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Just purchased Roxio Easy VHS to DVD and hooked up properly. When I record the vidoe, it has periodic delays. Seems like some kind of callibration issue. VCR plays fine into regular TV. Have tested several different tapes. HELP!

 

Shut down any background programs that you have running, when you capture the video. And, forget the plug and burn. Capture to your hard drive first, then burn to a DVD.

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Shut down any background programs that you have running, when you capture the video. And, forget the plug and burn. Capture to your hard drive first, then burn to a DVD.

 

Thanks.

It is better, but still has short hesitation/periodic stops and starts. I used the DV as the capture setting. Others were worse. Could there be an issue with the computer I am trying to use this on? I looked for all the system requirements and have them. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with an 8XDVD+/-RW Drive. Any other ideas?

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Just got an answer from Roxio Customer Service with instructions to download an update. Tried several times, including reinstalling original software as instructed when I got an error message stating "Softwre Not Found". Keep getting the same error message when I try to install the patch. Can anyone help me (and Roxio, as it is clear they are confused too).

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Just got an answer from Roxio Customer Service with instructions to download an update. Tried several times, including reinstalling original software as instructed when I got an error message stating "Softwre Not Found". Keep getting the same error message when I try to install the patch. Can anyone help me (and Roxio, as it is clear they are confused too).

 

What is the video card on that system? How much free space do you have on the storage drive? Is the drive defragmented?

What version number do you get (including SP number) when you check using "About"? Could be that your software is already updated when you bought it and that is why you get the "software not found" message.

 

The "delays" happen while capturing right? Do they appear at the same points in the video when played?

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What is the video card on that system? How much free space do you have on the storage drive? Is the drive defragmented?

What version number do you get (including SP number) when you check using "About"? Could be that your software is already updated when you bought it and that is why you get the "software not found" message.

 

The "delays" happen while capturing right? Do they appear at the same points in the video when played?

 

Integrated 10/100 Netowrk Card and Modem for Inspirion (think that is what you want?); Tons of free space; yes drive is defragmented. Yes delays happen while capturing, but they happen so often it is hard to tell if it is at the same point.

Got more instructions from Roxio, another download, but no improvement.

Thinking of uninstalling and taking this piece of junk back to the store.

PS...if I uninstall from my add/remove programs, do I need to have the disc in? As you can see, I am far from computer literate.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

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Integrated 10/100 Netowrk Card and Modem for Inspirion (think that is what you want?); Tons of free space; yes drive is defragmented. Yes delays happen while capturing, but they happen so often it is hard to tell if it is at the same point.

Got more instructions from Roxio, another download, but no improvement.

Thinking of uninstalling and taking this piece of junk back to the store.

PS...if I uninstall from my add/remove programs, do I need to have the disc in? As you can see, I am far from computer literate.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

No, that has nothing to do with a video card/graphics adaptor. Right click on myComputer, then click Properties/Hardware and then Device Manager. Then click on Display Adaptors and list what it says.

How much free space do your have, "tons of free space" means nothing.

Delays while capturing usually means that your video system is not capable of keeping up.

The "piece of junk" is not the software. From reading the specs of the Dell Inspiron 6000 it looks like that system does not meet the specs required for capturing video.

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I would think that the PC would do the job OK… But keep in mind what is going on here…

 

Information is coming into the computer at several hundred mbps. That data has to be put away as the data inflow is relentless!!! The input data never stops pauses or slows down and every single byte passes through your CPU on its’ way to your HDD.

 

Any competing process, even moving your mouse, takes a slice or more from the CPU.

 

I have mine running on a Dell Mini 10 with a mere 1.5Ghz processor and it works fine. I have run it, for giggles, on a 550Mhz and I swear it misses more than it collects :lol:

 

Not clear on where you are seeing this problem???

 

During Capture?

 

During Edit?

 

After Burn, during Play?

 

One other good test, is to use another source. In place of your VCR, use the Out from your TV.

 

Also swapping out the RCA wires.

 

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