I am in the process of converting my collection of VHS tapes to DVD. First process is to capture the videos into Mpeg2 format, then to create the DVD. I have run into several problems so far, first some back ground info.
Captured video using Asus Digital VCR directly to Mpeg2, image looks great. Average size is around 2.2 gigs per episode. I would like to place four episodes per DVD therefore when I go to create the DVD using Nero 6.03.2 (assuming Nero will recode the Mpeg2 files to fit onto one 4.5gig DVD) Every thing goes good until it starts to recode. Nero states it will take approx 3.5 hours to complete but after about 1 hour it stops and shuts down. No error message, No files nothing created. I spent the better part of a day playing with various configurations but each time Nero simply shuts down after varying amounts of time.
I then tried My Sonic DVD, but it will not allow files which are greater then the 4.5 gigs, and it will not allow me to burn to an image on the hard drive for testing.
I then took one of the Mpeg2 files and used Nero to recompile it (thinking that Nero and Asus formats are not that compatible). Nero took over an hour to recode one episode and the sound was way out of wack, did not match the video several sec. Delay.
I tried to use Nero to capture the video but after about 30 min. it starts to drop frames (100â€™s of frames). I know it is not my system since I a able to capture gigs and gigs of video from other programs with no dropped frames. Also the Mpeg2 files created by Nero had a audio sync problems (once again several sec delay)
I have now resorted to using Virtual VCR to capture AVI files but now I have introduced yet another process not to mention Hugh files 42+ gigs which have to be recode to Mpeg2 which can take a very long time.
Does anyone know of an easier way to convert VHS tapes to DVD?
P4 2.4 gig
mb - Asus P4S8X with 1 gig DDR 2700 ram
video card - Asus FX 5200 video suite
HD 40 and dual 80 gig
DVD Dual format +/â€“