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It's probably been asked before (I am new here) but can anyone tell me if I can use the VHS to DVD hardware USB & cords etc. that I have for Mac on my PC Laptop if I purchase the new Upgrade software only???

 

My Mac version is genuine, but I don't use the Mac much at all these days...

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...no I think you are the first to ask about going MAC to PC :lol:

 

As far as I know, the answer is NO!

 

I have never seen the Capture USB Device for the MAC???

 

There are 2 that have been out on the PC side, the original and a newer version that comes with EVD 3:

 

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The issue is one of DRIVERS... Windows does not have any, even though it thinks it does and installs the wrong ones :huh:

 

Do you have other Roxio Software for your PC? Might just be better off buying the USB Device BUT let us know what you have first.

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...no I think you are the first to ask about going MAC to PC :lol:

 

As far as I know, the answer is NO!

 

I have never seen the Capture USB Device for the MAC???

 

There are 2 that have been out on the PC side, the original and a newer version that comes with EVD 3:

 

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The issue is one of DRIVERS... Windows does not have any, even though it thinks it does and installs the wrong ones :huh:

 

Do you have other Roxio Software for your PC? Might just be better off buying the USB Device BUT let us know what you have first.

 

Hello

Don't know what happened there. I replied last night but it's disappeared into the ether.

  • I have the Mac Roxio device like the older version above
  • I have not used it for ages, but I put the disc into the Mac and a free UPDATE was available which I downloaded.
  • It works fine, but I am not in-love with using the Mac
  • Want to copy a lot of Video 8 onto my PC Laptop
  • Checked Roxio and NEW full kit is $120
  • Software only is $40
  • Question is: does the HARDWARE work on both Mac and PC?
  • Or is there some software in the actual USB thing?
  • If so, I will just get the software and save $80 --- Being a pensioner - that's a big saving IF it works.

Appreciate any good advice.

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I don't see those prices you listed, even after rounding off ^_^

 

Please post a link to them.

 

The device you have should work with any Existing Roxio Software.

 

I know that Creator 2012 automatically installed drivers for it, but I am not sure about 2011???

 

So those suites may be available to you for a pretty cheap price ;)

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I don't see those prices you listed, even after rounding off ^_^

 

Please post a link to them.

 

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Billythekid is just across the ditch from me, Jim. The software is $US80 from Roxio. That converts to $AU86.80 at today's rates, but Roxio charges customers down under $AU139 for it. Very strange mathematics! :(

 

Brendon

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How serious are you? I have both the PC and the MAC device (somewhere - I have to find it). I know that the pc device does not work in the MAC but I don't know if the reverse is true. I doubt it. I have Creator 2012 on my computer which should be close enough for this determination. If you want and promise to do some follow up posts, I will try it for you.

 

Why don't you capture with the MAC and then transfer the burned files to the PC via DVD (rewritable) or via a thumbdrive?

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Hi

 

I've tried to copy JPEG photos onto a USB on the Mac to transfer the photos to my PC and it worked briefly............. and then the USB was suddenly unusable at next attempt and NEVER worked on either format again. I Googled this (a long time ago) and I was NOT ALONE.

 

Among the many things I don't know is... Has the Roxio USB bit of the hardware got any software in it???? that makes it Mac or PC specific...

 

My Kiwi friend has posted the link with pricing. Government here in Australia are getting very angry about Apple - Adobe and others charging massively higher prices here in Australia and are threatening repercussions.

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Billythekid is just across the ditch from me, Jim. The software is $US80 from Roxio. That converts to $AU86.80 at today's rates, but Roxio charges customers down under $AU139 for it. Very strange mathematics! :(

 

Brendon

 

Doh!!! I didn't even think to check his location :wacko:

 

 

How serious are you? I have both the PC and the MAC device (somewhere - I have to find it). I know that the pc device does not work in the MAC but I don't know if the reverse is true. I doubt it. I have Creator 2012 on my computer which should be close enough for this determination. If you want and promise to do some follow up posts, I will try it for you.

 

Why don't you capture with the MAC and then transfer the burned files to the PC via DVD (rewritable) or via a thumbdrive?

 

That would be a handy thing to know Steve (if the MAC versions works on a PC)

 

That is also a good idea!!!

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I found the device -- I think. I looks just like the old device and that has me worried. There is no information on the device that says it is for the MAC. When I plugged it into my PC desktop, the computer program recognized it as it as a USB 2861. I had it stored where my MAC closet was but now I'm not sure.

 

Billythekid. Can you post and image of the device you have or any other identifiable marks. What does the label say?

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My Mac Roxio USB looks identical to the one posted above by Jim (older version)

On the back of the USB It has........ UB315-E Ver 2

bill

 

Mine is UB3 16-B so it is not the same as yours. It may just be the older PC device.

 

Jim, what is your device ID?

 

billythekid: You said that "I've tried to copy JPEG photos onto a USB on the Mac to transfer the photos to my PC and it worked briefly............. and then the USB was suddenly unusable at next attempt and NEVER worked on either format again. "

 

Removing the thumb drive while it is working will often screw them up. To remove the device, you need to eject it (for a PC) using MyComputer, selecting the device and then right click to eject.I think it is the same process or this one.

 

As for the trashed thumbdrive, you might want to try this. Not a recommendation; just and example. I have not tried it.

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I read mine as UB3 15-E ~ under the bright light of one of my flashlights :D

 

Of course the New model does not have a tag on the back...

 

As far as USB Drives, I believe, if they are formated by a MAC they can be read by PC's as well... A relative and I exchange pictures between his MAC and my PC this way all the time.

 

Of course the Eject or unmount procedures are correct regardless ;)

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My curiosity got the best of me ! :o;)

 

I plugged the USB device that I talked about above into my PC and I was able to capture from an analog camcorder with both Creator 2012 and Easy VHs to DVD 3. With the Easy, I had to have the video playing to start capturing; pausing it lost the signal. I connected it to the MAC and it was recognized and worked to capture from that old camcorder a 20 year old tape.

 

I would imagine it would work the same for a VHS but I have mine in storage and see no need to dig it out and try it.

 

Billy, have you tried using the device you have on the pc yet ? Do you have any software like Creator that you can try? Unfortunately there is no trial software available for Roxio. I tried to capture with Corel Video Studio and all I got was the audio.

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My curiosity got the best of me ! :o;)

 

I plugged the USB device that I talked about above into my PC and I was able to capture from an analog camcorder with both Creator 2012 and Easy VHs to DVD 3. With the Easy, I had to have the video playing to start capturing; pausing it lost the signal. I connected it to the MAC and it was recognized and worked to capture from that old camcorder a 20 year old tape.

 

I would imagine it would work the same for a VHS but I have mine in storage and see no need to dig it out and try it.

 

Billy, have you tried using the device you have on the pc yet ? Do you have any software like Creator that you can try? Unfortunately there is no trial software available for Roxio. I tried to capture with Corel Video Studio and all I got was the audio.

 

And WHAT software were you using on the MAC???

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OK, I think that sums it up that the Device is can be used as long as the Drivers are present AND you have software that will work with it...

 

HERE are the drivers for the older style unit.

 

And once they are present, it will work with any of the Roxio Software that allows for video capture ~ I have tested it back to Version 6 :lol:

 

Let us know how this works out!

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Hello all

Sorry for intermittent responses. This retirement is not quite what it was supposed to be... Not many cool beers on the veranda etc etc

 

I have some time at home today so I will look at downloading the drivers (thanks Jim)and try the Roxio on my PC and report.

I am truly grateful for the help and assistance which has - quite frankly - been amazing.

 

On a personal note, I have a 16 yr old grandson with mild Autism and I admit that I idolise him. I always said that when I retired I would restore the old videos of his first days etc and your kindness has helped immeasurably. As I say, I will report back soon.

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Billy,

Gidday cobber.

 

I have the utmost admiration for anybody who manages to get anything that he has promised himself done after his retirement. I speak seven years afterward, and I've managed five eighths of three fifths of bugger-all. :lol: Go well and the best of luck.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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