Audio Volume Loss in NVE3

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Hello! I have a problem which is driving me crazy! I apparently posted this in the wrong forum and apologize.

You will find listed below the equipment and software I am using, then an explanation of what I am doing and the problem.

DirecTv system: DVR r-15

JVC DVD recorder DR M100

PC information.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Asset Tag: 123456789000
Chassis Serial Number: EVAL
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTek Computer INC.
A8V-E SE 1.XX
Serial Number: 123456789000
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A8V-E SE ACPI BIOS Revision 1002 07/13/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
203.91 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
192.37 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

PLEXTOR DVDR PX-760A [CD-ROM drive]
TSSTcorp CD-ROM SH-C522C
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6B200R0 [Hard drive] (203.93 GB) – drive 0, s/n B503QHNH, rev BAH41E00, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory
1024 Megabytes Installed
Slot ‘A0’ has 512 MB
Slot ‘A1’ is Empty
Slot ‘A2’ has 512 MB
Slot ‘A3’ is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 203.91 GB 192.37 GB free
Network Drives
Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (4x) MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
Realtek AC’97 Audio for VIA ® Audio Controller
Ahead software - NeroMediaPlayer Version 1, 4, 0, 35 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero BackItUp Restore Version 1, 2, 0, 61 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero BackItUp Scheduler Version 1, 2, 0, 61 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero BackItUp Version 1, 2, 0, 61 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero Burning ROM Version 6, 6, 1, 4 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero MediaHome Version 1, 3, 0, 4 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero Photosnap image editor Version 1, 1, 0, 6 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero Photosnap Viewer Version 1, 1, 0, 6 *
Ahead Software AG - Nero Recode 2 Version 2, 2, 6, 17b *
Ahead Software AG - Nero StartSmart Version 2, 1, 0, 5 *
Ahead Software Gmbh NeroCheck Version 1, 0, 0, 2 *
ASUSTek Computer Inc. - ASUS Update Version 6, 5, 0, 1 *
ASUSTek Computer Inc. - MyLogo Application Version 6, 1, 0, 1 *
Audacity *
Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.2180 *
DVD Shrink Version 3.2.0.15 *
Gabest - Media Player Classic Version 6, 4, 9, 0 *
Hervé Thouzard - UnzipThemAll Version 1.00.0004 *
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE SE 106 *
LIGHTNING UK! - DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 *
McAfee Inc. - VirusScan *
McAfee Personal Firewall (MPF) Version 6.1.0.44 *
McAfee Personal Firewall Version 6.1.0.44 *
McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager Version 6, 0, 0, 0 *
McAfee SecurityCenter Version 6, 0, 0, 0 *
McAfee SpamKiller Version 6.1 *
McAfee SpamKiller Version 6.1.0.0 *
McAfee VirusScan Version 10, 0, 0, 0 *
Microsoft ® Windows Script Host Version 5.6.0.8820 * Microsoft App-wide S
Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 6.00.2900.2180 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 3.1.4000.1823 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.1.4026.0 *
Microsoft Setup for Windows Version 3.0 *
Microsoft® Windows Media Player Version 10.00.00.3802 *
Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Version 2.0.0.1 *
Nero AG - Cover Designer Version 2, 3, 1, 3 *
Nero AG - InfoTool Application Version 3, 0, 7, 0 *
Nero CD - DVD Speed Version 4, 1, 1, 0 *
Nero DriveSpeed Version 3, 0, 6, 0 *
Nero ShowTime Version 2, 0, 1, 9 *
NeroVision Version 3,1,0,25 *
Plextor SA/NV - PlexTools Professional Version 2, 20, 0, 0 *
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - RtlRack Application Version 1.10.0.0 *
Safer Networking Limited - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 4, 0, 3 *
Safer Networking Limited - SpyBot-S&D Version 1, 4, 0, 3 *
SlySoft, Inc. - AnyDVD Version 6, 0, 0, 0 *
SlySoft, Inc. - AnyDVD Version 6.1.1.3 *
SpywareBlaster AutoUpdate Version 3.05.0001 *
SpywareBlaster Version 3.05.0001 *
Switch *
Verizon Online DSL – Verizon Updates Version 2.0.1.11 *
WavePad *
Womble Multmedia, Inc. - MPEG-VCR V3.14 (09/2005) Version 3, 14, 1, 1

First I will tell you what I do, then tell you the problem.

What I do. I schedule tv shows and movies to record on my DirecTv receiver DVR r-15 (DirecTv’s proprietary tivo-like hard drive recorder). Later, I play the recorded programs and record them on my JVC dvd recorder using DVD-RW media. The duration of the shows are from 30 minutes to two hours, so I set the dvd recorder to the 2 hour setting in order to make maximum use of DVD-RW disc space for quality video and audio.

I then rip all the files using DVD Decrypter into a specific folder located in My Documents. As time permits, I open my MPEG2-VCR program, import each file, edit out the commercials and save them into the original folder. Later, I double click the Start Smart icon, choose Nero Vision Express. Problem #1:

Up pops this alert:
Nero Vision:
Hardware acceleration is deactivated. Some
capture devices maly not work properly.
You can activate hardware acceleration using
the Directx Diagnostic Tool,

When this first occured I used this tool and found my Hardware Acceleration was indeed activated!

I continued the process. In Nero Vision Express3 I choose “Make Movie”. I now have my “Untitled Project” and click on the button “browse for media” and add the edited video files to my project. The preview window allows me to play the file so I do that. Problem #2: the audio volume has diminished by close to 25%!! This is problematic when I play the finished DVD video on my standalone DVD player; I have turn up the volume much higher; when I return to TV viewing, I am “blasted” with high volume!

DirecTv movies which have no commercials, I use DVD Shrink, which uses Nero as its default burner. The results are the same using this method!

I have been doing this for over a year now without any of these problems, except for the “Hardware Acceleration” issue which up to a month did not affect the audio of my final burn. I believe Nero is one of the “finest” multiple function programs I have ever used. Having said this however, getting some support is extremely difficult. Please! Anyone who can help me solve this problem I will gladly give you my eldest son the Doctor in marriage to one of your daughters!

Cheers and Thanks!