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I am trying to download a vhs tape into my computer then edit it and burn to a dvd. I use the Roxio video capture UBS and the audio & video input cable that came with Roxio Creator special edition 2009. I attach one yellow RCA video cable to the back of my VCR/DVD recorder to an AV OUT video port and a white cable to a white port. When I play the VHS tape, nothing happens on my computer. No picture on the monitor and no download . Should this not go directly to my hard drive ? Do I need to use one of the features in Creator and if so which one ?. The Creator 2009 box states "Convert VHS to DVD " but no directions on how. I am a novice at this. Thank You, Thomas

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I am trying to download a vhs tape into my computer then edit it and burn to a dvd. I use the Roxio video capture UBS and the audio & video input cable that came with Roxio Creator special edition 2009. I attach one yellow RCA video cable to the back of my VCR/DVD recorder to an AV OUT video port and a white cable to a white port. When I play the VHS tape, nothing happens on my computer. No picture on the monitor and no download . Should this not go directly to my hard drive ? Do I need to use one of the features in Creator and if so which one ?. The Creator 2009 box states "Convert VHS to DVD " but no directions on how. I am a novice at this. Thank You, Thomas

Did you open up the "capture video" program?

 

Should look something like this:

 

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I am trying to download a vhs tape into my computer then edit it and burn to a dvd. I use the Roxio video capture UBS and the audio & video input cable that came with Roxio Creator special edition 2009. I attach one yellow RCA video cable to the back of my VCR/DVD recorder to an AV OUT video port and a white cable to a white port. When I play the VHS tape, nothing happens on my computer. No picture on the monitor and no download . Should this not go directly to my hard drive ? Do I need to use one of the features in Creator and if so which one ?. The Creator 2009 box states "Convert VHS to DVD " but no directions on how. I am a novice at this. Thank You, Thomas

 

Click on the desktop icon, then click on Video-Movies, then click on Capture Video.

 

You have no red audio out jack, on the back of your VCR?

 

Did you install the drivers for the capture device?

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Click on the desktop icon, then click on Video-Movies, then click on Capture Video.

 

You have no red audio out jack, on the back of your VCR?

 

Did you install the drivers for the captur

 

 

Thank you for the reply. I believe I have done everythink you asked except for the red audio jack. I don't have that cable but will get one and try it. I didn't think that was necessary. To all your other questions, yes, under capture video and Video Import the choices are : Transfer from camcorder, Import video from dvd, capture video from a video capture device.

I am trying to capture from a vhs tape in the recorder. Don't know if this makes any difference. I have already captured a different video from a camcorder directly to my computer using the method you said and all went well so the drivers must be installed. Thanks again for your help, Thomas

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"Thank you for the reply. I believe I have done everythink you asked except for the red audio jack. I don't have that cable but will get one and try it. I didn't think that was necessary. To all your other questions, yes, under capture video and Video Import the choices are : Transfer from camcorder, Import video from dvd, capture video from a video capture device.

I am trying to capture from a vhs tape in the recorder. Don't know if this makes any difference. I have already captured a different video from a camcorder directly to my computer using the method you said and all went well so the drivers must be installed. Thanks again for your help, "

 

Thomas

 

 

Look here http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=43928

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Be sure your VCR video output is in the yellow connector. I had a similar problem when I first tried to capture VHS from my old VCR. It only has two output ports (labeled audio and video), not three, and the cables are red and white. Connecting them to the same color connectors on the Roxio USB capture only gave me audio. I then switched the video output to the yellow connector and got both video and sound. As the link in the previous post indicates, yellow is the video connections.

 

I did this in the Roxio Media Import. Be sure you have selected Video (not Photo) and the USB capture device is selected. When you press play on your VCR you should see it play in the window.

 

 

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Thanks for all the help and I did find my problem thanks to your help. I had not installed the second cd and therefore no diiver. I told you I am a novice. I now have another problem. When I click on download, a window comes up saying " USB Controller Bandwidth Exceeded ". I am using a 6yr. old Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop. It has two USB ports. I only used one of them. Also this computer does not have a 2.0 UBS port. How do I go about getting more Bandwidth ?. Thomas

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:) I just ordered a 2 port USB 2.0 Card Bus Adapter. I think this will solve my final (?) problem. Thanks for all the assistance, it really has helped. This was my 1st time in a chat room. Thomas

 

Good luck. If that computer didn't have any USB 2.0 ports on it, it may not be up to snuff to run the Creator 2009 suite. Fingers crossed, that it is, though.

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:angry: I guess luck wasn't with me. I got a USB 2.0 card for my computer and also tried the program using a newer laptop with 2.0 USB ports installed and when I click on download the program freezes and the computers freeze and nothing happens. The VHS player/recorder shows up in the program window and everything seems to be ready to go but they both freeze ( the hour glass appears) and will not go away. I then have a difficult time getting out of the program and shutting down. Maybe the program isn't for laptops ?. Thanks,

Thomas

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:angry: I guess luck wasn't with me. I got a USB 2.0 card for my computer and also tried the program using a newer laptop with 2.0 USB ports installed and when I click on download the program freezes and the computers freeze and nothing happens. The VHS player/recorder shows up in the program window and everything seems to be ready to go but they both freeze ( the hour glass appears) and will not go away. I then have a difficult time getting out of the program and shutting down. Maybe the program isn't for laptops ?. Thanks,

Thomas

Well do you have a dvd recorder you use w/ your tv? You can record the entire length of the vhs tape onto the dvd w/ that recorder (using normal av cables), then capture that DVD w/ your pc's drive, then bring into videowave for editing, etc...

 

Not perfect, but looks like you are running out of options.

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Well do you have a dvd recorder you use w/ your tv? You can record the entire length of the vhs tape onto the dvd w/ that recorder (using normal av cables), then capture that DVD w/ your pc's drive, then bring into videowave for editing, etc...

 

Not perfect, but looks like you are running out of options.

 

The OP in his initial post states that he a a VCR/DVD recorder unit. Why doesn't he simply burn the DVD from the VHS tape in the unit? Unless I am totally lost, isn't what the VCR/DVD Recorders are meant to do?

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The OP in his initial post states that he a a VCR/DVD recorder unit. Why doesn't he simply burn the DVD from the VHS tape in the unit? Unless I am totally lost, isn't what the VCR/DVD Recorders are meant to do?

That's a good question....

 

Hopefully Thomas will jump back in and let us know....

 

BTW:

 

Let's hope that this isn't a commercial VHS tape. :o

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You two are correct . Iwas just being stubborn ! The outside of the Creator 2009 box says ," Convert VHS to DVD" and all the hardware is included. So this is what I wanted to do without using the VHS/DVD recorder to convert the VHS into a DVD. I could therefore edit without the extra step before burning the DVD. I am still disappointed that I can not do this without the extra step. Wonder if others have the same problem or is it just me and my laptop ?. Thanks again for all the info, Thomas

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You two are correct . Iwas just being stubborn ! The outside of the Creator 2009 box says ," Convert VHS to DVD" and all the hardware is included. So this is what I wanted to do without using the VHS/DVD recorder to convert the VHS into a DVD. I could therefore edit without the extra step before burning the DVD. I am still disappointed that I can not do this without the extra step. Wonder if others have the same problem or is it just me and my laptop ?. Thanks again for all the info, Thomas

I've gotta assume the age of your laptop, coupled w/ your above-described USB issue, lead to this issue. Do the specs on the capture device talk about the type of usb necessary?

 

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The newest of my 2 laptops is a Dell Inspiron 6000 purchased on 11/10/2005. It came with USB 2.0 ports . The capture device does require 2.0 USB. My 6yr. old Inspiron 8200 is the one that had no 2.0 USB. I just purchased a SIIG Hi-Speed USB CardBus Dual for it and this seemed to solve the problem until I clicked on download and got the freeze up. The Inspiron 6000 did the same thing. Thomas

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The newest of my 2 laptops is a Dell Inspiron 6000 purchased on 11/10/2005. It came with USB 2.0 ports . The capture device does require 2.0 USB. My 6yr. old Inspiron 8200 is the one that had no 2.0 USB. I just purchased a SIIG Hi-Speed USB CardBus Dual for it and this seemed to solve the problem until I clicked on download and got the freeze up. The Inspiron 6000 did the same thing. Thomas

 

Perhaps some of your problems are video card or adaptor related. Are you able to do any editing on any video using Videowave?

What are you video card specs?

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