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Roxio VtoD device indicates it captured 1 HR from a VHS tape and successfully recorded to a DVR -R. Play-back begins ok with both video & audio. But, after 58 seconds of play-back both video and audio freeze and, the only way to "unfreeze" is to CAD, go to Task Manager & END the Windows Media Player task that still shows it is Responding.

Running a Dell Inspiron 530S with WIN 7. Roxio VtoD is Build: 201B23 ENU. Spent hours researching the Roxio forums to no avail.Was able to down the Roxio UDF Reader but it won't install looking to update an installed UDT Reader.

Am NOT a satissfied Roxio customer at this point!

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You absolutely, positively DO NOT want to install the UDF reader on any OS from XP up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Did you try it in a DVD Player?

 

A DVD only holds about 1 hour at HQ. Since you are capturing from a VHS tape, quality is low to begin with, so you don't want to try packing more than HQ will give.

 

Brand can be an issue, some of this stuff should have never been removed from the Dumpster :lol: What are you using?

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You absolutely, positively DO NOT want to install the UDF reader on any OS from XP up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Did you try it in a DVD Player?

 

A DVD only holds about 1 hour at HQ. Since you are capturing from a VHS tape, quality is low to begin with, so you don't want to try packing more than HQ will give.

 

Brand can be an issue, some of this stuff should have never been removed from the Dumpster :lol: What are you using?

 

Thanks Jim,

No haven't tried it in a DVD player but did on a Dell Laptop w/XP. I get a Windows Media Player error msg: "WMP can't play this DVD 'cause a compatible DVD Decoder isn't installed on your computer". Then it gives me the option to purchase a Decoder from various sources. I'm much more interested it using my Dell 530S since I have Win 7 Prof o my desktop pc. I'll try the recorded DVD in a DVD player connected to my TV and also on my daughter's MAC. I will NOT try to install the the UDF Reader per your warning. Thanks again. I will advise as to my progress. vtod101

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You didn't answer the last question in post 2.

 

Burner is part of the Dell 530S desktop. Per Device Mgr it's a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653F D200.

I tried the DVD in the Sony DVD player DVP-NC665P attached to my TV and it works. i.e.

I can view the recording made with the vtod capture device just fine. Now to find out why

the DVD player/burner can't read more than 58 sec of the 1 HR recording. As i said I'll try

the DVD in my daughter's MAC and see what happens. Normally we can exchange DVDs w/no problems.

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Burner is part of the Dell 530S desktop. Per Device Mgr it's a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653F D200.

I tried the DVD in the Sony DVD player DVP-NC665P attached to my TV and it works. i.e.

I can view the recording made with the vtod capture device just fine. Now to find out why

the DVD player/burner can't read more than 58 sec of the 1 HR recording. As i said I'll try

the DVD in my daughter's MAC and see what happens. Normally we can exchange DVDs w/no problems.

 

We want to know what brand of DVD disc you are using.

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I'm not sure there is any problem other than WMP in XP not having the codec's needed to play a DVD Movie???

 

Will it play other DVD Movies?

 

Yes, my desktop DVD burner/player will play other movies!

 

I believe I've solved the problem:

1. The Easy VtoD (called hereafter vtod) does directly record to a verbatim DVD-R recordable cd.

2. The cd doesn't play beyond 58 sec on either my daughter's Toshiba Win XP laptop nor

on my WIN 7 Dell 530S desktop.

5. The recorded cd does play on my daughter's MAC but at 58 sec the MAC displays:

"Skipping over damaged area". And, that's just what happens. The rest of the recording

continues successfully to play-back to the end.

5. The recorded cd does play-back on my Sony DVD player to my Sony TV.

6. To me it looks like the cd burners/players on WIN pc's are unable to skip over

a "damaged" part of a recorded cd.

7. I'll continue to record other VHS tapes directly to Verbatim DVD-r cds, and see what

happens.

8. BTW, the vtod is able to record the VHS tape contents to an external Seagate 2TB

Hard drive using the multiple clip feature of the vtod.

Thanks for listening to my problem.

 

New situation:

It appears the vtod can record no more that 1 hrs worth of a VHS tape. Then, another file

needs to be recorded. Is the vtod capable of recording more that one hour's worth of

content? Setting a recording duration of 2 hrs(for example) doesn't work. The recording

stops after 1hr and another recording must be made! Can you help with this?

Thanks

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Yes, my desktop DVD burner/player will play other movies!

 

I believe I've solved the problem:

1. The Easy VtoD (called hereafter vtod) does directly record to a verbatim DVD-R recordable cd.

2. The cd doesn't play beyond 58 sec on either my daughter's Toshiba Win XP laptop nor

 

It is a DVD, not a CD.

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You are wrong on just about every count…

 

PC’s play undamaged files just fine ;) DVD Players only have one thing to do in their whole life, so naturally they are designed to work through playback problems as much as possible…

 

V2D will burn up to 2 hours on a 4.7 DVD, however anything exceeding 1 hour from a VHS tape will look poor :o

 

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Recording directly to disc is the poorest choice you can make… You have the proof in your hands :lol:

 

As GPB pointed out, these are DVD’s, not CD’s.

 

Keep in mind we have a lot more experience at this than you and derive no benefit from giving you poor advice :(

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You are wrong on just about every count…

 

PC’s play undamaged files just fine ;) DVD Players only have one thing to do in their whole life, so naturally they are designed to work through playback problems as much as possible…

 

V2D will burn up to 2 hours on a 4.7 DVD, however anything exceeding 1 hour from a VHS tape will look poor :o

 

post-39730-099157300 1295537809.jpg

 

Recording directly to disc is the poorest choice you can make… You have the proof in your hands :lol:

 

As GPB pointed out, these are DVD’s, not CD’s.

 

Keep in mind we have a lot more experience at this than you and derive no benefit from giving you poor advice :(

Jim , I resent your reply. I'm NOT wrong! I'm telling what my ACTUAL experience is with the burned cd(and I know it's a DVD, picky picky.)

And that's that!!

As to the recording duration, I DID set it to 2 HRS but the recording stopped after 1:06 hrs (the max record duration for a 4.7GB DVD!)

And that's that too!! BTW, I DID NOT take your earlier comments as "poor" advice.

Lastly, I don't know if you work for Roxio or not but, regardless, I'd suggest you adjust your attitude when replying to forum posts or don't waste your time or anyone else's. You have wrongly assumed that you're the only "guru" around.

OVER and OUT!

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