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When I am transfering VHS to my computer the picture on the Roxio VHS to DVD screen is flickering but it is ok on my camcorder screen and unfortunately that flickering is carried over when I burn to disc. Can anyone tell me how I can rectify this?

 

 

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You need to test by connecting another analoge device and capturing to see if it does the same thing.

 

Would be nice if you post your PC specs too.

 

Also look through cdanteek's pinned post at the top and compare his Driver pictures with your Device Manager.

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The device thinks your tape has anti-copy on it. Because anti-copy is nothing more than an artificial video error, actual errors can sometimes make digital conversion devices act up like they would on a copy-protected VHS tape.

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The device thinks your tape has anti-copy on it. Because anti-copy is nothing more than an artificial video error, actual errors can sometimes make digital conversion devices act up like they would on a copy-protected VHS tape.

Or it could be the cable or the video circuit or the PC or…

 

No one simple answer, testing is required.

 

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Mine is doing the same thing. I don't know what to do to fix the problem. I have everything I need to operate the program. The flicker will not go away. Roxio support isn't helping me fix the problem either. :angry2:

I also tried loading it onto my laptop, it's a new gateway, and it will not load the software. Anyone have any suggestions to reload the software onto a different computer.

Edited by Ramiro

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Mine is doing the same thing. I don't know what to do to fix the problem. I have everything I need to operate the program. The flicker will not go away. Roxio support isn't helping me fix the problem either. :angry2:

I also tried loading it onto my laptop, it's a new gateway, and it will not load the software. Anyone have any suggestions to reload the software onto a different computer.

Re-read the thread and perform the tests I suggested. – Philip hasn’t been here since he posted.

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I am having the same problem. Just purchased software and loaded and working fine except for bad flickering. I am trying to capture my daughters baby video on dvd for her 21st birthday on Saturday so getting desperate... The video works perfectly in plug and burn window until I click Capture Now then sound deteriorates and picture jumps and flickers and thats how it stays after burning to dvd. I have tried 2 other videos that do the same thing. Read in earlier comment to try another analog device but I only have the VHS player available. Computer has all the system requirements except only 256mb ram. If you think this is the problem I will install another 1gb ram tomorrow but do not want to do this if it wont help. Have Dell 2.6ghz, Windows xp, and high speed 2.0 port (just installed today to try to solve issue to no avail). Would really appreciate some help thanks

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The RAM is a little low, 512mb minimum.

 

Do you have a Video Card or running on a chipset? (low RAM usually mean low end PCs and they take many shortcuts to keep the price down)

 

Running XP or Vista?

 

Big problem with Me Too posts like yours is that nothing is similar – your PC isn’t even close and none of the other posters are using PAL…

 

Your SCART adapter (I am guessing that you are using one) may be part of the problem too.

 

I outlined the needed testing in the 2nd post but as you can see not a single poster ever came back…

 

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Running XP as stated. Not sure what scart adapter is ?? Can you explain what that is please? Is it S-video adapter? Should I be using something else?

 

running on chipset.

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Running XP as stated. Not sure what scart adapter is ?? Can you explain what that is please? Is it S-video adapter? Should I be using something else?

 

running on chipset.

Missed the XP – running a chipset with XP, surprised it even works...

 

If you don’t know what a SCART is, you most likely don’t have one.

 

What were the results of the testing with another source?

 

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Hi guys, I'm glad I'm not the only one having this problem... In my case I know all the answers:

 

- yes, video flickers when capturing with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD but the VHS tape is fine

- yes, I have tried with another capturing device (Conexant analog PCI card) and there is not any flickering at all

- yes I'm using a SCART to RCA cable to connect a Sony VCR to the Roxio hardware and I guess either the Roxio driver or the hardware is the problem

- no, Roxio support doesn't help at all !! I guess they are volunteers who know nothing about Roxio soft or hardware

 

I've installed Roxio Easy VHS to DVD over Windows XP SP3 and video flickering happens in all computers I have tried: a Toshiba laptop, an LG laptop and a "white" desktop. I've a good enough hardware configuration: normally 4GB DDR, Intel Core Duo CPU around 2.4GHz (depends on the computer but they are quite similar), graphics card with quite enough memory (128M, 256M) not shared, bla, bla, bla,...

 

Now, can anyone tell me why can't I have video capturing with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD without flickering?????? I would appreciate because I spent 60 US dollars plus shipment expenses and it is to soon to consider them a waste... I guess!

 

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Hi guys, I'm glad I'm not the only one having this problem... In my case I know all the answers:

 

- yes, video flickers when capturing with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD but the VHS tape is fine

- yes, I have tried with another capturing device (Conexant analog PCI card) and there is not any flickering at all

- yes I'm using a SCART to RCA cable to connect a Sony VCR to the Roxio hardware and I guess either the Roxio driver or the hardware is the problem

- no, Roxio support doesn't help at all !! I guess they are volunteers who know nothing about Roxio soft or hardware

 

I've installed Roxio Easy VHS to DVD over Windows XP SP3 and video flickering happens in all computers I have tried: a Toshiba laptop, an LG laptop and a "white" desktop. I've a good enough hardware configuration: normally 4GB DDR, Intel Core Duo CPU around 2.4GHz (depends on the computer but they are quite similar), graphics card with quite enough memory (128M, 256M) not shared, bla, bla, bla,...

 

Now, can anyone tell me why can't I have video capturing with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD without flickering?????? I would appreciate because I spent 60 US dollars plus shipment expenses and it is to soon to consider them a waste... I guess!

Yes we are all volunteers here and yes we do know quite a bit about the software and the device. But most of use are US and have never seen a SCART!

 

Most likely it isn’t going to run on a Laptop as they just don’t have the hardware to do video.

 

You didn’t mention what V2D Service Pack you have installed.

 

Since you have XP try doing a test capture in Windows Movie Maker.

 

And try skipping the SCART and hooking directly to a RCA source, like the back of a TV Output. Also keep your wire runs short a meter or so max. (this is to rule out other interference during tests and may be extended later)

 

I have run this device on 3 PC’s and have yet to see any ‘flicker’. I have seen one person who plugged their PC into another outlet and found the answer :lol:

 

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Hi Jim,

 

are you working for Roxio? Just beacuse that part of "volunteers" was intended to classify Roxio support, not the good guys coming up here...

 

Anyhow, I'm sure my problem is not SCART or the cable itself because I use it on another computer, on another capture card and it works fine. So, the problem is Roxio and only Roxio. I keep investigating this malfunction and I am now taking serious what one of the guys said here about "protected videos" and the possibility of Roxio taking some VHS video signals (composite) as protected images !!!!! I am using SP2, of course, and after reading the "improvements" done on SP2 I am now almost convinced that Roxio software takes some VHS videos (probably the ones taken as low-quality) as protected videos...

 

"Flickering" is typical of A/V readers not able to (or not wanting to) read protected signals (audio or video). I guess that is the problem with this Roxio Easy VHS to DVD soft/hardware set !!!! At least I already gave an important step (for me and human kind): there's one or another VHS cassette with what no flickering happens during capturing!!!!

 

Anyhow, it's a Roxio limitation and I already suggested them to issue SP3 for this Roxio stuff with what I hope there will not be misinterpretation of video signals (low/high quality is always subjective but electronics should be above subjectivity, don't you think so?).

 

 

POST-SCRIPTUM & LAST MINUTE UPDATE:

Jim, we gave another big step for us and for human kind: with Windows Movie Maker and using Roxio VHS to DVD hardware, in same conditions, there is NO FLICKERING!! So, the problem is the Roxio software, not the hardware. I love you man! Thanks for the hint regarding Windows Movie Maker. I hope Roxio support learns something with us...

Edited by op351

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Well it just doesn’t work out that way for everyone else… I have been using it since it first cam out and never see it. That even includes old taps from the 80’s and they were used time and time again.

 

I don’t think you understand that the converter sends a signal to the software. That signal is either Yes or No there is no weak or in between to it! So one software will capture exactly the same as any other.

 

No I don’t work for Roxio, those that do will be clearly identified.

 

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Op351, 'Gidday' from New Zealand.

 

I'm wondering if frame rate has anything to do with the flickering some folks are seeing. Can you tell me please what frequency your ac power and computer screens run at in Portugal? Is it 50Hz or 60Hz?

 

It would be interesting to see what frame rate Windows Movie Maker and the Roxio software use on their outputs, and if that has any effect on this.

 

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hi Brendon,

 

we use here 220Vac, 50Hz (European standard) and our TV system is PAL. I too am interested on having a final understanding of this Roxio set performance because this little thing brings some advantages: signal conversion looks pretty good, small hardware it's almost just like a cable (no big space needed) and seems not to be heavy for computers and users (I should say I agree with that "Easy" classification they use for its commercial presentation.

 

Roxio should use better their customers experience to improve their products performance (like this FLICKERING matter, for instance, which is a problem for some users, indeed).

 

Regards!

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Interesting, since Jeanette [above] will also have 50Hz power supply and a PAL system TV at 25 f.p.s., compared to the 60Hz NTSC system at 29.97 f.p.s. used in the USA. I'm wondering if the flickering is due to the different frame rate.

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Interesting, since Jeanette [above] will also have 50Hz power supply and a PAL system TV at 25 f.p.s., compared to the 60Hz NTSC system at 29.97 f.p.s. used in the USA. I'm wondering if the flickering is due to the different frame rate.

Sounds good until you stop and think - Why Now!

 

If were actually a flaw it would have been there from day One for all PAL users…

 

The Device has been out for 6 ½ months and the V2D combo for 4 months. In all that time, 2 users have flickering.

 

Edit: I did pass it along to Tech Support anyway...

Edited by Jim_Hardin

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Could be because it takes months for things to get to where we are, Jim. Apart from that, we have seen errors take months to surface, though.

 

Op351, if you could tell me step-by-step [because I haven't overly much experience with this gadget yet] what I need to do to demonstrate the flickering or not, I'll be pleased to take an afternoon soon and wind up the system to see if I can reproduce the problem. I don't have a video camera, but I do have a VHS player.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Brendon, you're right, new products take some time to be consolidated in the market. I have the feeling that in Europe the brand Roxio is not that much strong!! I got my Easy VHS to DVD straight from Roxio, using Internet (maybe it didn't like to cross Atlantic ocean).

 

Anyway, I wish I could do what you ask me!! The only thing I know is that for some tapes I see flickering for others no. It's even more difficult because they are about the same age (some VHS records I made many years ago) and all of them look, apparently, very similar if we talk about the tape conservation. Because I don't remember what cameras I have used for capturing, I can't tell you that too. My VHS VCR is a Sony SLV-SE800 which is also (still) in a very good shape.

 

Finally, let me remind you that I own too a computer where I have installed an old TV/video capture PCI card, Conexant 2388 drivers, with what I see no flickering at all.

 

Sorry, this is everything I can tell you. I hope Roxio will upgrade the V2D software which is quite bad in other aspects than the video processing.

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Oh, now it is an intermittent software problem that failed to show up for 6 ½ months.

 

We call that grasping at straws :lol:

 

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Hi everyone, have been interested in following all the comments. I have tried this software on my daughters desktop with much higher specs than mine and still the flickering continues......I dont have as much understanding of how this works technically but can someone explain to me why when I am playing my videos thru Roxio program they play perfectly with clear picture and sound but it is only when I click the 'Capture Now" button that it all turns to custard???

 

Many thanks

A very frustrated Kiwi

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Hi Jeanette,

 

I'm gathering that you're capturing from a VHS player. Can you tell me exactly how you are doing it [what hardware you're using to connect, and what software program you're using and steps you're taking] so I can try and reproduce the effect/error?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hi Jim,

 

let me tell you, using my best English, that intermittent means something that for the same conditions sometimes happens, sometimes not. But what I said was that in some VHS tapes the video flickers (and it flickers always) and in other tapes the video does not flicker (and never flickers in this case). Therefore, there is not intermittence.

 

This means that Roxio Easy VHS to DVD has a very bad video processing, very much dependent of I don't know what (I wish I knew). I also said that with other video capturing card I never see any flickering with exactly the same tapes mentioned above.

 

Fortunately for me, someone else (Jeanette) already stated here that she has similar problems which means that Roxio software has some kind of bug. Unfortunately for me Roxio is giving no support at all and I am almost considering the 60+ US dollars I paid a waste...

 

Brendon, I keep capturing video-tapes and I will let you know if I notice any particular detail which can help you in your investigation. Regards,

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Hi Brendon

Yes I am using a video recorder (Mitsubishi Black Diamond) old but works fine and using Roxio easy VHS to Dvd software and the hardware provided connected to usb port and at other end I have a two prong cable, one with red plug connected to Video out and white plug connected to Audio out. To connect these two cables the red plug is in the yellow Roxio adapter and the white plug is connected to the Roxio double black plug marked audio in. When running the software I have tried "Plug and Burn" where the VHS supposedly burns to DVD and I have tried "Capture Video" (in the hopes of editing) and then burning to DVD. As stated when trying both "Capture Video" and "Plug and Burn" the video plays perfectly in the small square screen with both sound and picture appearing perfect. I then click the "Capture Now" button while the video is playing and it falters momentarily then starts jumping and flickering with intermittent sound. After capturing I go to My Videos and play this back using various software including Windows Media Player and VHS player and the results are inaudible, flickering crap.

Any help would be gratefully accepted Jeanette (Dunedin)

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