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VCR tapes to DVD

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  1. Philsand

    Philsand Thread Starter

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    My computer (Dell/ Windows vista) crashes when I try to record VCR tapes to DVD?
    I get a a full screen message that only last a couple of seconds and can't read it to find the error.
    I have tried to up-dates drivers to correct this but nothing seems to work.
     
  2. prunejuice

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    What hardware are you using to capture the VHS tapes (PCI/PCI-X capture card)?
     
  3. Philsand

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    Sorry juice I from the hunt and peck generation
    don't know the differents between a PCI and a PCI-X.
     
  4. prunejuice

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    Okay.

    How is the VCR plugged into the computer? Pics would help if possible.
     
  5. Philsand

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    Red to red, white to white from computer USB to back of VHS unit "out"
    and S-Video cable from USB to back of unit -S-Video
     

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    Okay I see you have RCA audio out and S-Video out from the VCR...

    Could you post a pic of the computer connection?

    I'm not sure where the "USB" aspect comes in. Is this a USB capture device?
     
  7. Philsand

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    Yes it is a Capture USB device.

    Thank for staying with me on this, I appreciate it.Thanks
     

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    What brand is the USB capture device? Where did you get it's drivers?
     
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    Also, try the composite video input, to rule out any problem with S-Video.
     
  10. Philsand

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    Roxio
    Easy VHS to DVD 3 plus
    Updates from Microsoft & Roxio

    I have tried both and bought new new cables for both.
     
  11. prunejuice

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    Try this...

    Connect the USB capture device to a different USB port.
     
  12. prunejuice

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    PS, what are the sytem specs of your computer?

    Here's what Roxio requires:

    Minimum System Requirements:

    Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows Vista® Home Basic (SP1), Windows® XP (SP3 for 32-bit, SP2 for 64-bit)
    Processor and RAM, 1.6 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM or more, or the minimum system requirements of the OS, whichever is higher.
    DirectX 9 compatible graphics card or higher, sound card, DVD-ROM drive
    2 GB free hard drive space for installation
    Windows Media Player 10, 11 or 12
    DVD Writer for DVD
    Internet Explorer® 7, 8 or 9
    One available USB 2.0 port
    Minimum screen resolution 1024x768
     
  13. Philsand

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    Thanks I'll have to do my homework before I get back to you.
     
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