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Roxio Easy Vhs To Dvd Never Been Able To Make It Work Yet


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I bought the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD about 2 years ago. I tried to make it work with my old computer but no success. At that time I said to myself it will b better when I buy a new computer. Well a year ago I bought a brand new dell computer with window 7 . Life went on and I didn' have a chance to try Roxio again before this week end. Well I installed it and it went ok. Then I connected everything and everything went ok. My first try I had no sound but that was solved. Now my biggest problem that keeps on coming is that after a while it say that it stop running because there's no more space on my DVD disc. Well it's impossible, I have a 120 minutes with a 85 minutes tape. So I have more then enough. I hope I don't need to buy an upgrade when this one don't even work. Can anyone help me.

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I bought the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD about 2 years ago. I tried to make it work with my old computer but no success. At that time I said to myself it will b better when I buy a new computer. Well a year ago I bought a brand new dell computer with window 7 . Life went on and I didn' have a chance to try Roxio again before this week end. Well I installed it and it went ok. Then I connected everything and everything went ok. My first try I had no sound but that was solved. Now my biggest problem that keeps on coming is that after a while it say that it stop running because there's no more space on my DVD disc. Well it's impossible, I have a 120 minutes with a 85 minutes tape. So I have more then enough. I hope I don't need to buy an upgrade when this one don't even work. Can anyone help me.

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You get one hour play time at best quality burned to a single layer DVD about two hours on a Dual Layer DVD. It's because Roxio's constant bit rate encoder at 9mbs that eats up the disc space.

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Thank you for your respond. Cdanteek, from what I read with the information your gave me, does this mean that It would have this problem if I use DVD+R Dual Layer it would solved my poblem of having enough space on my DVD. Or can we change Roxio encoder of 9 mbs (wich i dought) . Also, if I understand, by using the dual layer all my dvd players in the house should be able to read it?

 

Thank you for your respond Jim Harding, but I'm not sure if I understand the answer. Are you saying that Roxio can't do what I need it to do.

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Thank you for your respond. Cdanteek, from what I read with the information your gave me, does this mean that It would have this problem if I use DVD+R Dual Layer it would solved my poblem of having enough space on my DVD. Or can we change Roxio encoder of 9 mbs (wich i dought) . Also, if I understand, by using the dual layer all my dvd players in the house should be able to read it?

 

Thank you for your respond Jim Harding, but I'm not sure if I understand the answer. Are you saying that Roxio can't do what I need it to do.

 

THe DVD players in your house will not necessarily be able to play DL DVDs. You will have to check the specs for each.

 

DL DVDs can hold about 117 minutes of HQ quality video.

 

What Jim is recommending (and most of us agree) is that you first capture to a video file to your hard drive and then burn the video to one or two DVDs depending on what quality you want. This method separates the capture and burn process into two separate functions. Any glitch in the one step method and you have created another coaster. By first capturing to your hard drive you can also edit out any unwanted parts.

 

BTW, that 120 minutes claimed by the DVD makers is basically a sales/marketing pitch. The quality would be even lower then what you get when playing the VHS tape.

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Ok thank you again Jim,So if I understand I have to record on computer first then edit what I record on my computer on to a dvd. I saw the edit part in the Roxio program but I don't see the record part. I see import, Edit, creat and enjoy. Sorry for being slow in understanding the process.

 

Thank you very much Myguggi.I understand better. The only thing that I need to figure out is how to put it on my computer first. Do I do it with Roxio.

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At the Beginning there are 2 choices:

 

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You have described what is avalible if you pick Door Number One (Record DVD)...

 

I am suggesting it is a Poor Choice and you should use Door Number Two (Record-Edit-Save).

 

You can record manually or set a length of time. When done you choose Export DVD:

 

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Add Title if you want a Menu:

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If it doesn't fit, it will tell you:

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You cannot control the output quality, it will be 'Best' but overall it gives you the best flexability ;)

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Thank you so so very much M. Jim. Your help is so appreciated. But it seem I don't have the same version or the proper upgrade. All the windows you're showing me, I don't have it. It's Roxio easy VHS to DVD. ( Create DVD movies from your VHS tapes and Hi8 or V8 home videos). The box is blue and it's for window 7. I really don"t understand why I don't have those two choices at the begining. I see that the backgroud of your windows are purple, mine are blue.

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Thank you so so very much M. Jim. Your help is so appreciated. But it seem I don't have the same version or the proper upgrade. All the windows you're showing me, I don't have it. It's Roxio easy VHS to DVD. ( Create DVD movies from your VHS tapes and Hi8 or V8 home videos). The box is blue and it's for window 7. I really don"t understand why I don't have those two choices at the begining. I see that the backgroud of your windows are purple, mine are blue.

 

Open the software up top Help, About This Software, what version do you have?

 

What Version do I Have? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/64988-what-version-do-i-have/

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Nope my version of 1.2.198; 5.0.0.0 doesn't look exactly like that. I don't have the MP3 icon, and the capture audio from sound card I have the Plug and burn, creat label, burn audio's cd, creat label advanced. captured video,creat DVD, and digitize Lps and tapes. What I think I'll do is I'm going to dowload the VHS into my computer because I succeeded doing that today. And instead of burning on a DVD that don't have enough space or don't work on every DVD player in my house, I'm going to transfer my movies on a exterior hardrive. I think it will come less expensive and with a exterior hardrive with usb connection I will be able to view them anywhere. DVD will probably disapear over time, USB and exterior hardrive are more popular. I hope it's a good Idea.

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Nope my version of 1.2.198; 5.0.0.0 doesn't look exactly like that. I don't have the MP3 icon, and the capture audio from sound card I have the Plug and burn, creat label, burn audio's cd, creat label advanced. captured video,creat DVD, and digitize Lps and tapes. What I think I'll do is I'm going to dowload the VHS into my computer because I succeeded doing that today. And instead of burning on a DVD that don't have enough space or don't work on every DVD player in my house, I'm going to transfer my movies on a exterior hardrive. I think it will come less expensive and with a exterior hardrive with usb connection I will be able to view them anywhere. DVD will probably disapear over time, USB and exterior hardrive are more popular. I hope it's a good Idea.

 

That screen show frequent tasks, yours could show something different.

 

I would capture the VHS to your hard drive, edit save them, and burn them to single or dual layer DVD's, The exterior hard drive is a good backup plan but remember it could fail. You backup, then backup the backup, and if it's really important you backup the backup again and store in a different safe place.

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In my case, what I'm doing is trying to transfer my VHS in another format so I will be able to watch them in the futur. We want be able to find VHS machine in the near futur and don't to loose my favorite tape. Some of the tape not all are commercial tape so they let you copy them and it's illegal to do so.So I don't have much choice. I was considering bying the most Recent Roxio but if I can't do what I want or I need 2 or 3 dvd to copy a tape or the DVD is not compatible with all my machine, I maybe safer to put them in a exterior hard drive. If you have other suggestion I'm more and willing to try. Thank you. Would buying the more up to date Roxio be a better solution.?

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I do not know for sure, but the Capture USB Device's that won't capture through a blank spot on the tape, seem to be a hardware issue... that is hard for me to pin down but I have 2 and have installed them among 4+ PC's through the years and not one has this problem!!!

 

But others I know have the problems :huh:

 

I will IM you one possible alternative. Look at the upper right for the message, like this:

 

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