I know this question gets asked a lot, but so far I've not seen an answer that's helped me. I have an old VHS tape that gets those static noise lines push in from the bottom every now and again. When I'm trying to capture, I get dropped frames very severely at moments when that noise is bad. The dropped frames leads to the sound going out of sync quite badly. Reducing the size from 352x288 to smaller has no effect, and I'm fairly convinced this isn't a frame dropping issue due to the lack of processing power. I capture on a hauppauge wintv card, and the PC is strong enough to capture normal tv input with no dropped frames while encoding directly to xvid or divx. For this VHS tape I'm encoding with no compression, and cpu usage is less than 10%. Normally I capture with VirtualDub, but in trying to fix this problem I've tried VirtualDub_sync, Virtual_VCR, Amcap and the hauppauge winTV app - all fail to keep sound in sync (bizarrely amcap claims to have *no* dropped frames, yet still can't keep the sound in sync). At what end of the process are the frames being dropped - internally in the capture card, or at the software end? By the way that all these capture programs are failing (even the sync mod of virtualdub), it's making me think it's due to the capture card - are there any tweaks or settings on a WinTV card that I could do? thanks, nik ps for the sake of only one VHS tape, I don't want to buy either a new VCR or capture card - for the price of that I could take the tape to a professional lab perhaps?