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Vhs To Dvd/ Plug & Play Please Help


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This is my computer info. XP 5.1.2600 service pack 3, Dell Opti-plex 320, Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2 Intel~1800Mhz. I'm not computer savvy. I'm trying to copy several video's onto 1 dvd which will be approx 1.5-2 hours long. The instructions I was given from support were

1.Open Program

2. Click on Record, Edit, Save

3.Select Video-Movies project category. (I can't find anything that has that on it.)

4. Click Plug & Play

4. Insert blank DVD

5.Under Set Production options Select No Menu

6. Choose DVD drive from menu

7.Select DVD as disc type

8.Select USB2861 Device from Capture Device drop down menu

9. Put VHS in the position where you want to record from and hit play on VCR

10.Click Capture Now

 

I CAN'T EVEN GET THE VIDEO-MOVIES PROJECT CATEGORY TO SELECT PLUG & PLAY. ALL I GET IS THE SCREEN AS IF YOU SELECTED RECORD DVD. )Roxio vhs to dvd screen.doc Can someone please walk me through this!!!! I need to get this done by Sat 5-14-11 before we leave to go on our trip.

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What is the difference of plug & burn & just record? If I read it right if you watch the vcr in the preview and hit the button with the red button that is plug & burn. I don't understand. I want to make several different tapes which need to be edited to save space on the dvd to maybe 1 hour. I really don't understand this whole program and I'm getting frustrated. Please help with easy instructions since I am a computer novice!!! I also have another post that explains my whole situation called DVD to VHS/Plug & burn

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To begin with, a 4.7 GB DVD holds an hour of Video! If you can burn DL discs, figure on 2 hours… ;)

 

This is especially true when you are dealing with VHS tapes!!! Their quality is low to begin with and will not tolerate any more degrading that comes from trying to pack more on there than those times.

 

The instructions you listed appear that you confused the instructions from support as they are a combination of 2 completely separate methods :o

 

You can only use P&B IF you are Capturing!

 

Otherwise, if the files already exist, you must use Record Edit & Save to create a DVD.

 

In your screen cap (please just post the images here and don’t use a Word file ;) ) all you have to do at that point, is click the Import Video button at the bottom and start adding your clips…

 

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Then advance to the next step, select DVD and click Export at the bottom.

 

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(in my pic Export is grayed out as I haven't put a DVD in the Burner yet ;) )

 

Honestly, None of the regulars ever use P&B :huh: We always do our captures as one step (Record Edit & Save) and then add the clips later to do the burn.

 

Might be a good idea to have a disc or 2 of DVD RW on hand for testing things out.

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What is the difference of plug & burn & just record? If I read it right if you watch the vcr in the preview and hit the button with the red button that is plug & burn. I don't understand. I want to make several different tapes which need to be edited to save space on the dvd to maybe 1 hour. I really don't understand this whole program and I'm getting frustrated. Please help with easy instructions since I am a computer novice!!! I also have another post that explains my whole situation called DVD to VHS/Plug & burn

I combined your posts as answering the other more or less answers both :D

 

P&B is just what it says... There is NO option to save and you create a finalized disc at the end or lose everything you have done...

 

For that very reason, almost no one uses it as one little glitch at the end of the process and you lose everything you have done and have to start all over :(

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