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I have only recently purchased a copy of this, also 201b23A ENU, because I have a large number of VHS tapes I want to convert. However, I am already confused as to whether I have wasted £35 on this, and whether it will allow me to do what I want namely: I want to record a full 8 hour VHS tape onto my laptop, then transfer parts of that (large) file selectively to DVDs. Can I do this? When I load up the program, the first opening page is the one which simply shows two boxes - 'Record DVD' and 'Record, Edit and Save'(see 'Roxio mine' below). Where is the screen which allows me to choose the various categories(see 'Roxio - Official Trailer' below)? Where is the Audio Conversion program? My comments could go on - have I bought a pig in a poke and wasted my cash?

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So - does this mean that Roxio easy VHS to DVD does NOT do what I thought it would do? Where is the ability to edit? How do I access Audio?Did I indeed waste £35 on this? The entry put on YouTube should state that it is not for the current version etc. etc.

PS - can you tell how annoyed I am?

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Yes it can be done, but your not going to want to do it that way!

 

The editing Timeline at the bottom is a fixed length be it a 2 hour, 11 min or 8 hour as you propose.

 

Any attempt to move the scrubber the tiniest amount is going to be a big jump and very frustrating for you!

 

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Alternatives???

 

Record in shorter sessions, 1 hour would be great as a DVD only holds about 1 hour :o Quality issue! If you put more than an hour on it, quality is degraded and you are only starting out with poor VHS quality to begin with ;)

 

Or, if you have done a 8 hour chunk Trim it to 1 hour and Export it. You will have to do that 8 times to break it apart into 8, 1 hour pieces, then deal with each piece.

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It looks to me as though I am right in saying this program is simply not up to the mark. It doesn't seem capable of doing that which I described earlier - storing an 8 hour film on the laptop, and allowing me to cut it into segments to transfer to DVD. I also have yet to be told how to access the Audio copying facility.

I do feel that I have been cheated and have wasted £35.

I note also that you have moved this set of questions to a different part to that where it started. I wonder if that is to keep it away from other people's access?

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It looks to me as though I am right in saying this program is simply not up to the mark. It doesn't seem capable of doing that which I described earlier - storing an 8 hour film on the laptop, and allowing me to cut it into segments to transfer to DVD. I also have yet to be told how to access the Audio copying facility.

I do feel that I have been cheated and have wasted £35.

I note also that you have moved this set of questions to a different part to that where it started. I wonder if that is to keep it away from other people's access?

 

The program can do what you want but you don't want to do it that way at all as Jim has posted.

Capturing an 8 hour tape as one file (~35GB if captured as mpeg2 and 112GB if captured as avi) is ridiculous as is trying to edit with such huge files. I don't know of any program that will do that easily. You should capture in 1 hour segments as is recommended.

Some of your assumptions/conclusions are totally wrong. Your post was most likely moved because you had hijacked another unrelated thread or you had posted in the wrong forum. You also have not been cheated just because the program does not work exactly the way you think it should work even though that would be totally unrealistic.

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It looks to me as though I am right in saying this program is simply not up to the mark. It doesn't seem capable of doing that which I described earlier - storing an 8 hour film on the laptop, and allowing me to cut it into segments to transfer to DVD. I also have yet to be told how to access the Audio copying facility.

I do feel that I have been cheated and have wasted £35.

I note also that you have moved this set of questions to a different part to that where it started. I wonder if that is to keep it away from other people's access?

 

Perhaps you shouldn't rely on YouTube as a software buying guide!

 

Someone explained to you how to do it already.

 

Are you new to computers and using software?

 

Start, All Programs, Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, Sound Editor.

 

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You posted to a existing thread in the wrong forum.

 

It was moved to the correct forum 'Roxio Community, Other Applications, Easy VHS to DVD, Questions'

 

Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, that is the software you asking about, correct?

 

No one is hiding anything.

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It looks to me as though I am right in saying this program is simply not up to the mark. It doesn't seem capable of doing that which I described earlier - storing an 8 hour film on the laptop, and allowing me to cut it into segments to transfer to DVD. I also have yet to be told how to access the Audio copying facility.

I do feel that I have been cheated and have wasted £35.

I note also that you have moved this set of questions to a different part to that where it started. I wonder if that is to keep it away from other people's access?

It was explained HOW to do it, if you choose to ignore all the advice from experienced user ~ your call!

 

I split this off from an unrelated Topic and sent you a message telling you why and providing a LINK here!

 

Did I miss anything?

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