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VHS to DVD

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by DungBetle, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. DungBetle

    DungBetle Member

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    I have movies on vhs tapes. I want to burn them to very simple DVDs. No menus, no fancy shit, all I want is the movie to start playing in my DVD player when I insert the DVD. Simple? No, not for me, and I'm going nuts.

    I've tried dozens of programs and there's always something going wrong. What I need is a program that is able to do the following :

    - capturing the movie without letting the audio and the video going out of sync
    - cropping the picture so that the ugly blurred bar at the bottom can be removed
    - mildly editing the movie once it's captured so I can remove a few useless segments

    That is already seemingly impossible to find.

    IS THIS POSSIBLE, AND HOW??? Thanks.
     
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  2. Gringle

    Gringle Guest

    I ain't certain; but thurs folk out thur...? who know about these things.
     
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    When capturing avi, there is a virtualdub version called VirtualdubVCR+SYNC, which uses a much better method to keep audio and video in sync if you're having trouble with that. Then AVI2DVD (you need DVD2SVCD v.1.2.2 b3 and TMPGEnc) for conversion AVI to DVD.


     
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    I'll try. Where can I find a download for Virtualdub VCR+SYNC ?
     
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    Thanks very much.

    Now, another question, I unfortunately can't manage to capture anything using this program... I go to the capture window, configure everything, and the images from my vcr immediately appear in the window, so I know it is detected properly. However, after I click to start the capture, when I choose to stop it, it says : "Warning: no frames captured. Make sure your capture card is functioning correctly and that a valid video source is connected. You might also try turning off overlay, reducing the image size, or reducing the image depth to 24 or 16-bit."

    What can I do?

    (PS: I have tried the things they suggest, it's not the problem)
     
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    I have an "ASUS Silicon WDM video capture" card. I googled it but am unsure where to find a proper driver for it :|
     
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    Thanks for the help again.

    I attempted to install this driver, but I had a warning message from Windows telling me it was "unsigned" and strongly advising me not to install it, so I cancelled. Was it normal?
     
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    Unsigned driver.. They says: "Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer."

    When in the vdub's capture mode, go to capture -> preferences. There you can see the default capture driver.
     
  13. DungBetle

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    Last time I installed such a driver (with the same warning) it screwed up my system and, indeed, I thankfully managed to restore everything back to normal using a system restore point. Now I'm a bit wary to bypass that warning again :eek:/

    The only driver I can choose in the preferences is :

    Driver 0 - Microsoft WDM Image Capture (Win32)
     
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    Smart enough not to install this driver on your system. I think, it's better to swap your old capture card to the new one.
     
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    What new one? :eek:/
     
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    Stardust is telling you to toss out your old capture card & BUY a new one.
     
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     ...Or you could go to http://www.samsclub.com and buy a LVW-5101 DVD recorder by Lite-On ... At $140, this has got to be the least expensive DVD recorder on the market ...
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     . . . Of all the things in my life that I've lost . . . . . I miss my mind the most . . .[/small]
     
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