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Protect Signal error is causing way too much grief. This thread is for a rational discussion about this problem with the intent to work toward a solution.

 

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This is not an Install thread, we assume you are up and running and will not address those problems here.

 

Keep it to the theme of solution and your continuations will be most welcome!

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Basics: Not too technical… There is a linear path to a captured file – Source >>> Device >>> PC

 

The Source is anything that produces an Analog signal.

The Device converts that Analog signal into a Digital signal and passes that to the PC.

The PC then converts that raw Digital signal into a standard Digital Video (AVI) or standard mpeg format and saves it to the HD.

 

So we can narrow the problem to 1 or 2 or even 3 locations! :lol:

 

Possible Causes:

We are going to rule out step 3, the PC. That is the Easy VHS to DVD software itself. It is in the capture path and it is actually the part that identifies and issues the error! But we will leave it out of the discussion for this very simple reason… We can't fix it!!!

 

Roxio can and will tweak it, to be sure, but it is beyond our control.

 

I suggest these 2 are what we look into:

  • Source - Low or intermittent signal
  • USB Device problems

Possible Solutions

Source:

Run Camcorders on AC Adapter – never just battery

Good connections and no dangling wires – keep them stable.

No extra adapters between Source and Device

Fully wind then Rewind tape before capture

Re-record tape

Pass thru – Source OUT to a VCR or DVD Player IN then Player OUT to the Device

 

Device:

Good stable plugs & wires - Keep wire runs short (long runs=signal and power losses)

Connect to a USB port in the back of the PC

Disconnect all other USB devices that you can

Don't run any unnecessary programs during capture

 

 

I have an 8MM tape that gives me multiple "Protected Signal" errors when capturing into Easy VHS to DVD software yet when I capture same tape into Windows Movie Maker or into an open source capture program, I never experience a problem. This make ne believe problem is indeed the program .

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I have an 8MM tape that gives me multiple "Protected Signal" errors when capturing into Easy VHS to DVD software yet when I capture same tape into Windows Movie Maker or into an open source capture program, I never experience a problem. This make ne believe problem is indeed the program .

What about the hook-up? Length of wires etc???

 

What OS are you running? – Oops, must be XP as it WMM won't work for capture in Vista! What SP and what version of Media Player?

 

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