "Importing video from a video capture card" as referenced in the User Guide, but cannnot because of the missing Options and Input boxes in the Media Import Window. (Perhaps missing because I have a USB capture input rather than PCI Bus capture input?)

 

Second, the burner is the HP Pavilion OEM IDE\CDROMHL-DT-ST DVRRW GWA-4166B Version 1823 My Device Manager tells me, "the device is operating properly." Supported media are listed CD ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R DL. It is identified in the tools menu of EMD 10. My Sound, Video and Game Controllers list includes Audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Driver, Legacy Video Capture Devices, Media Control Devices, Realtek High Definition Audio, andVideo Codecs. I can supply more detailed properties of these if that would be helpful.

 

Eldred

 

Until you can get a good capture that will play with audio and video, there is really not much point in worrying about burning a DVD.

 

Please list your computer specs especially audio & video cards

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Second, the burner is the HP Pavilion OEM IDE\CDROMHL-DT-ST DVRRW GWA-4166B
I had the exact same model in my HP Pavilion. HP replaced it twice because of failure. The last replacement recently stopped recognizing any blank disc that I inserted although it would still burn Lightscribe labels. I gave up and got a different brand. (Guess I should change my signature LOL)

 

So you may have a bad drive.

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Before acquiring EMC 10, I purchased the Hi-Speed USB CVD Creator (Belkin F5U228) which cam bundled with Ulead Video Studio 6. With that combintion I could view and listen to the capture of a VCR tape. I produced an AVI file and an MPG file, but ran into problems with burning, namely no matter what DVD format disk I tried it was either "not blank" or some other reason for not recording.

 

Pardon me for chiming in here..... but I agree that it sounds like a communications problem with the DVD burner.

 

Go to the HP site and under Support, see if there are any updates/firmware for your DVD burner. Some DVD burners need updates in order to burn the newer dvds.

 

You might be better off just using the Ulead to capture, edit and burn the video at first.

 

Once you've burned your first DVD, then we can try to help with the other problems you're having.

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ML,

 

Thanks for your sugestion. I had that possibility in mind but hadn't gotten around to it. I will try that. For the information of others who responded, I purchased a Pinnacle Movieboard PCI card which I have yet to install. I will keep you posted on the outcome.

 

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All,

 

The PCI capture card is installed. I captured a short clip from a VHS tape which played audio throughout, played both video and audio in preview, and made a file from which to burn disks. Burn is still not possible in any DVD creator package I have available, which now includes Pinnacle Studio as well as Ulead and EMC 10. I no longer fault EMC 10 for my problem. My so-called burn drive is listed on my HP Packing List, dated 08/24/2005, as follows: EGO39AV LIGHTSCRIBE DL 16X MAX DVD+/-R-R/RW DRIVE. The drive itself is labled, "Lightscribe DVD+/-Writer/CD-Writer. All drivers are up-to-date and it continues to refuse to write to any DVD+RW, DVD-R, or any other media in my possession. You all are right, my problem is not with any DVD creator package, and I thank you all for listening to me vent. Guess I'll have to take it up with the hardware folks, although HP's troubleshooter is of negligible help.

 

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All,

 

The PCI capture card is installed. I captured a short clip from a VHS tape which played audio throughout, played both video and audio in preview, and made a file from which to burn disks. Burn is still not possible in any DVD creator package I have available, which now includes Pinnacle Studio as well as Ulead and EMC 10. I no longer fault EMC 10 for my problem. My so-called burn drive is listed on my HP Packing List, dated 08/24/2005, as follows: EGO39AV LIGHTSCRIBE DL 16X MAX DVD+/-R-R/RW DRIVE. The drive itself is labled, "Lightscribe DVD+/-Writer/CD-Writer. All drivers are up-to-date and it continues to refuse to write to any DVD+RW, DVD-R, or any other media in my possession. You all are right, my problem is not with any DVD creator package, and I thank you all for listening to me vent. Guess I'll have to take it up with the hardware folks, although HP's troubleshooter is of negligible help.

 

Eldred

 

If you haven't done it already, go into Device Manager, and uninstall the Secondary Ide ATA controller, reboot your computer, and see if it will burn a DVD.

 

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Grandpabruce,

 

Well, this seems to be progress. At least, after uninstalling the Secondary ATA IDE controller and re-booting, I got a response from the disk drive. However it was not the response we were expecting. With either DVD-R or DVD+RW disk installed, the drive claims to be a "read only" device when I try to paste a .mpg file. I don't know how change that characteristic, do you?

 

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Grandpabruce,

 

Well, this seems to be progress. At least, after uninstalling the Secondary ATA IDE controller and re-booting, I got a response from the disk drive. However it was not the response we were expecting. With either DVD-R or DVD+RW disk installed, the drive claims to be a "read only" device when I try to paste a .mpg file. I don't know how change that characteristic, do you?

 

Eldred

 

Have you checked HP's site to see if there is updated firmware for that burner? What brand of media are you using?

 

Try Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.

 

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Grandpabruce,

 

Since my last update, I have been all over the HP IT Resource Center, I have a valid Total Care Extended Service Plan that expires in October of this year, but they don't recognize the contract Number. I found three Lightscribe drivers progressively dated in 2006, but the link to each of them returned the "This Page Cannot Be Displyed" error message.

 

Also, 'Update Driver' in the 'Device Manager' tells me there is no later driver available. I'm wondering if I would have had this same problem if I'd tried to make DVDs when the computer was brand new. Maybe, if I really want to do this, I'll have to consider replacing the drive as a last resort.

 

I have been using Memorex DVD-R and DVD+RW disks, but tried Sony DVD-R also.

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Grandpabruce,

 

Since my last update, I have been all over the HP IT Resource Center, I have a valid Total Care Extended Service Plan that expires in October of this year, but they don't recognize the contract Number. I found three Lightscribe drivers progressively dated in 2006, but the link to each of them returned the "This Page Cannot Be Displyed" error message.

 

Also, 'Update Driver' in the 'Device Manager' tells me there is no later driver available. I'm wondering if I would have had this same problem if I'd tried to make DVDs when the computer was brand new. Maybe, if I really want to do this, I'll have to consider replacing the drive as a last resort.

 

I have been using Memorex DVD-R and DVD+RW disks, but tried Sony DVD-R also.

 

 

Before I scrapped that burner, I would contact HP and let them know there is something wrong with their links.

 

A firmware update could very well take care of your problem.

 

BTW, most here would say ditch the Memorex and Sony, and get Verbatim. I am one of them. :)

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Grandpabruce,

 

I've had it. I just ordered a new eide ata internal drive with lightscribe. I will take your advice on brands . This string is finished. Thanks to everyone who tried to help. One grandpa to all the others, Eldred.

 

What drive did you order? I still wouldn't give up on the existing drive, just yet.

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I still wouldn't give up on the existing drive, just yet.

 

I wouldn't give up either.

 

You need the HP Customer Support and you can download the drivers and updates here by using the information on that packing sheet. http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/suppor...Display=drivers

 

Roxio also has some troubleshooting tips here and the pxengine update has fixed many burner problems. http://kb.roxio.com/content/kb/General%20I...mation/000008GN

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Sorry to be so late replying. I've been cleaning up the mess that a recent Microsoft security update made of my firewall, antivirus antispam suite. It was preventing me from opening certain linked pages everywhere on the internet, including HP customer support.

 

Now I should be able to update my drivers. Wrong! I found the driver I needed for my drive, but none of the optional burn programs would burn the CD I needed to complete the installation. You can all rest easy, I am about to install my new Ativa Lightscrive Multi DVD recorder. Again, adios. Eldred

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