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March 19, 2005 8:31:02 PM

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trying to record old video tapes to hard drive to make DVDs later...SonyRB34
has RCA plugs but there is no way I can get this tape into my system...Win
Movie Maker does nor recognise the Capture Card or the VCR. Win MediaCentre I
cannot see any way of recording a tape through this..seems clownish and
simplistic and no help for this problem can be found...Click to DVD seems
difficult to use and seems to freeze up easily....I bought this computer
specifically to put video tapes into the HD to make DVDs but I am being
frustrated at every turn, with any 'help' info difficult to find.
Has anybody managed to do this?? Surely it shouldn't be so difficult to do?
Anonymous
March 19, 2005 9:49:03 PM

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I haven't tried Click to DVD but I can tell you that Cyberlink's
PowerDirector seems to work just fine. www.gocyberlink.com

Give the trial version a go and see if it works for you before you buy.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging

In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP

"Roy" <Roy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> trying to record old video tapes to hard drive to make DVDs
> later...SonyRB34
> has RCA plugs but there is no way I can get this tape into my system...Win
> Movie Maker does nor recognise the Capture Card or the VCR. Win
> MediaCentre I
> cannot see any way of recording a tape through this..seems clownish and
> simplistic and no help for this problem can be found...Click to DVD seems
> difficult to use and seems to freeze up easily....I bought this computer
> specifically to put video tapes into the HD to make DVDs but I am being
> frustrated at every turn, with any 'help' info difficult to find.
> Has anybody managed to do this?? Surely it shouldn't be so difficult to
> do?
>
March 20, 2005 3:07:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

OK thanks for that tip. Will check it out. I have NERO also, but Nero doesn't
seems to be able to find and recognise the video capture card. Sony helpdesk
tried to steer me away from using Click to DVD and to use Media Centre
instead, but it's hard to get through through the cartoonish display and huge
fonts and get it to do what you want. Very disappointed in MediaCentre so
far.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> I haven't tried Click to DVD but I can tell you that Cyberlink's
> PowerDirector seems to work just fine. www.gocyberlink.com
>
> Give the trial version a go and see if it works for you before you buy.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>
> "Roy" <Roy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:677FCF8A-42F8-4352-9D13-51485E959356@microsoft.com...
> > trying to record old video tapes to hard drive to make DVDs
> > later...SonyRB34
> > has RCA plugs but there is no way I can get this tape into my system...Win
> > Movie Maker does nor recognise the Capture Card or the VCR. Win
> > MediaCentre I
> > cannot see any way of recording a tape through this..seems clownish and
> > simplistic and no help for this problem can be found...Click to DVD seems
> > difficult to use and seems to freeze up easily....I bought this computer
> > specifically to put video tapes into the HD to make DVDs but I am being
> > frustrated at every turn, with any 'help' info difficult to find.
> > Has anybody managed to do this?? Surely it shouldn't be so difficult to
> > do?
> >
>
>
>
>
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