I purchased a Dazzle Video Creator Platinum, which uses the DVC 170 device and software. It’s simple enough, using the right and left audio and video RCA plugs (out) from the VCR, into the DVC 170 and then the DVC 170 goes into the PC via a USB connection. Easy, right?
I prefer to load the videos to hard disk first and then to DVD, which can be done. The output is a VOB file. CloneDVD2 has an option to let you get this file and then put it on the DVD but the problem is the Dazzle stuff. The program never ends. It just hangs at the end and there is no stopping it (if it’s even running). It can’t even be stopped through Task Manager.
So here’s the request, since I’ve already spent a lot of money and I still can’t get my way. I want to copy VHS to my PC so I can transfer the video to DVD. I have older tapes that need to be transferred before they break. The AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 software is excellent and will always be part of my recording software but I need something to get the VHS to a state that can be used by this software. The only output from my DVR/VCR is RCA plugs, left, right and video. What do I need here. Is there something, that when connected, can be seen by AnyDVD or CloneDVD2 as the input device. That would be so fine because then I can put it on the hard drive or straight to the DVD.
Thanks for your help…Vince