July 29, 2006
As an old retired guy (boy it is great) who has completed transferring most of his very vintage vinyl music albums to CDs and who is now undertaking the transfer of the family VHS movies to DVD, I joined the club as a resource of answers to questions that may arise.
So far since the weather here in St. Louis, Missouri, US, has been itâ€™s normal self, (uncomfortably hot & humid) I have been spending the time inside working on my new project.
Recently with the help of suggestions the club forum and personel friends, I fixed a problem that I was having while trying to burn avi files from a newly installed Seagate 250GB HD to a newly installed Plextor 760A DVD burner. After I applied a BIOS upgrade, the problem was solved.
Now, I am trying to deal with some old VHS tapes and dropped frames while doing the video capture. Turning off unused background apps, Norton, etc. cleaning the VCR heads, itâ€™s trial by error but itâ€™s getting better.
By the way, I am using an older release of Pinnacle Studio (V 7) and a DC10 Plus capture board which I purchased back when I had the first incarnation of my PC built.
But, that issue is not an issue with our newer VHS tapes, so I will just have to deal with it.
But, I do have a question and I donâ€™t know which club â€œforumâ€ to post it to. If someone could offer some guidance, I would be appreciative.
The question is, is there a way to burn a DVD with a variety of separate mpg files (created by my Pinnacle software) AND a menu so that the separate mpg files can be selected and played one by one. Sort of like selecting Folders of jpg files from a CD?
On a test burn of several avi files, my OPPO DVD player played them ok, but played them one after another without pausing between them. I would like to have a menu in order to select a specific family movie from the DVD.