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I just installed Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus. I have a Dell m4300 with Intel Core i7 processor @ 2.3 GHz, with 8 GB memory running W7 (enterprise) 64 bit. 250 GB HD.

 

The import and record part was somewhat frustrating is the software kept losing the video signal. Eventually I managed to record the entire VHS tape. I started buring my first DVD 4 hours ago....still going. It has to be "easier" than that ??

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I just installed Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus. I have a Dell m4300 with Intel Core i7 processor @ 2.3 GHz, with 8 GB memory running W7 (enterprise) 64 bit. 250 GB HD.

 

The import and record part was somewhat frustrating is the software kept losing the video signal. Eventually I managed to record the entire VHS tape. I started buring my first DVD 4 hours ago....still going. It has to be "easier" than that ??

 

The dropouts usually occur if there a "blank" spots on the tape.

 

Since you have given no info on how long the video is that you are trying to record and to what quality you are burning, it is impossible to guess if 4 hours is long.

 

Also the state of your hard drive will affect rendering time as well as other activities on your system.

How much free space on your hard drive? Have you defragged lately?

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The burn quality defaulted to "best" what ever that is. HD is solid state and no defrag issues. Plenty of free space, excess of 100 GB. Lenght of video to record is a couple of hours...and it still has not completed, coming up on well over 16 hours now. I've never had any success with ROXIO video software and have resorted to using windows native tools to copy and burn video. This "EASY" VHS just confirms that I should have saved my money. Never would have bought it if I knew it did not even come with basic 30 day support.....

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Are you trying to put all those "couple of hours" on a single DVD (either single or DL dvd)? It won't fit. The program is trying (unsuccessfully) to reencode at a bit rate that will fit and probably can't do it.. Select to span

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ok, agreed....but the software should be able to write to the discs one at a time, just as the "span" option implies. I believe it is stuck in a loop as it has been running close to a day now, and the progress chart seems to be in error as well. I've seen it go as high 80% complete, so at a loss to explain why when I just checked it, went down to 40%. Note the original screen shot attached to this post was showing a 41% completion. Word smithing aside....this is not as "easy" as the doc implies...

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is there any way of getting real support for this product before I bring it back to Best Buy for a refund ? While apprecaite the help of this forum, one line text messages hours apart on how to fix this is not the most effective means of problem resolution.

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is there any way of getting real support for this product before I bring it back to Best Buy for a refund ? While apprecaite the help of this forum, one line text messages hours apart on how to fix this is not the most effective means of problem resolution.

 

This is not Roxio support, we are just users like you. We do not sit by the computer and wait for problems :glare:

 

I have no idea how the "span" works since I never used (nor will I ever as I don't trust anything that spans discs).

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Agree, understand and appreciate the value of user forums. I was hoping, and perhaps incorrectly assuming that this forum was monitored by the manufacturer and that they would chime in with some help.

I was guided here by their "support" site and was lead to believe that they are somewhat involved in the forum. Hard to accept the fact they would relegate product support entirely to the user community.

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If you think we are slow, wait (and I do mean wait) for Roxio/Corel support.to get back to you.

 

Just a wild guess -- one or more of the captured videos is corrupt and can't be re-encoded for a standard DVD. Just playing the video file may not tell you if there are glitches.

 

If you are into social media, go to the Roxio Support site on YouTube and enter your problem. That seems to be monitred more than this forum.

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ok, agreed....but the software should be able to write to the discs one at a time, just as the "span" option implies. I believe it is stuck in a loop as it has been running close to a day now, and the progress chart seems to be in error as well. I've seen it go as high 80% complete, so at a loss to explain why when I just checked it, went down to 40%. Note the original screen shot attached to this post was showing a 41% completion. Word smithing aside....this is not as "easy" as the doc implies...

 

Since you require 5 DVDs that means that your total video time length is over 4 hours. Is that one long source file or several video files? Perhaps the program has to encode the complete video to a temp file on your system before it can be burned to the spanned DVDs. That would mean that it would require quite a few hours especiall since your CPU is only 2.3 GHz

 

I think you are almost the first user who is using the "span" DVD feature. If you had broken up your video into one hour segments you would have been long done by now.

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Here is a thought... I see that some of your videos are pretty long ~ (7) is 59 minutes and (14) is a whopping 140 :huh:

 

Why not take ONE that is 1 hour or less, like (7) and burn it onto 1 disc...

 

It would really be good if you had a disc or 3 of DVD RW on hand. These are reusable so they are great for testing but not for use as permanent media (they fade).

 

Also, did you notice the error symbol on My Video (14) post-39730-0-86071600-1357680064_thumb.png

 

How many others carry that???

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I'd like to thank you all for your help, much appreciated. I've given up on the EASY VHS and upgraded to Creator NXT. Seems to work a little better on the capture front, at least I don't keep loosing the signal. As you might imagine, I now have a different issue. Does anyone out there know why by adding titles and sub titles to a project would cause the created DVD to be unuseable in a DVD player. It loads, but then I cannot navigate past the menu page. I created another DVD with the same 3 captured movies (AVI files) and it works just fine. As always, any guidance would be much appreciated.

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I'd like to thank you all for your help, much appreciated. I've given up on the EASY VHS and upgraded to Creator NXT. Seems to work a little better on the capture front, at least I don't keep loosing the signal. As you might imagine, I now have a different issue. Does anyone out there know why by adding titles and sub titles to a project would cause the created DVD to be unuseable in a DVD player. It loads, but then I cannot navigate past the menu page. I created another DVD with the same 3 captured movies (AVI files) and it works just fine. As always, any guidance would be much appreciated.

 

 

Unfortunately your screen capture hides part of the menu. What is that screen capture supposed to show? At what point doe that message window pop up?

 

What do you mean by "adding subtitles"? Are you referring to chapters for a Title? How did you add them?

What is the chapter labelled "Blank" in the Chapter Menu for "IDUG" Title.

 

Does the project play Ok on the Preview?

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The screen shot does show the menus tab. I did not need to select fitr to disc as the size of the project fits on one DVD. What is hidden in the screen shot is the title of the 3 movies on this DVD which can be seen on the menus tab. I edited the first movie (IDUG) and added some chapters, that I thouhght would make the DVD more user friedly. Basically different scenes/clips from the same trip. The first one was called "blank" because the recording/capture started while I had the VCR in pause mode just before the start of the actual movie I wanted to capture. What I find odd is that the project plays well in preview mode and the message in the screen shot is from an option to "validate" the project. It appears to be ok, so why the DVD will not play is the mystery. It loads, shows the menu, but then the DVD player displays the message "depending on the disc, this operation may be prohibited". I've tried the DVD in several palyers to the same effect.

 

What is even more perplexing is if I load the DVD into the PC, it does take some time for the player (WinDVD from our friends at Corel, or Windows Media Player) to crank up, but once it does the playback is very eratic. The picture will freeze, resume, jump around, etc..

 

Burning the same AVI files without editing and adding chapters seems to work just fine.

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Examine the disc with Windows Explorer... It should show a VIDEO_TS as well as an AUDIO_TS folder and probably something Roxio...

 

Within the VIDEO_TS Folder you should see a few *.BUP & *.VOB files... These are normal to a proper DVD Movie disc ;)

 

If you see something like mpg files or don't have that structure, it is a Data Disc with video files on it :huh: They would be acceptable to a PC but not a DVD Player...

 

Otherwise, we are back to Media!

 

Now this is based on the screen cap you provided which shows HQ quality and sufficient space -_- If that is not what you actually have, then you have mislead me.

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Yes it is possible for the PC to burp along the way.

 

Another thing you can try some time, is to play it with another Player. Generally the low end Players allow a broader range than do the high end ones :huh:

 

I would not tell you to throw out the media, but use it up, with suspision, and get yourself some good stuff ;)

 

Keep in mind that 20 or 30 years from now, your kids may want to make a copy - assuming they can find an Optiical Drive then :lol:

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I don't think it's the media, but you never know. Just odd that after using dozens of DVDs from this stck (for other projects) all of a sudden I get this problem and only when I imbed chapters in the movie. I'm going to try burning the same project again, and if the same problem occurs, then I will assume that it is the encoding process that is messing things up. Still does not explain why the DVD players will not get past the menu and tell me that the operation is prohibited. And I get the same message on several DVD players that I have (from very old to failry current models).

 

Another observation I just uncovered...while the menus work when playing the DVD in the PC, some of of the VOB files might be corrupted as there is freezing and other eractic behavior when playing the file. Again leading me to believe it is an ecoding problem. The source AVI file plays just fine.

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