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Record, Edit, Save - Chopping Off The Front


JamesSB

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My ongoing battle with "Easy" VHS to DVD continues. I have stopped using Plug & Burn, but now am encountering something almost as annoying using Record, Edit, Save. I have a VHS tape that I know has a duration of approximately 1 1/2 hours. I went into Record, Edit, Save and set my recording duration to 1 hour/45 minutes. I then set up the VHS and started recording. I could see the input on the screen and saw that the input was coming in ok. The tape ran to the end (I was occasionally monitoring it) and I finished recording as soon as the VHS was complete. There did not seem to be any problem, although I admit to not watching every second. However, when I went to export it, I found that the first 50 minutes or so of the recording were missing. Even though the tape had a duration of 1 hour 29 minutes, the mp3 in the My Videos/Easy VHS to DVD/Captured Videos/ directory only had a duration of 37 minutes. What happened to the rest of it?

 

What am I doing wrong here? If there was some glitch in the reading of the tape, why was no error reported? Did it start over again for some unknown reason? While at least I did not create any "coasters" this time, I frankly think this product is extremely unreliable. I have a conversion success rate of less than 50%. You better hope that no one asks me for a review!

 

Operating System Windows 7

Easy VHS to DVD Version 201B23A

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My ongoing battle with "Easy" VHS to DVD continues. I have stopped using Plug & Burn, but now am encountering something almost as annoying using Record, Edit, Save. I have a VHS tape that I know has a duration of approximately 1 1/2 hours. I went into Record, Edit, Save and set my recording duration to 1 hour/45 minutes. I then set up the VHS and started recording. I could see the input on the screen and saw that the input was coming in ok. The tape ran to the end (I was occasionally monitoring it) and I finished recording as soon as the VHS was complete. There did not seem to be any problem, although I admit to not watching every second. However, when I went to export it, I found that the first 50 minutes or so of the recording were missing. Even though the tape had a duration of 1 hour 29 minutes, the mp3 in the My Videos/Easy VHS to DVD/Captured Videos/ directory only had a duration of 37 minutes. What happened to the rest of it?

 

What am I doing wrong here? If there was some glitch in the reading of the tape, why was no error reported? Did it start over again for some unknown reason? While at least I did not create any "coasters" this time, I frankly think this product is extremely unreliable. I have a conversion success rate of less than 50%. You better hope that no one asks me for a review!

 

Operating System Windows 7

Easy VHS to DVD Version 201B23A

 

 

Have you tried recording say 5 mins, if that works try a longer time .......

 

Also as a test, use a DVD player as your source instead of your VCR.

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I have tried this and cannot duplicate those results…

 

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However, those would be about the right numbers for a FAT32 HDD…

 

With Explorer, right click on your C:\ Drive and select Properties. What does the File System indicate:

 

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IF you are saving on a different drive, then check the File System for that drive, rather than your C:\ ;)

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Have you tried recording say 5 mins, if that works try a longer time .......

 

Also as a test, use a DVD player as your source instead of your VCR.

 

After the failure this morning, I did the first 45 minutes and recorded it successfully. However, it failed again when I tried to record the second half, but in a DIFFERENT place than it failed when I first tried to do the whole thing.

 

I am using a DVD/VCR player as input. Since the stuff I want to transfer is on VHS tape, not DVD, why should I bother recording a DVD? I know that I can record VHS and write DVDs if all goes well, but I never know when it will fail.

 

Note that I have successfully transferred several VHS tapes to DVD, so I know that it can work. The problem is that this cutoff problem is sporadic and inconsistent, and gives no indication of when it will occur until I look at the final recording. I don't want to replay the tapes multiple times until I get it correct. GRRR.

 

My machine is relatively new with an NFTS file system and Windows 7 (automatically updated frequently from Microsoft)

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