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Transferred A Home Vhs Movie To Dvd-r - Problem


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I copied a home movies VHS tape from the 80's directly to DVD-R through dvd copier.

 

When I put the DVD into my dell inspiron 1520/vista 32 bit to copy to hard drive for editing it shows no files existing.

 

I can play the DVD through a DVD player works fine. I try to open it in media player and it shows up as a CD/Audio track.

 

When I load to my desktop Windows XP I can view the DVD files contained on disk as video_ts file with .iso and .vob extensions for various objects. How do I proceed with getting DVD on my dell inspiron with creator 10?

 

I can try loading to my pc and then capturing to laptop with my dazzle device but this seems a little time consuming?

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Use Windows Explorer to look at the disc.

 

There should be a VIDEO_TS folder on it but no folder marked xxxxVR.

 

The VIDEO_TS folder should contain files ending in IFO, BUP & VOB.

 

IF that is what you have, you should be able to copy the VOB files to your HD and then Add each one to VideoWave.

 

But VR and VRO will be the deal breakers!

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I don't think you should be able to copy a VHS directly to a DVD.A VHS is an analog source and should need to be captured in real time.

Another thing is media player,if it's Windows Media Player,needs to have a plugin added to be able to play DVD's.If you don't have it then all you may see is the audio track.

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I don't think you should be able to copy a VHS directly to a DVD.A VHS is an analog source and should need to be captured in real time.

Another thing is media player,if it's Windows Media Player,needs to have a plugin added to be able to play DVD's.If you don't have it then all you may see is the audio track.

 

DVD Recorders do it all the time. You connect to the recorder and select that port as your input and record.

 

I don't know why but it keeps showing up as an audio cd with no information but says track01

And that type of recording seems to be your problem… Put the disc back in your Recorder and Finalize it. (I am guessing it was a 'dash' disc. If you use 'plus' discs for this they work a lot better)

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DVD Recorders do it all the time. You connect to the recorder and select that port as your input and record.

 

 

And that type of recording seems to be your problem… Put the disc back in your Recorder and Finalize it. (I am guessing it was a 'dash' disc. If you use 'plus' discs for this they work a lot better)

 

Why would a 'plus' disc work a lot better than a 'dash' disc?

 

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I'm a bit confused. Just what do you mean by "copied a home movies VHS tape from the 80's directly to DVD-R through dvd copier"?

 

Exactly what equipment are you using?

 

What happens when you use the Capture program in EMC 10? Can the program capture the movie on the DVD?

 

If you have a Dazzle, you should be able to connect the VHS player to the Dazzle, then connect the Dazzle to the computer's USB port. As tbrewst said, capture is done in real time and it is time consuming.

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yeah that didn't work. so when I was at my mom's I used her dvd player which happens to allow for copying from vhs to dvd (zenith something from about 3-5 years ago.) the VHS tape was from the 80's, there are slots for tapes and dvds in the zenith and allows for copying and finalizing. Which were both completed.

 

i came home and my newest dvd player will not play, my laptop shows it is an audio file. My older dvd players and my older windows xp pc show the files and have no problem playing. I have NO idea what is going on.

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Talk about Guru Drift!!!

 

Walt: You are correct, I assumed the OP used a DVD Recorder… As it turns out, he did, but you are correct it was not clearly stated.

 

'Plus' works better because it cannot do VR Format in most recorders and does not need to be Finalized! It is good to go when it pops out of the tray.

 

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okay so you guys are all smart and stuff..

 

does anyone actually have an answer to my question? Why can I view the files on an older DVD player and on my Windows XP but cannot find it at all on my vista ldell inspiron 1520 laptop (shows an audio disc) or my new DVD player?

 

Even though i have a DVD of the video that I copied through a Zenith player that allows direct copy from VHS to DVD-R, I had to recapture the entire thing through Dazzle in order to edit it in EMC 10. Why is this?

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okay so you guys are all smart and stuff..

 

does anyone actually have an answer to my question? Why can I view the files on an older DVD player and on my Windows XP but cannot find it at all on my vista ldell inspiron 1520 laptop (shows an audio disc) or my new DVD player?

 

Even though i have a DVD of the video that I copied through a Zenith player that allows direct copy from VHS to DVD-R, I had to recapture the entire thing through Dazzle in order to edit it in EMC 10. Why is this?

 

I'm late to this discussion but the obvious answer is to ask Zenith. That is not a put down, just the best alternative. Perhaps they can help.

 

This is now turning into a discussion about discs and Zenith. Perhaps this would better be handled in the general section where almost anything can be discussed.

 

Also older, cheaper players are not as picky in reading a DVD. Many people have found out that a player from a no name (A.Nom) will read stuff that the high priced Sony or other will not read.

 

As for your computer - it may be how Vista is set up.

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okay so you guys are all smart and stuff..

 

does anyone actually have an answer to my question? Why can I view the files on an older DVD player and on my Windows XP but cannot find it at all on my vista ldell inspiron 1520 laptop (shows an audio disc) or my new DVD player?

 

Even though i have a DVD of the video that I copied through a Zenith player that allows direct copy from VHS to DVD-R, I had to recapture the entire thing through Dazzle in order to edit it in EMC 10. Why is this?

Did you try it with a DVD+RW?

 

You are getting answers but not using them…

 

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