Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 11 Guests (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • 0
jtees

easy vhs to dvd mac

Question

14 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

It will take a long time to convert the video so open Activity Monitor in your Utilities folder to check if the processor is still working on something. I've read some posts where users say the conversion doesn't work with longer captures but does with shorter ones. Maybe that is what's happening here. If you have the full version of Toast (not just Toast 9 Basic) you can use its convert window to convert the video to DV or H.264 for import to iMovie as a separate step.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Just wanted to know if that worked, I am also having a problem editing in IMOVIE the video shows in the library but once I click the video I get no matching video. I also contacted MAC support they were unable to find the solution to this problem. If someone knows please share. As stated the video is in the library but once I click the video it states no matching video. I also search in IMOVIE folder and the video.mov shows in the folder but still wont open in IMOVIE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Just wanted to know if that worked, I am also having a problem editing in IMOVIE the video shows in the library but once I click the video I get no matching video. I also contacted MAC support they were unable to find the solution to this problem. If someone knows please share. As stated the video is in the library but once I click the video it states no matching video. I also search in IMOVIE folder and the video.mov shows in the folder but still wont open in IMOVIE.

I want to make sure I understand what you are describing. At the end of recording the video there is a window giving you the option to export it to iMovie. Are you saying you selected that but the resulting file is not playable? Can you play it with QuickTime Player?

 

Here is something to test. Add the video capture file (the original one; not the one converted for iMovie) and add it to the Toast Video window with DVD-video selected as the format. Choose Save as Disc Image. When that is finished, use the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window to mount that disc image file. This should launch DVD player where you can watch the movie. Does this work?

 

Do you have a full version of Toast or just the Toast 9 Basic that came with the capture device?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I INITIALLY THOUGHT IT WAS RELATED TO THE LENGTH OF THE MOVIE BEING COPIED (OVER 4 OR 5 MINUTES) BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS. IS VERY SPORADIC. THE TITLE OF THE MOVIE SHOWS UP IN THE EVNET LIST IN IMOVIE BUT THERE IS NO ATTACHED VIDEO NOR CAN ONE BE TRANSFERRED IN. SOMETIMES THE TRANSFER WORKS FINE BUT USUALLY IT DOES NOT AND I HAVE TO START OVER. I HAVE THE BASIC TOAST THAT COMES WITH THE VHS TO DVD FOR MAC PACKAGE. ROXIO HAS BEEN OF NO HELP. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I INITIALLY THOUGHT IT WAS RELATED TO THE LENGTH OF THE MOVIE BEING COPIED (OVER 4 OR 5 MINUTES) BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS. IS VERY SPORADIC. THE TITLE OF THE MOVIE SHOWS UP IN THE EVNET LIST IN IMOVIE BUT THERE IS NO ATTACHED VIDEO NOR CAN ONE BE TRANSFERRED IN. SOMETIMES THE TRANSFER WORKS FINE BUT USUALLY IT DOES NOT AND I HAVE TO START OVER. I HAVE THE BASIC TOAST THAT COMES WITH THE VHS TO DVD FOR MAC PACKAGE. ROXIO HAS BEEN OF NO HELP. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

I don't know what the reason is for this. I do know it helped me on a different issue to have iMovie open before I started the conversion. Please do not use all capitals in your posts. It is hard to read and is only used to indicate shouting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
when i import into imovie 09 the event shows up but imovie does not open the video, any suggestions.

I am having the exact same problem, short clips work fine (under a minute) when going into imovie, but anything longer I receive the "no matching video" message even though the title of the converted video is listed in the Event Library in imovie. Have downloaded the latest update1.03; any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
I am having the exact same problem, short clips work fine (under a minute) when going into imovie, but anything longer I receive the "no matching video" message even though the title of the converted video is listed in the Event Library in imovie. Have downloaded the latest update1.03; any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

My best guess is this is a bug in the Roxio application. Until it is fixed you probably need to use a different tool to convert the mpeg 2 video file captured by the device to either MPEG-4 or DV for import to iMovie. The full version of Toast can do this as can Popcorn. MPEG Streamclip can do it if you have Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component ($20 online from Apple). The only advice I have is to open iMovie before exporting the movie from the Roxio device or capture in multiple small clips for joining in iMovie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
My best guess is this is a bug in the Roxio application. Until it is fixed you probably need to use a different tool to convert the mpeg 2 video file captured by the device to either MPEG-4 or DV for import to iMovie. The full version of Toast can do this as can Popcorn. MPEG Streamclip can do it if you have Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component ($20 online from Apple). The only advice I have is to open iMovie before exporting the movie from the Roxio device or capture in multiple small clips for joining in iMovie.

Thanks, I do have Toast 10 Platinum, what would the steps be in transferring to that and then working in imovie. I am not familiar with Streamclip, would that be a better way to go. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Thanks, I do have Toast 10 Platinum, what would the steps be in transferring to that and then working in imovie. I am not familiar with Streamclip, would that be a better way to go. Thanks

It's easy with the full version of Toast. Drag the captured video file from the hard drive to the Toast Convert window with Video Files selected as the format. Click the Red button. Choose either AppleTV or DV as the format for the export. The AppleTV setting is an h.264 MPEG-4 video that is more compressed than the DV video. If you have ample hard drive space I suggest choosing DV although either are very good. When done import the converted video to iMovie. Toast 9 Basic doesn't have the convert options so this has to be done with a full version or with Popcorn or some other MPEG 2-converting application.

Edited by tsantee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
I am having the exact same problem, short clips work fine (under a minute) when going into imovie, but anything longer I receive the "no matching video" message even though the title of the converted video is listed in the Event Library in imovie. Have downloaded the latest update1.03; any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

 

I am having the same problem!! I am VERY frustrated with the software as well as with Roxio. They make it VERY difficult to get help to address the issue. Has anyone there helped you with this. I think I just want a refund and return the stupid software!FRUSTRATED

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I too am having the same problem. The captured video shows up as a mpeg file in the correct folder but can't be opened in iMovie.

 

I'll try the solutions suggested and report back.

 

Neil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
I too am having the same problem. The captured video shows up as a mpeg file in the correct folder but can't be opened in iMovie.

 

I'll try the solutions suggested and report back.

 

Neil

 

 

I tried using Toast to convert the mpg file to a DV file but it would not open in iMovie. I'm not sure what to do now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
I tried using Toast to convert the mpg file to a DV file but it would not open in iMovie. I'm not sure what to do now.

This bewilders me. I just did a test that worked for me. I chose Import>Movies in iMovie's File menu and selected the .dv video. It imported fine. I don't know what to advise you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
This bewilders me. I just did a test that worked for me. I chose Import>Movies in iMovie's File menu and selected the .dv video. It imported fine. I don't know what to advise you.

 

 

As it turns out, the mistake was mine. I didn't realise that the Toast conversion saved the new file to a different folder. Which I only found today. It worked well. Thank you for your advice.

 

regards

 

Neil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×