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The "next" Button Is Grayed Out On The Plug And Burn


Mark Cordova
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Hello Gurus,

 

I have version 1.2.198 sp2; 5.0.0.0.

I am running off an old XP machine with 4 gigs of memory.

I have installed the one and only service pack from January 2010.

I only have about 39 gig of storage on my hard drive. So I can't really capture the the VHS tapes. However, the capture option does work.

 

Here is my problem;

When I select plug and burn I am sent to the plug and burn screen.

The menu box shows and I select the no menu radio button.

I select the drive which has DVD + r

I select disc type = dvd from the drop down.

 

The "Next" button remains unselectable or grayed out. In other words, I can't proceed with making a recording.

 

That's very frustrating to me.

 

What is also unusal is that the select button actually worked one time yesterday after I gave the PC a chance to think about things. I recorded my one and only DVD by doing that. I don't know what happened to make it work. Waiting it out did not seem to be the magic trick.

 

One last item, the roxio connections are all in place but the main screen suggests I buy them.

 

I would surely appreciate your input. Quite frankly I don't know why you all are helping with this product but I'm glad you're here. You get a double dose of "Thank You" from me just for reading about my issue. I'm praying that I didn't throw away my money.

 

Mark

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Hello Gurus,

 

I have version 1.2.198 sp2; 5.0.0.0.

I am running off an old XP machine with 4 gigs of memory.

I have installed the one and only service pack from January 2010.

I only have about 39 gig of storage on my hard drive. So I can't really capture the the VHS tapes. However, the capture option does work.

 

Here is my problem;

When I select plug and burn I am sent to the plug and burn screen.

The menu box shows and I select the no menu radio button.

I select the drive which has DVD + r

I select disc type = dvd from the drop down.

 

The "Next" button remains unselectable or grayed out. In other words, I can't proceed with making a recording.

 

That's very frustrating to me.

 

What is also unusal is that the select button actually worked one time yesterday after I gave the PC a chance to think about things. I recorded my one and only DVD by doing that. I don't know what happened to make it work. Waiting it out did not seem to be the magic trick.

 

One last item, the roxio connections are all in place but the main screen suggests I buy them.

 

I would surely appreciate your input. Quite frankly I don't know why you all are helping with this product but I'm glad you're here. You get a double dose of "Thank You" from me just for reading about my issue. I'm praying that I didn't throw away my money.

 

Mark

 

The only things that stop a P&B are media or lack of Signal/Device…

 

If the media or drive is not right, it will tell you – post-39730-078182100 1277374997.jpg

 

Of course the capture device will show when you reach Step 2 – post-39730-032795000 1277374999.jpg

 

In Step 2, you click on Capture now to initiate the capture – post-39730-018171200 1277375001.jpg

 

Finish will only highlight after something is captured.

 

Knowing how it looks, does that help you pin it down???

 

Oh, XP requires SP3 for the 1.2.198 version to work right... Thanks for including all the info you did in your initial post! That really helps get us started and is far better than the usual Don't Work postings :lol::D:lol:

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Hello Jim,

 

In a round about way you absolutely helped me to solve the problem. I thought you all would have a quick and easy solution for me and I wondered why wouldn't have one. You see, I have wasted several hours, and your time as well, in denial. You gave me credit for being a little smarter than I was.

 

On the first screen where I had the problem, I saw the message that my disc already had data on it. Well, I refused to believe that because I put a brand new disc in each time. (By the way, I have a large stock of DVD's without Rewrite capability.) It seems as though all those empty discs had something on them whether it was visible to me or not. In other words - "NOT" empty. I started to believe the product was a little buggy there. I refused to think that it could be my brand new discs.

 

This is the process I will follow to use the product:

Load the software and make all the VCR preparations.

Click the plug and burn and allow it time to poll all the devices and get set.

Insert discs until I find one that "doesn't" have data on it.

Click the "Next" button because it is now working as it should.

It's an easy process to finish up and get the recording going.

 

In the future, I will buy discs that can be rewritten so I can use this device without having to worry. Hopefully, the rest of my current spool of discs are a little cleaner.

 

And finally, I hope this gives you all a chuckle - I have a sore rearend from kicking myself.

 

Best Regards,

Mark

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Hello Jim,

 

In a round about way you absolutely helped me to solve the problem. I thought you all would have a quick and easy solution for me and I wondered why wouldn't have one. You see, I have wasted several hours, and your time as well, in denial. You gave me credit for being a little smarter than I was.

 

On the first screen where I had the problem, I saw the message that my disc already had data on it. Well, I refused to believe that because I put a brand new disc in each time. (By the way, I have a large stock of DVD's without Rewrite capability.) It seems as though all those empty discs had something on them whether it was visible to me or not. In other words - "NOT" empty. I started to believe the product was a little buggy there. I refused to think that it could be my brand new discs.

 

This is the process I will follow to use the product:

Load the software and make all the VCR preparations.

Click the plug and burn and allow it time to poll all the devices and get set.

Insert discs until I find one that "doesn't" have data on it.

Click the "Next" button because it is now working as it should.

It's an easy process to finish up and get the recording going.

 

In the future, I will buy discs that can be rewritten so I can use this device without having to worry. Hopefully, the rest of my current spool of discs are a little cleaner.

 

And finally, I hope this gives you all a chuckle - I have a sore rearend from kicking myself.

 

Best Regards,

Mark

 

If you put in a brand new DVD it will have no data on it. If your system tells you that a "blank" DVD is not blank then either you have previously written something to that DVD or there is a problem with your burner not recognizing a blank disc properly. What make of DVD are you using?

Using RW DVDs is only for temporary use, you should not use them for archival purposes or long term storage.

 

Also Plug&Burn is not really a good way to use VHS2DVD. You would be much better off first capturing to you hard drive and then use myDVD (Create DVDs) to burn the video to a DVD.

Remember a DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video at best quality which is really the setting you should be using for video from a VHS recorder. So if you video is longer then 60 minutes you will have another coaster unless you chose one of the lower quality settings.

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Can someone, Jim Hardin or others expand on Jims comment at the end of #2 in this thread? I.E. Which functions don’t work right with XP SP2 using VHS to DVD Ver 1.2.198 SP2; 5.0.0.0 Build: 121B98A, VHS; 500B35A, VHS?

 

Jim Hardin’s Comment:”Oh, XP requires SP3 for the 1.2.198 version to work right... “

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Howdy Walt,

 

Yeah, It was a little embarrasing admitting that I had disks with data on them. I made a pretty good mistake there. When you consider that I was working with PC's since the TRS-80's. Yep 4 K of incredible power. You should have seen the smile on my face when I upgraded to a 16K. That old experience made it a lot harder to admit the beginner mistake.

 

Once again I am behind the times here. My hard drive is an 80 gig. I have about 39 gig left. I can not do a capture. I'm think of investing in an external storage device which I can use to load a ton of movies and then just play them from the device. If I feel like throwing them to disc for permanent storage, I can. Anyhow, I'll get the capability to capture soon.

 

I appreciate your comments!

 

Thanks,

Mark

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