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I took all my VHS tapes to a local store to have them put on DVDs, basically asked them to just fill a DVD with however many movies they could get on (without compromising quality),and I would edit later at home with Roxio. Now I am ready to split the various home movies that are on each DVD and make my own DVDs.

 

Each DVD from the store lists Video TS and then VTS__01_0, VTS_01_1 and so on. The DVD I am working with right now has 4 movies on it, but the number of Video TS and the number of VTS_01_) etc don't reflect this. There are 2 Video TS and 5 VTS... Which ones do I put into videowave?? I noticed when I highlight them all and then click on "open" to bring them all into videowave, it says "1 movie, 1hr 30 min". Which makes sense because the person in the store created one continuing movie on each DVD.

 

Am I doing this correctly?

 

And do I have to normalize audio? That's just the click of a button, but is it necessary? Thr audio on the original is fine.

 

Thank you for your help!!

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Sorry, have not been at the computer...

 

My system:

Dell Inspiron 530

Windows Vista Home Basic

Intel®Core 2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53 GHz

3 GB RAM

32-bit operating system

 

Roxio version: VHS to DVD, that's all it says on the box. Does not work with Windows 7 , only with XP and Vista

 

Is this what you were asking?

 

Thank you!!!!

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FYI: Almost every Windows program will return the Version number of the software by clicking on Help – About…

 

I do wish manufactures would print it on the box or disc, few do and dropped $125 on obsolete software myself…

 

You seem to be describing the first version or 1.1.124;4.50.13a, hopefully with an SP2 in there ;)

 

I have one of those 530’s myself only with the slower processor… Upgraded mine to Win7 but the wife is still bugging me to go back to XP :lol:

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I followed your tip and found the version of the roxio software. Yes, it's 1.1.124;4.50.13A

 

I am glad you mentioned the service packs. I have not been able to find them on the roxio website...where do I look for them? Maybe this is another silly question...but I don't know the answer.

I don't think I have the service packs installed, though.

 

Thank you again!! It makes such a difference to be able to ask someone who can guide !!

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I followed your tip and found the version of the roxio software. Yes, it's 1.1.124;4.50.13A

 

I am glad you mentioned the service packs. I have not been able to find them on the roxio website...where do I look for them? Maybe this is another silly question...but I don't know the answer.

I don't think I have the service packs installed, though.

 

Thank you again!! It makes such a difference to be able to ask someone who can guide !!

 

 

At the top of the main V2D page, file, tools, support, should list a 'Check For Updates'.

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How could 'Check For Updates' from the Easy VHS to DVD home page get you a " update for MAC"? :rolleyes:

 

Propably because Steinmeier did not follow your instructions:unsure:

 

He seems to have gone to "support"/software updates at the top of the forum pages. which only shows VHS2DVD updates for Macs.

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Thanks!

I checked on the roxio website before, under updates, that's where I saw the link to MAC.

Now I followed your instructions, went to help once I had opened the software...check for updates. It then told me that there are no updates for my software... I don't recall going there before and receiving a service pack, but, then again, I am just beginning to work with this project again, haven't done so since May.

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Thanks!

I checked on the roxio website before, under updates, that's where I saw the link to MAC.

Now I followed your instructions, went to help once I had opened the software...check for updates. It then told me that there are no updates for my software... I don't recall going there before and receiving a service pack, but, then again, I am just beginning to work with this project again, haven't done so since May.

 

Go to Help About This Software does it show a SP2 like the pic below?

 

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It's 1.1.124;4.50.13A

 

I have been struggling with another problem for hours yesterday and this morning. I checked a finished DVD on our TV before moving on to the next editing process to get another DVD done and I noticed a problem (then I also went through all movies on a DVD I made on Friday - same issue with one video!).

 

I used HQ in MYDVD and I was able to create a menu with 6 short videos. Two of the short movies were much more "jittery" than the original (on the VHS-C tape) and the store-made DVD I was working off of (remember I took all our old VHS tapes to a store to have them put on DVDs last year). Obviously I had copied the files from the store-made DVDs to the computer before working on them. You all helped me with that in an earlier conversation. Some of these store-made DVDs were 1 hour long, some of them up to 2 hours (I checked a few minutes ago).

 

Questions:

1. I wondered if the poor quality movies came off the longer DVDs made by the store. One of them was off a 2 hr DVD, the other one off a 59 min DVD. So... is there a correlation or not???

 

2. Videowave kept freezing up/not responding continually yesterday and this morning. Why?

A few months ago we replaced the video card that came with our Dell Inspiron, even though the computer is only 2 years old, it went bad.

I defragment my computer, clean out the registry and I have also moved the store-made DVDs to an external harddrive. We have 3 GM RAM and 130 available GB free space on our desktop.

 

And yet it seems like videowave is "straining"... It takes looooong to load the DVD (as you told me I add all files into the program, then a window opens and it gives me one box which lists the length of the unedited movie (import movies from VOB screen). I click that and it opens up.) and since I still don't know how to use the timeline I then go to "trim" to do my splitting...it takes looooong for that window to open and then it is difficult for me to move the cursor. I do it very slowly and sometimes it still freezes up. In fact, I do everything extremely slowly to try and prevent things from freezing.

 

To load the short video clips once I am at the point where I can create a DVD in MYDVD I am struggling with the same delays and freezing issues.

Is this a software problem???

 

A family member gave me a new, previously uninstalled Roxio Creator 2010 disk which I installed earlier today *(with McAffee software off). I then went to check for updates and installed the available patch. However, same issues with that software as I tried to work with it.

 

Hopefully I have given you enough info so that you can give me some guidance.

 

Would it make sense to purchase an analog VHS camcorder and basically start from scratch? It would take a long time but this is not working either right now and very frustrating. I am treading water. If I went the camcorder route I could just work on the individual movies that I want on each finished DVD instead of having to overload (???) the software with a DVD that has lots of other movies on it other than the ones I need to capture/edit out for my particular project.

 

I hope I expressed myself in a way that makes sense to you.

 

Not knowing what your response will be - if I decide to buy a camcorder, what do I need to look for? Since I would not be using it to do any filming, just to move videos to the computer.

Or - could my DVD burner be the culprit for the jittery picture quality - but then all movies should be bad, right?

 

Thank you for your help and patience with me!!!

 

P.S. Could my DVD burners be the culprit of the poor picture quality in some videos? That still would not explain the freezing up issue or why some videos are fine.

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It's 1.1.124;4.50.13A

 

I have been struggling with another problem for hours yesterday and this morning. I checked a finished DVD on our TV before moving on to the next editing process to get another DVD done and I noticed a problem (then I also went through all movies on a DVD I made on Friday - same issue with one video!).

 

I used HQ in MYDVD and I was able to create a menu with 6 short videos. Two of the short movies were much more "jittery" than the original (on the VHS-C tape) and the store-made DVD I was working off of (remember I took all our old VHS tapes to a store to have them put on DVDs last year). Obviously I had copied the files from the store-made DVDs to the computer before working on them. You all helped me with that in an earlier conversation. Some of these store-made DVDs were 1 hour long, some of them up to 2 hours (I checked a few minutes ago).

 

Questions:

1. I wondered if the poor quality movies came off the longer DVDs made by the store. One of them was off a 2 hr DVD, the other one off a 59 min DVD. So... is there a correlation or not???

 

2. Videowave kept freezing up/not responding continually yesterday and this morning. Why?

A few months ago we replaced the video card that came with our Dell Inspiron, even though the computer is only 2 years old, it went bad.

I defragment my computer, clean out the registry and I have also moved the store-made DVDs to an external harddrive. We have 3 GM RAM and 130 available GB free space on our desktop.

 

And yet it seems like videowave is "straining"... It takes looooong to load the DVD (as you told me I add all files into the program, then a window opens and it gives me one box which lists the length of the unedited movie (import movies from VOB screen). I click that and it opens up.) and since I still don't know how to use the timeline I then go to "trim" to do my splitting...it takes looooong for that window to open and then it is difficult for me to move the cursor. I do it very slowly and sometimes it still freezes up. In fact, I do everything extremely slowly to try and prevent things from freezing.

 

To load the short video clips once I am at the point where I can create a DVD in MYDVD I am struggling with the same delays and freezing issues.

Is this a software problem???

 

A family member gave me a new, previously uninstalled Roxio Creator 2010 disk which I installed earlier today *(with McAffee software off). I then went to check for updates and installed the available patch. However, same issues with that software as I tried to work with it.

 

Hopefully I have given you enough info so that you can give me some guidance.

 

Would it make sense to purchase an analog VHS camcorder and basically start from scratch? It would take a long time but this is not working either right now and very frustrating. I am treading water. If I went the camcorder route I could just work on the individual movies that I want on each finished DVD instead of having to overload (???) the software with a DVD that has lots of other movies on it other than the ones I need to capture/edit out for my particular project.

 

I hope I expressed myself in a way that makes sense to you.

 

Not knowing what your response will be - if I decide to buy a camcorder, what do I need to look for? Since I would not be using it to do any filming, just to move videos to the computer.

Or - could my DVD burner be the culprit for the jittery picture quality - but then all movies should be bad, right?

 

Thank you for your help and patience with me!!!

 

P.S. Could my DVD burners be the culprit of the poor picture quality in some videos? That still would not explain the freezing up issue or why some videos are fine.

 

If any of the videos are longer then 60 minutes then you will have poor quality. A standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video using the best quality (HQ) setting. Any longer the video has to be compressed which means you lose quality. If you are using the "Fit-to-disc" setting you will have really bad quality.

Trying to edit long videos (60 minutes is long) can slow down the computer. I never try to edit any video that is longer then 10-15 minutes.

How long are your short videos? Do you notice any difference in editing if you only have a short video clip loaded?

 

BTW, if you want to include the text from the post you are responding to then click on Reply and then type your text after the quote. At the moment all your quoted posts are being deleted since they are considered "orphans" and are just duplicates of a post.

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Thanks for responding and answering some of my questions.

What I am hearing you say is that the length of the DVDs that I am editing is the problem? That they are too long? And obviously their quality is not that great since they are more than 60 minutes in length. And that the length also causes or contributes to the freezing up issue?? That's correct??

 

If that is the case then I'd like to ask again about redoing the capture of my VHS-C tapes. And get your input on a camcorder and what quality camcorder I'd have to purchase. I don't want to use a VCR and an adapter tape for the VHS-C tapes.

 

Before I took my old VHS tapes to the store to have them put on DVD last May I spent a little time with your software using a VCR and adapter cassette for my VHS-C format tapes. I realized right away how much time it would take me to go through the "movie making process" and decided to take the "shortcut" by going to the store. Doesn't sound like that was a good idea.

I didn't have problems with the quality of the movies that I created at that time, but I didn't do this for long at all. My movies were never longer than 15-20 minutes. I had trouble with the capture a few times, that was it. Either because the tapes were older or because I was using an adapter. Not sure which. Have not had good experiences with adapter cassettes years ago. Any input on adapter cassettes? Maybe they are supposed to work just as well as camcorders???

 

Thank you again for any input you can give! I appreciate it!

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Thanks for responding and answering some of my questions.

What I am hearing you say is that the length of the DVDs that I am editing is the problem? That they are too long? And obviously their quality is not that great since they are more than 60 minutes in length. And that the length also causes or contributes to the freezing up issue?? That's correct??

 

If that is the case then I'd like to ask again about redoing the capture of my VHS-C tapes. And get your input on a camcorder and what quality camcorder I'd have to purchase. I don't want to use a VCR and an adapter tape for the VHS-C tapes.

 

Before I took my old VHS tapes to the store to have them put on DVD last May I spent a little time using a VCR and adapter tape for the VHS-C format. I realized how much time it would take me and decided to take a "shortcut". Doesn't sound like that was a good idea. I didn't have problems with the quality at that time, but I didn't do this for very long. I had trouble with the capture a few times. Either because the tapes are old or because I was using an adapter. Not sure which. Have not had good experiences with adapter cassettes years ago.

 

Thank you!

 

myguggi was telling you about Roxio software, It uses a constant bit rate hogging 9 mbs that is where you get the 1 hour for a single layer DVD. No one could comment on the disc you had done without knowing what software was used and view the quality.

 

Try and re-do a VHS captured at DV AVI and burned at High Quality HQ and you tell us?

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I used a regular VHS tape and captured a few minutes of a movie (DV AVI) then created a movie in MYDVD. The quality was good.

 

So..that gets me back to my camcorder question. I guess I'll have to start from scratch and not use the store-made DVDs.

Any suggestions on what to look for in a camcorder? Do I have to buy a really good one (great resolution etc) or can I get away with a lesser one since all I have to do is get the VHS-C tapes onto my computer via your software?

 

Thank you again!

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I used a regular VHS tape and captured a few minutes of a movie (DV AVI) then created a movie in MYDVD. The quality was good.

 

So..that gets me back to my camcorder question. I guess I'll have to start from scratch and not use the store-made DVDs.

Any suggestions on what to look for in a camcorder? Do I have to buy a really good one (great resolution etc) or can I get away with a lesser one since all I have to do is get the VHS-C tapes onto my computer via your software?

 

Thank you again!

 

Why don't you use just a few minutes of the video from a DVD like you did for the tape?

Good luck trying to find a analog camcorder, they have been produced for at least 5 years if not longer.

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I did some tapes for a friend a few years ago using his VHS adapter for his VHS-C tapes without any problem…

 

However, I think it was before Roxio came out with their USB Capture device

 

You have the ‘tapes’ already on DVD’s!

 

Just ADD them to either VideoWave or MyDVD…

 

Here is an example in VW:

 

Add Photo/Video and point it to the VIDEO_TS folder (pick any file in there)

post-39730-032245000 1295953895.jpg

 

Pick Movie 1:

post-39730-056761900 1295953898.jpg

 

And it will import:

post-39730-084934000 1295953900.jpg

 

From there either “Export as” or “Send to MyDVD”.

 

I don’t recommend Saving as a Project, If you try to open it later, it will require the DVD again.

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Thank you!!!! I appreciate you taking the time to show me what to do. I have actually done it like this and my problem has been that videowave kept freezing up. So did MYDVD. That's why I asked if the DVDs I am trying to work off of (and that I have to separate into much smaller videos) are too big. When I use small video clips things work fine. If my assumption is correct then it is really sad that nobody in the store that I took my VHS-C tapes to last year told me that I might have trouble with this.

 

Thank you again!!!

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