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"one moment please" hang work around

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If you are getting hanging on the one moment please after stopping record. wait a couple of minutes and disconnect the USB connection seems to be working for me. Hope it helps.

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Bravo!

 

In my experience, unplugging the converter when it hangs on the "One Moment Please..." works about 25% of the time.

 

Does anyone know exactly what's happening during the "One Moment Please..." dialog? Often I'll discover hours after a recording has automatically stopped that the "One Moment Please" progress bar is still up. If I unplug the USB converter, sometimes it starts over on the "One Moment Please progress and take another 10-15 minutes. MOST of the time, however, unplugging the converter causes Easy VHS to DVD to hang, and if I force quit, my recording becomes a Zero KB file. Thus I have to completely start over on doing the transfer from scratch. :angry2:

 

Anyone have any ideas to help? I've done a couple of dozen VHS to DVD transfers now. It seems to work the best when you manually stop the recording. If you're using the timer to stop the recording, it ALMOST always creates the "One Moment Please..." hangup. (*almost* always, but NOT always.) GRRR...

 

--Brian

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Does anyone know exactly what's happening during the "One Moment Please..." dialog?

 

 

 

Answering my own question. Inside the "Easy VHS to DVD Capture" folder is an *invisible* folder that contains an .eyetv file. The "One Moment Please..." process is converting the .eyetv file to the .mpg file that is visible inside the "Easy VHS to DVD Capture".

 

So that tells me that "Easy VHS to DVD Capture" is really an EyeTV software product, rather than a written-by-Roxio product. (Just surmising here...! :rolleyes: )

 

I discovered this after numerous "Easy VHS..." lockups, and eventually my boot drive was completely filled up whereas I normally have 130+ GB free. I discovered numerous invisible .eyetv files inside the "EasyVHS to DVD Capture" folder -- one for each time the software locked up and crashed. So THAT'S where the recordings were -- invisible files filling up my hard drive!

 

Unfortunately I haven't found a way to do the .eyetv -> .mpg conversion without re-recording from the VHS tape again. Anyone have any ideas how to do that? Toast recognizes the .eyetv file, but when making a DVD-DL it goes to an Encoding step that it doesn't have to do when converting the .mpg. When making a DVD from the .mpg all Toast has to do is multiplex, than write the disc image or DVD.

 

--B

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Answering my own question. Inside the "Easy VHS to DVD Capture" folder is an *invisible* folder that contains an .eyetv file. The "One Moment Please..." process is converting the .eyetv file to the .mpg file that is visible inside the "Easy VHS to DVD Capture".

 

So that tells me that "Easy VHS to DVD Capture" is really an EyeTV software product, rather than a written-by-Roxio product. (Just surmising here...! :rolleyes: )

 

I discovered this after numerous "Easy VHS..." lockups, and eventually my boot drive was completely filled up whereas I normally have 130+ GB free. I discovered numerous invisible .eyetv files inside the "EasyVHS to DVD Capture" folder -- one for each time the software locked up and crashed. So THAT'S where the recordings were -- invisible files filling up my hard drive!

 

Unfortunately I haven't found a way to do the .eyetv -> .mpg conversion without re-recording from the VHS tape again. Anyone have any ideas how to do that? Toast recognizes the .eyetv file, but when making a DVD-DL it goes to an Encoding step that it doesn't have to do when converting the .mpg. When making a DVD from the .mpg all Toast has to do is multiplex, than write the disc image or DVD.

 

--B

Are you using the Toast 9 Basic or a full version of Toast? You should be able to tell Toast not to re-encode the eyetv file by clicking the More button in the Video window, click Encoder and then click Custom. There you can select Never re-encode.

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Are you using the Toast 9 Basic or a full version of Toast? You should be able to tell Toast not to re-encode the eyetv file by clicking the More button in the Video window, click Encoder and then click Custom. There you can select Never re-encode.

 

Thanks for the reply! I'm using Toast 10 Pro.

 

After several "Easy VHS to DVD" crashes and force-quits because of the hang-up (where unplugging the USB device didn't help) -- my boot drive filled up again. Lots of invisible .eyetv files -- one for each crash instance even though I had a valid .MPG file in the "Easy VHS to DVD Capture" folder. I'm guessing because the "One Moment Please" dialog never finished, the invisible .eyetv file didn't get deleted even though the .mpg conversion had finished.

 

Unfortunately I discovered I can't use the .eyetv file to save the real-time spent recording a VHS tape because the .eyetv format is not editable in the Toast Video Player application.. The editing tools simply don't show up after you click "Edit" in Toast. The Toast Video Player launches and plays the video, but it's only a player -- no editing available unless you've started with a legitimate .mpg file. :(

 

I don't get why this hasn't been fixed? Is it a Leopard issue? Or Snow Leopard? I'm using Snow Leopard. Based on the existence of this thread I'm obviously not unique in having this problem...

 

Is there some EyeTV software I could buy that would take the place of the Easy VHS to DVD Capture software and not lock up and cause so many problems? I still have a bunch of tapes to finish transferring and I'm getting tired of all this hassle.

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