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I have used Easy VHS to DVD without any problems and have converted several home movies to DVD. Since I also have a number of VHS tapes that contain sound only ( a great medium for recording music), I have been trying to use the sound editor to do so. I have followed all the directions given in sound editor to record the sound, have been able to hear the recording after it has been completed, have found the file on my hard drive where it automatically is placed by the program, and then have "exported" same using both "export current clip" and "export tracks/clip" which results in a wav file (which I had chosen) appearing on my hard drive in the location that I designated. However...when I try to PLAY the wav file, I hear NOTHING. I have also tried it using "mp3" as my chosen format, with the same result, NO SOUND. I know it has been recorded, I have clicked all the buttons that are required, ( including both "record" buttons that show up) but I still get no sound. I have also gone through the process of checking the speaker situation to make sure nothing has been accidentally muted, (following some advice given to a poster to this help group) still without resolving this issue.

 

I am running windows 7, with all the latest equipped pc. I am (I like to think at least :-), a reasonably computer savvy person, but this really has baffled me, and I would appreciate all the help that anyone can offer. Again, I repeat, I have used this problem to transfer both super 8 home movies to DVD, and also transferred some tv programs that had been recorded on VHS tape, onto DVD. All without any problems. It's just this...trying to transfer audio that has been recorded on VHS tape, onto my computer hard drive into either a wav or mp3 format.

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Look at Post #4 in THIS Topic for a couple of things you need to check on ;)

 

Let us know if that helps.

 

 

Yes, I saw that post before when I was searching for a solution and I did the checking of the speakers etc as recommended. Nothing was muted and all things were checked as you recommended there, so...still no solution. :(

 

Any other suggestions or requests for info?

 

Neophyte

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Of course in the Mixer you can pump up the volume but that isn't the best solution as noise will be enhanced too...

 

It is odd that the same VHS Player is yeiding different results :glare:

 

Can you do a short test cap only use the Video part of the software. (just want to see if it makes any difference in the Audio)

 

I am guessing you do have the Recording Level up within Sound Editor, like I have here:

 

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Of course in the Mixer you can pump up the volume but that isn't the best solution as noise will be enhanced too...

 

It is odd that the same VHS Player is yeiding different results :glare:

 

Can you do a short test cap only use the Video part of the software. (just want to see if it makes any difference in the Audio)

 

I am guessing you do have the Recording Level up within Sound Editor, like I have here:

 

post-39730-067421600 1327432924.jpg

 

I really appreciate your help and suggestions Jim, although that didn't solve the problem. Through patience and perserverance, and the odd cuss word here and there...I finally discovered what was causing the problem. You see, in the past, I have recorded a great deal of music onto VCR tape cassettes. At the slowest speed, I get 6 hours of very high quality music recording on each tape. However, it is now time to move on and I wanted to digitize this music that I treasured. As you can see, 6 hours of music is a BIG chunk. I finally discovered that Roxio will only record up to 2 Gigabytes of music at one time. Actually, you're best to make it just UNDER 2 gigs. In addition, since I wanted to convert the resultant digital recordings to something I could play on my equipment, and I didnt want to make 10 CD's for each tape doing it, I ended up converting the wav files into high quality mp3 files. However, they too have a size limit, which is 100 MB. I have completed converting one VCR tape to something I can use on modern equipment and will now go ahead with the balance, now that I know how to go about it.

 

I am providing the above information (concerning the size limitations on roxio conversions and mp3 files) for the benefit of any others here who might run into the same problem.

 

Happy taping everyone!

 

the neophyte

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Yes we have known about the 200 minute time limit for Audio Capture for quite some time now, I think Brendon documented it... :glare:

 

But I just didn't 'see' that in your description :huh: Sorry!

 

Post 4 in this one http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/77873-sound-editor-timed-recordings/page__p__389402__fromsearch__1#entry389402

 

I had it on file.

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