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Hello,

 

I am trying to record a VHS tape. I can see the video when I press play on my VCR and that's when the Capture button goes gray. If I just leave the VCR stopped, then I get a "Ready to Capture", but hit play and there is no signal.

 

I have done the following:

 

1. Updated with Service Pack 2

2. Updated driver for USB capture device

3. Updated video card drivers (actually they were already updated and most recent)

4. Checked Device Manager to ensure I had proper devices working.

5. Restarted machine several times and tried to switch USB port (front to back...etc.)

6. Switched from S-Video to regular Composite Capture using RCA cables.

 

I have 12G of ram on an i7 chip so system requirements are well met.

 

The problem persists...any help would be appreciated.

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Hello,

 

I am trying to record a VHS tape. I can see the video when I press play on my VCR and that's when the Capture button goes gray. If I just leave the VCR stopped, then I get a "Ready to Capture", but hit play and there is no signal.

 

I have done the following:

 

1. Updated with Service Pack 2

2. Updated driver for USB capture device

3. Updated video card drivers (actually they were already updated and most recent)

4. Checked Device Manager to ensure I had proper devices working.

5. Restarted machine several times and tried to switch USB port (front to back...etc.)

6. Switched from S-Video to regular Composite Capture using RCA cables.

 

I have 12G of ram on an i7 chip so system requirements are well met.

 

The problem persists...any help would be appreciated.

 

You left out some very important information: which version do you hae?

 

Read this and come back with the info

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I have Version 1.2.198 SP2 5.0.0.0

 

Vista 64bit.

 

 

Some additional information I just found. I borrowed a neighbours VCR and I have the same issue. However, when I switched tapes to another video cassette, the capture button worked for some odd reason!???! So, why the heck does the tape have an influence on the capture?

 

I checked the record tab that was broken off on the one that doesn't work and taped it up, but still, it doesn't make the Capture button active.

 

Thanks!

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Some additional information I just found. I borrowed a neighbours VCR and I have the same issue. However, when I switched tapes to another video cassette, the capture button worked for some odd reason!???! So, why the heck does the tape have an influence on the capture?

 

I checked the record tab that was broken off on the one that doesn't work and taped it up, but still, it doesn't make the Capture button active.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Try another quick test using a DVD as your source.

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Some additional information I just found. I borrowed a neighbours VCR and I have the same issue. However, when I switched tapes to another video cassette, the capture button worked for some odd reason!???! So, why the heck does the tape have an influence on the capture?

 

I checked the record tab that was broken off on the one that doesn't work and taped it up, but still, it doesn't make the Capture button active.

 

Thanks!

 

Of course the tape has a big influence on the capture. If the tape signal is too weak then the program will interpret that as "No signal"

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Of course the tape has a big influence on the capture. If the tape signal is too weak then the program will interpret that as "No signal"

 

I guess what doesn't make sense to me is that it plays just fine in the preview window and I can see everything ok.

 

Any ideas on how to get around it? Someone suggested a SCART adapter but I've never heard of it.

 

Cheers.

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