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This has probably been posted here before but I am a newby. I am using Roxio's Easy VHS to DVD3 program. I am attempting to digitize some simple video camera cassette home movies. I am able to connect my camera to my computer and it recognizes the cassettes and will play the desired movies. I start recording and it copies the cassette to my harddrive. Once it is recorded I use "Ready to Export" to move to the burn screen. I insert a usuable DVD-R blank and it tells me if it is ready to burn and the quality of the burn. I click burn and wait. The computer is not extra fast, so it takes awhile to burn. When it is done I try the dvd in a couple of dvd players I have and it only works sometimes. I can find no pattern to the successful attempts. Please advise and thank you.

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This has probably been posted here before but I am a newby. I am using Roxio's Easy VHS to DVD3 program. I am attempting to digitize some simple video camera cassette home movies. I am able to connect my camera to my computer and it recognizes the cassettes and will play the desired movies. I start recording and it copies the cassette to my harddrive. Once it is recorded I use "Ready to Export" to move to the burn screen. I insert a usuable DVD-R blank and it tells me if it is ready to burn and the quality of the burn. I click burn and wait. The computer is not extra fast, so it takes awhile to burn. When it is done I try the dvd in a couple of dvd players I have and it only works sometimes. I can find no pattern to the successful attempts. Please advise and thank you.

 

What doe "it only works sometimes" mean? You have to give more info then that to make it possible to help you. We are not looking over you shoulder to see what you are doing.

How long in time is the video that you are burning to the DVD? If over 60 minutes what quality setting are you using? If Fit-to-disc then you have used the worst possible setting.

A standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video at the best quality (HQ) setting, any longer and the video has to be compressed and your quality suffers.

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Sometimes the burn is successful and the DVD will play in my DVD players and sometimes it will burn but NOT work in the players. I agree that I am pushing the size that I am putting on the dvds but the program informs you if it will not fit on the disc. It indicates that the disc will hold your project and the quality is good or very good.I am attempting to put 1.5 hrs or so on a 4.7G disc that supposedly hold 2 hours. I also have some 8.5 GB ones that supposed hold 4 hours. There seems to be no pattern to when the burn is successful and will play in my DVD players. I could try decreasing the size of the project I am burning.

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I tried your suggestion and burned a 1 hr 5 min program onto a 8.5 gb dvd. It will still not play in my DVD player. The DVD player is a brand new (3 months) Yamaha player. I am using a Windows 7 based Toshiba laptop to record video camera tapes.The tapes seem to record to my harddrive just fine. The program takes about 45 min to burn to a blank dvd. The DVD player indicates that it does not recognize the format of the created DVD. But sometimes the whole process works just fine. I do not know what to try next. Do I use a different computer to do the copy and burn process ? Is there a way to change the file extension of the created DVD to a different format ( not __.vhs) ? Thanks for your advice.

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I tried your suggestion and burned a 1 hr 5 min program onto a 8.5 gb dvd. It will still not play in my DVD player. The DVD player is a brand new (3 months) Yamaha player. I am using a Windows 7 based Toshiba laptop to record video camera tapes.The tapes seem to record to my harddrive just fine. The program takes about 45 min to burn to a blank dvd. The DVD player indicates that it does not recognize the format of the created DVD. But sometimes the whole process works just fine. I do not know what to try next. Do I use a different computer to do the copy and burn process ? Is there a way to change the file extension of the created DVD to a different format ( not __.vhs) ? Thanks for your advice.

Do you have a folder on the DVD called Video_TS and does that folder contain a number of files with the extensions ifo, bup and vob? If not then you did not create a video DVD and I have no idea what you created or did. A proper video DVD does not have a vhs extension whatever that is.

 

Please describe exactly what process you used to create the DVD from the captured video.

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Yes the dvd has all those files. I am using Roxio VHS to DVD3 Plus and simply following instructions. I connect my video camera to my laptop with the USB attachment that came with the program. I name the video and proceed to record the tape to my computer. After the process is complete I proceed to the export function and insert a blank dvd for burning. When the program tells me that the recording will fit on the dvd and the quality of the burn, I press BURN and it takes about 45 min to complete the burn (laptop is not exceedingly fast). The process works fine sometimes and lately not so much. The resulting DVD will play fine in my computer but not in a dvd player. I do the same routine everytime but only sometime the process works.

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??? OK there are Two other variables in the mix!

 

Your Burner

 

Your Media

 

It is pretty difficult to replace a laptop burner, so let's look at media.

 

There are only 2 brands that are considered at the top of the list ~ Verbatim (Singapore) and Taiyo Yuden (JVC)

 

The others we don't even bring home ;)

 

I would suggest you get a small supply (4.7 GB) and try them out on some 1 hour projects.

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