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Just intalled Roxio VHS to DVD yesterday. Am using a stand alone VHS player with RCA and sound cable. The onscreen monitor shows the video fine until I click capture and then it gets choppy, both audio and video.

I have already checked the DMA as directed and it is set as 4095 on an XP computer. I have a HD with 320GB and nearly 300 GB free. Ram is1.5GB

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Just intalled Roxio VHS to DVD yesterday. Am using a stand alone VHS player with RCA and sound cable. The onscreen monitor shows the video fine until I click capture and then it gets choppy, both audio and video.

I have already checked the DMA as directed and it is set as 4095 on an XP computer. I have a HD with 320GB and nearly 300 GB free. Ram is1.5GB

 

The on screen preview is not a good indicator of your captured video. Does the captured video also show the "choppiness"?

Have you shutdown all running applications,creensave,internet,anti-virus etc, while capturing?

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Just intalled Roxio VHS to DVD yesterday. Am using a stand alone VHS player with RCA and sound cable. The onscreen monitor shows the video fine until I click capture and then it gets choppy, both audio and video.

I have already checked the DMA as directed and it is set as 4095 on an XP computer. I have a HD with 320GB and nearly 300 GB free. Ram is1.5GB

 

I made sure that screensaver, power saver, firewall, and anti virus are all off and re-tried. Same situation. The file saved from the capture exibited the same choppiness as above. I have been using the composite setting and the single video cable

 

In addition, I used a long s-video cord with that setting and played the VHS tape thru a VCR attached to my entertainment center. Using that method I could get no signal at all. The video tape was playing perfectly on the TV at the time.

 

I will consider returning the Roxio setup if I cannot solve this soon.

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Of course it is a Hardware device and they can go bad early on…

 

However there are far more ways for a user and his setup to cause trouble than Hardware failures :lol:

 

The "…long s-video cord…" is scary statement! I have this image of the VCR in the living room with your PC upstairs and your cat entangled in the wiring on the stairs… :o

 

List your PC specs, you have told us next to nothing about it, like why you were tinkering with DMA???

 

Meanwhile, let's go over some basics:

 

Capture device needs to be plugged into a USB port in the back of your PC. Don't use front, monitor, keyboard or hubs!

 

Keep all wiring as short as possible and keep it stable so it isn't swinging in the breeze.

 

For testing, unplug all USB devices that you can and anything else that is drawing power from your PC.

 

Try different tapes and try a different device like a DVD Player or a camcorder with Analogue output.

 

Let us know what happens…

 

If you got it from Roxio, keep tabs on that 30 day return policy so it doesn't expire before you decide what you need to do!

 

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This reply process is too confusing when it always reprints all replies. I think I made some replies that just included other peoples comments.

I had made a complete explanation but the "moderator"? showed an error and I lost eveything. I will try one more time.

To: Jim Hardin:

1. Long S-video was 25 ft because the other VCRs did not have a port and I went to my entertainment center VCR.

2. Other pc specs: the only things I didn't mention before were that it is an AMD 3300 at 2.19MHZ and has SP3 installed.

3. I moved the USB to the back of the PC and it was the only port used. I ran it from a different VCR and with a different video tape. The results were better but still a little choppy. I saved the capture after for 30 minutes and the playback was only a little bit choppy but the audio was not synchronized at all.

At this point I believe the problem is with the software since the problems do not appear until I start capture.

And the problem is evident after saving and playing with Media Player.

 

 

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