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I bought this software last Sunday and have been trying ever since (in what spare time I have after the first day) to install it and get it working with my VCR. My VCR is older and only has a yellow and white plug, so I've been using those. I'm using a laptop with four USB ports 2.0 and nVidia graphics card. So far, after working through the issues with McAfee, I've been hearing sound coming from the VCR into my laptop, but no picture, only what my Webcam picks up (me!). I'm wanting to put several short videos on each DVD, so I haven't tried recording yet, other than to a file, and that played back the sound but only what my Webcam picked up... again me!

 

Please help before I take this stuff back to the store.... so far support has only suggested things I've already done.... despite me telling them I already did these things...

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I bought this software last Sunday and have been trying ever since (in what spare time I have after the first day) to install it and get it working with my VCR. My VCR is older and only has a yellow and white plug, so I've been using those. I'm using a laptop with four USB ports 2.0 and nVidia graphics card. So far, after working through the issues with McAfee, I've been hearing sound coming from the VCR into my laptop, but no picture, only what my Webcam picks up (me!). I'm wanting to put several short videos on each DVD, so I haven't tried recording yet, other than to a file, and that played back the sound but only what my Webcam picked up... again me!

 

Please help before I take this stuff back to the store.... so far support has only suggested things I've already done.... despite me telling them I already did these things...

 

Simply disable your webcam.

 

I would recommending capturing to your hard drive instead of direct to DVD- you will get a lot less coaster. Also get a few RW DVD with which to experiment.

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I bought this software last Sunday and have been trying ever since (in what spare time I have after the first day) to install it and get it working with my VCR. My VCR is older and only has a yellow and white plug, so I've been using those. I'm using a laptop with four USB ports 2.0 and nVidia graphics card. So far, after working through the issues with McAfee, I've been hearing sound coming from the VCR into my laptop, but no picture, only what my Webcam picks up (me!). I'm wanting to put several short videos on each DVD, so I haven't tried recording yet, other than to a file, and that played back the sound but only what my Webcam picked up... again me!

 

Please help before I take this stuff back to the store.... so far support has only suggested things I've already done.... despite me telling them I already did these things...

 

Plug the yellow wire into the video input; plug the white into one of the audio inputs or better still get a splitter and plug the white into the splitter and then into the A/D device.

 

You MAY have to disable/shut off the Webcam to get the USB input. Read your computer manual. You didn't post what kind of laptop you have - Make and Model.

 

If you were having issues with McAfee and they are not entirely sorted out, you may have to reload the drivers for your A/D converter.

 

Open Windows Device manager and look at what you have; do you see this (or close to it) without yellow exclamation marks? Make and post a screen short of what your see.

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I just wanted to let you guys know, that after I finally figured out how to disable my built-in webcam (under the Device Manager), the preview now shows the video!!!! Hurray!!! I have recorded two 30-minute episodes to my hard-drive, have two to go before I attempt to burn them to a DVD+RW. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!

 

Thanks for the tips!

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I have now burned my first DVD! And it turned out as well as could be expected with the degraded image from the VHS, we are very pleased! Now I'm working on printing labels for the DVD.... using Roxio Express Labeler... anyone have any tips on that? From what I've read, you shouldn't use paper labels for CDs, because they pick up moisure and can warp your disc. Anyone have experience on this?

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Big Tip – DON’T DO IT!!!

 

Because of the higher speeds that DVD’s run, Lables are a No No :o

 

I write on mine with a CD/DVD Marker pen and have had Zero complaints in the hundreds that I labeled that way…

 

Moved up(?) to LightScribe but it is grayscale only… Slow too, can be clocked with a Sundial :(

 

Next printer will print CD/DVD/BD ;)trouble is old HP 8250 just keeps on chugging away :huh:

 

For BEST Quality, never exceed 1 hour for 4.7 GB Discs or 2 hours for 8.5 GB discs.

 

Since you are only starting with VHS quality, trying to pack more than those times on a disc will degrade quality, fast :o Really Fast!

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