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I have converted Utube files, mp4, to mpeg and they are not recognized when I try to import them. One file did load pixelated and locked up the VHS2DVD program. Looking back at files I put into chapters, they were all mpg files. The mpeg files play on windows media player and are asked for when making chapters. Suggestions please on getting Utube files into chapters?

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I have converted Utube files, mp4, to mpeg and they are not recognized when I try to import them. One file did load pixelated and locked up the VHS2DVD program. Looking back at files I put into chapters, they were all mpg files. The mpeg files play on windows media player and are asked for when making chapters. Suggestions please on getting Utube files into chapters?

 

How did you convert the mpeg4 to mpg? What are the mpg specs?

 

Are you talking about Titles? Chapters are sub-divisions of a Title (movie)

 

BTW, could you please increase the font size of you text?

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I found an old mpeg file that I used several times as a chapter and tried it. I got the same results as the Utube files that I just downloaded and converted. The VHS2DVD program is corrupted and needs to be reloaded. Sorry about the text size.

 

I thought I thanked people for the answer on chapters. The question was on how many chapters can be written. The ans.: As many as you can fit on a disk. Thanks, Reid

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I found an old mpeg file that I used several times as a chapter and tried it. I got the same results as the Utube files that I just downloaded and converted. The VHS2DVD program is corrupted and needs to be reloaded. Sorry about the text size.

 

I thought I thanked people for the answer on chapters. The question was on how many chapters can be written. The ans.: As many as you can fit on a disk. Thanks, Reid

Chapters = WRONG,!!

 

You are adding "Titles"!

 

Chapters are are portions of Title - it is impossible to add a Chapter that is not part of a Title!

 

It may seem confusing to you but using the wrong terms is confusing to us.

 

Try the Repair and let us know how you make out.

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Tried to repair XP PRO and it crashed. Tried VISTA, same results with VHS2DVD. Reloaded XP PRO and VHS2DVD works on old files I have used in the past. Conclusion: The videos downloaded from youTube, MP4, converted to mpeg are corrupt for this application. They do work on VLC media player. Flash videos converted to mpeg work.

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Tried to repair XP PRO and it crashed. Tried VISTA, same results with VHS2DVD. Reloaded XP PRO and VHS2DVD works on old files I have used in the past. Conclusion: The videos downloaded from youTube, MP4, converted to mpeg are corrupt for this application. They do work on VLC media player. Flash videos converted to mpeg work.

 

Can you supply a link to the mp4 file you downloaded from youTube?

 

I convert mp4 files all the time to mpg and have no problems but they are not mp4 files from youTube.

Making blanket statements "The videos downloaded from youTube, MP4, converted to mpeg are corrupt for this application" are meaningless unless others can duplicate you "conclusion". At the moment my conclusion is that your system is corrupt. :)

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Can you supply a link to the mp4 file you downloaded from youTube?

 

I convert mp4 files all the time to mpg and have no problems but they are not mp4 files from youTube.

Making blanket statements "The videos downloaded from youTube, MP4, converted to mpeg are corrupt for this application" are meaningless unless others can duplicate you "conclusion". At the moment my conclusion is that your system is corrupt. :)

remind me as to HOW you are converting these files into mpeg???

 

Here are a few that we know produce good results:

 

AVS4YOU Converter:

AVS

 

Any Video Converter

HERE

 

Freemake Video Converter:

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I used "youtube video downloader" to download youtube and get FLV files. Sometimes there would be mp3 files too. Then I used converterlite to convert to mpeg. When I would try and import the mpeg files using VJS2DVD, I would get "program non responsive" and it shut down. Thanks Jim: I downloaded the FREEMAKE downloader/converter programs and made mpeg files. (FLV to AVI then convert AVI to mpeg) During the frustration of not being able to make the VHS2DVD program work, I put a dedicated HD in the computer with VHS2DVD as the only program. Only one HD would be connected at a time. Using a memory stick, I copied the Freemake mpeg files and used them to make a multiple titled DVD. However, the screen in VHS2DVD has a verticle green line 1 in. from the right. The line does not appear on the finished product. My question is why do the mpeg files made on the main HD not work and work on the dedicated drive?

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I used "youtube video downloader" to download youtube and get FLV files. Sometimes there would be mp3 files too. Then I used converterlite to convert to mpeg. When I would try and import the mpeg files using VJS2DVD, I would get "program non responsive" and it shut down. Thanks Jim: I downloaded the FREEMAKE downloader/converter programs and made mpeg files. (FLV to AVI then convert AVI to mpeg) During the frustration of not being able to make the VHS2DVD program work, I put a dedicated HD in the computer with VHS2DVD as the only program. Only one HD would be connected at a time. Using a memory stick, I copied the Freemake mpeg files and used them to make a multiple titled DVD. However, the screen in VHS2DVD has a verticle green line 1 in. from the right. The line does not appear on the finished product. My question is why do the mpeg files made on the main HD not work and work on the dedicated drive?

 

I don't know what you mean by "Sometimes there would be mp3 files too". mp3 files are audio files not video.

 

Why do you convert the flv files to avi and then to mpg? Why not direct to mpg from flv?

 

What does "Only one HD would be connected at a time" mean? The location of the mpg files has nothing to do with anything.

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My mistake, mp3 should have been mp4. I use the second HD, no. 2, because VHS2DVD and real player are the only programs on the drive, hopefully no corruption. Both drives have the latest AMD-VGA drivers (ATI display driver). Freemake downloader takes the URL and downloads it as a FLV, then converts it to AVI. Other programs download to a FLV, then you make a mpeg.

I did some more testing with descriptions:

1. Two files made from two different downloaders making FLV files.

a. Youtube downloader

b. Toolz downloader

2. Both files were converted to mpeg using converter lite

Results:

1. Toolz file played on HD 1 picture at the bottom is solid green and the top half you can see a picture through i/4" horizontal stripes. The stripes start from the top red, gray, tan, the picture, tan, blue an etc to you hit the solid green.

2. Toolz file played on HD 2, no problem

3. Youtube file played on HD 1 picture is made up of 1/4" gray squares over a black background. Most of them are connected making a stripe or solid area with 1/4" squares in the solid gray area.

4. Youtube file played on HD 2, no problem.

Note: The files played on HD 1 stop VHS2DVD from functioning. Perhaps that is why the picture is not complete? or?

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Additional info.

1. Removed VHS2DVD3 program and installed the original VHS2DVD (2011)

I could download VHS to a DVD disk, no proplem. However, the mpeg file video imported was the same, strips as described before. The audio is OK.

 

2. Loaded VHS2DVD3 and I have a good video and no sound using the capturing device. The mpeg import was the same, video strips and audio OK.

Pehaps the old capturing device doesn't work with VHS2DVD3+?

 

If the video works good with the capturing device, why doesn't it work on imported files? If someone tells me how, I will paste a picture of the striped video.

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We know what a stripped video looks like, no need to post that picture...

 

What we don't know is if you have treid any of the suggestions and what were the results :huh:

 

Also for a 'control', try capturing a new clip from a VHS or DVD Player and see how it performs???

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Jim-

I got up this morning and imported the mpg files made last night from the VHS tape. "YES" success. (good suggestion for control) The clip without audio has good video, w/o audio as expected. Years back, Roxio made available a driver separate from the supplied disk for the USB capture device. Is a driver still available? I tried repair w/o improvement. A new USB driver may solve the audio problem. The Roxio video capture USB ver. 5.2011.929.0 and audio driver MS generic have a USB 2861 location. I do not have a USB 2861 device listed as mentioned in previous articles.

I tried the suggestions for downloading youTube videos, converting to mpeg, and the results appear to be the same for playing on my computer, VLC media, good. The problem is with the video when trying to import using VHS2DVD3, audio OK. I completely removed VHS2DVD3 including the registry, ROXIO & SONIC, same results, no audio when recording a VHS tape, good video.

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That drive will not work with newer capture device... Just as the included driver for it will not work with the older device ;)

 

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(which one do you have?)

 

But with XP either device shows up with the same 2 entries:

 

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NOT a driver issue! You ran the repair, the software installs the correct drivers, it is that simple...

 

What exactly is "the clip without Audio"???

 

Did your new capture have Audio?

 

Can you download the clip without audio again?

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I fixed the problem. I can record and import the mpg file. I have the older capture device. When I am viewing the screen, there is no movement on the recording level, therefore no audio recorded. Since the old program worked for capturing the audio/video, why not try and use that driver with EVD3. I went into device manager and deleted the ROXIO capture driver, put the old disk in and pointed to that disk for a new driver. The driver now is the same as the one deleted, 5.2011.929.0., but, it works!! Go figure! Thanks for your help.

Now I am back to why the video locks up and the audio works when importing mpeg.

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I had to bite the bullet. OS was corrupt.

How I fixed the problem:

1, XP Pro has it's own partition

2. Clean install XP Pro

3. Loaded EVP per instructions

4. checked device manager (sound, video & game controls) for:

a. Roxio video capture device

b. USB audio device

5. Checked sounds & audio device properties

a. Audio tab

b. Sound recording for "USB 2861 device"

Now all of my previous recorded MPEG files work.

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