VHS to DVD

vbimport

#1

I have a DViCO DVB-T plus digital TV card,with a SVHS plug,which I imagine I can plug my non Super VCR into.If that works can I make a .vob DVD from there? And before I’m told to use search, I did & it said it wasn’t 3 words so I added more, it still said the same, I added more words, it still said the same???.I’ve learnt here I will buy some different DVDs.


#2

If DViCo have written BDA compliant drivers for this card, then you should be able to use some software like GB-PVR to save the TV programmes as an MPEG2 file (ie with no need to export to VHS or DVD recorder. It looks as if they do BDA drivers, judging by this list on the GB-PVR site:

http://gbpvr.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manual/CaptureCards

BTW with searching if you enclose the words in speech marks ("") then it will work :slight_smile:


#3

[QUOTE=imkidd57;2030682]If DViCo have written BDA compliant drivers for this card, then you should be able to use some software like GB-PVR to save the TV programmes as an MPEG2 file (ie with no need to export to VHS or DVD recorder. It looks as if they do BDA drivers, judging by this list on the GB-PVR site:

http://gbpvr.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manual/CaptureCards

BTW with searching if you enclose the words in speech marks ("") then it will work :)[/QUOTE]

Thanks, the “” search works. As I want to play DVDs on a standalone player, I want to convert to .vob; I’ve tried DVD Styler, can make nice menus but what’s happened to the sound? it plays at the start of 2 episodes, then stops, for the other 2 episodes it has no sound at all? I’m looking for a free program preferably.


#4

Another free authoring program is GuiforDVDAuthor. http://download.videohelp.com/GFD/


#5

Jrik;What are the files you are putting into DVDStyler?
If they are .vob can you play them with VLC player before you put them in?


#6

[QUOTE=cholla;2041616]Jrik;What are the files you are putting into DVDStyler?
If they are .vob can you play them with VLC player before you put them in?[/QUOTE]

I’m eventually going to convert all my VCR tapes to DVD but at the moment I’m experimenting with 4 episodes of ‘Executive Stress’: re VLC, I don’t know (yet, going to downlload & try it) but they’re converted to mpeg2 & play, with sound, on ‘Winamp’.


#7

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2041457]Another free authoring program is GuiforDVDAuthor. http://download.videohelp.com/GFD/[/QUOTE]

Thanks, I’m downloading it now, I’ll try it out, see how it goes.


#8

Jrik;Did you download the two .pdf manuals at the DVDStyler site?They helped me a lot.I know DVDStyler can be picky about it’s button settings.That’s part of the problem.
Did VLC play the individual mpeg2 files OK?
If yes then try this it’s not very fast but has worked for me.
Put all four mpeg2 files in VSO DivxtoDVD it’s freeware.The same company has a shareware version ConvertXtoDVD I haven’t use it but it probably can do more.
Make the settings you want there aren’t many.Then convert to a folder.When finished you should have a standard DVD VIDEO_TS folder with DVD files.This will burn but won’t have the control over the individual titles you probably want.
So put these .vobs in DVDStyler & work with them.


#9

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2041457]Another free authoring program is GuiforDVDAuthor. http://download.videohelp.com/GFD/[/QUOTE]

I tried it, it seems unnecessarily complicated, it kept saying bout demultiplexing, I pressed F8 but nothing happened so I ‘continue anyway’, I pressed Burn DVD, it said, in config put path to burner but I couldn’t find where to put that, help was useless so I gave up. Thanks.


#10

[QUOTE=cholla;2042889]Jrik;Did you download the two .pdf manuals at the DVDStyler site?They helped me a lot.I know DVDStyler can be picky about it’s button settings.That’s part of the problem.
Did VLC play the individual mpeg2 files OK?
If yes then try this it’s not very fast but has worked for me.
Put all four mpeg2 files in VSO DivxtoDVD it’s freeware.The same company has a shareware version ConvertXtoDVD I haven’t use it but it probably can do more.
Make the settings you want there aren’t many.Then convert to a folder.When finished you should have a standard DVD VIDEO_TS folder with DVD files.This will burn but won’t have the control over the individual titles you probably want.
So put these .vobs in DVDStyler & work with them.[/QUOTE]

Strange, (they’re converted to mpeg, oh, I’ll see if I can play the .vob’s on VLC) the sound was OK on Winamp but on VLC it sounde like streaming audio over dial-up (even the sound that recorded OK on DVD styler). I think I did read a couple of pdf’s (I’m now trying to find them) I tried the trial version of ConvertXtoDVD it made a menu & can convert .avi’s which seem to work better than .mpeg’s (although it can do them too) it works good but as I have limited money I’d rather, if possible, find a free one. Now I’ll continue looking for .pdf’s, thanks cholla.


#11

[QUOTE=cholla;2041616]Jrik;What are the files you are putting into DVDStyler?
If they are .vob can you play them with VLC player before you put them in?[/QUOTE]

I just tried playing (converted from mpeg2 on DVD styler) .vob on VLC player, they are quiet about the same places as on DVD styler but when they do sound it’s like streaming audio over dialup.

[Quote Jrik;Did you download the two .pdf manuals at the DVDStyler site?

I think I had read bout DVD Flick not Styler, was good but no menus. I looked for .pdf’s & on the net but can’t find them, do you know the URL? Thanks.


#12

Jrik; Try playing the MPEG’s not the ones converted to .vobs in WMP.To check the sound if the sound is wrong in both WMP & VLC I think the MPEG files from the rip from VHS are bad.That just means you need to rip them again.
I looked at your DViCO DVB-T plus digital TV card I think I looked at the correct one.It should work with regular analog composite video out.As picture below.
ConvertXtoDVD is shareware .I didn’t realize they no longer had the freeware version on the VSO site.
Heres a URL to a download of DivxtoDVD(freeware.):
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/vso_divxtodvd_free.cfm
Here is the URL DVDStyler manuals:
DVDStyler .pdf Guides:
Download both Guide & Operation Manual
Select Docs
http://www.dvdstyler.de/
Also look at the MPEG files with another freeware GSpot.& post the Audio information.



#13

[QUOTE=cholla;2043515]Jrik;[U] Try playing the MPEG’s[/U] not the ones converted to .vobs in WMP.To check the sound if the sound is wrong in both WMP & VLC I think the MPEG files from the rip from VHS are bad.That just means you need to rip them again.
[U]I looked at your DViCO DVB-T plus digital TV card I think I looked at the correct one.It should work with regular analog composite video out.As picture below.[/U]ConvertXtoDVD is shareware .I didn’t realize they no longer had the freeware version on the VSO site.
Heres a URL to a download of DivxtoDVD(freeware.):
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/vso_divxtodvd_free.cfm
Here is the URL DVDStyler manuals:
DVDStyler .pdf Guides:
[U]Download both Guide & Operation Manual
Select Docs http://www.dvdstyler.de/[/U]
Also look at the MPEG files with another freeware GSpot.& post the Audio information.[/QUOTE]

I did, see above but they play OK on Winamp? I recorded eps. of Executive Stress off TV so either it wasn’t receiving them right or the DViCO converters to blame. I seem to find AVI xvid best. My DVico came out before Vista, I think you looked at the dual whereas mine is single; it has a plug that goes to L & R Audio & Video RCA plugs & a SVHS plug, I imagine if I use the AV plugs it’ll work.
I went to this page ‘Docs’ & then I realised I’d been there before, the link doesn’t work, I still can’t find any info on it but thanks.
I’ve tried heaps of converting, editing progs, one thing they have in common, they think you have ESP, it’s really hard finding how they work by trial & error. I’m just about ready to give up.
I want to use the TV capture card but it captures in .tp (transport stream) meaning I’ve to convert it to mpeg/avi & then edit it, then convert to .vob which is a lot of converting & possibly degrading the signal: is there a TV card that goes straight to .vob & able to be edited? Mine can edit but no preview, it’s very hard doing it blind.


#14

[QUOTE=cholla;2043515]Jrik; Try playing the MPEG’s not the ones converted to .vobs in WMP.To check the sound if the sound is wrong in both WMP & VLC I think the MPEG files from the rip from VHS are bad.That just means you need to rip them again.
I looked at your DViCO DVB-T plus digital TV card I think I looked at the correct one.It should work with regular analog composite video out.As picture below.
ConvertXtoDVD is shareware .I didn’t realize they no longer had the freeware version on the VSO site.
[U]Heres a URL to a download of DivxtoDVD(freeware.):
[/U]http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/vso_divxtodvd_free.cfm
Here is the URL DVDStyler manuals:
DVDStyler .pdf Guides:
Download both Guide & Operation Manual
Select Docs
http://www.dvdstyler.de/
[U]Also look at the MPEG files with another freeware GSpot.& post the Audio information.[/QUOTE][/U]

I looked at this but it has no menu.
Would this be Tables\Audio Codes?
Thanks for your help


#15

Jrik;You would use the red,white & yellow plugs.
The DVDStyler link works for me so I don’t know why it doesn’t for you.
I can post the smaller manual.The other one is way beyond the size allowed here.
I’m not sure how the best way to convert from the transport stream files.
Maybe some other member has experence with this & will post.
I “capture” my television programs with my settop recorder on a RW & then work with that.So it already is in .vob,.ifo & .bup.
Heres the smaller guide but the larger has a lot more detail.
Could it be a browser problem that the link doesn’t work?I’m using IE7.

DVDStylerGuide.pdf (166 KB)


#16

[QUOTE=cholla;2047250]Jrik;You would use the red,white & yellow plugs.
The DVDStyler link works for me so I don’t know why it doesn’t for you.
I can post the smaller manual.The other one is way beyond the size allowed here.
I’m not sure how the best way to convert from the transport stream files.
Maybe some other member has experence with this & will post.
[U]I “capture” my television programs with my settop recorder on a RW & then work with that.So it already is in .vob,.ifo & .bup[/U].
Heres the smaller guide but the larger has a lot more detail.
Could it be a browser problem that the link doesn’t work?I’m using [U]IE7[/U].[/QUOTE]

-Maybe I can get a TV card that captures .vob.
-I’m using IE7, I can get that website, all the buttons work (home-contact)
in Docs I can get wiki etc. but when I click on either 'English Guide/Manual it gets ‘Page cannot be displayed’. Thanks for the Guide but the pc says it can’t open it. It might be, I’ve got dialup.


#17

Jrik;I haven’t worked with .ts but I think the conversion is probably the problem.I think a lot of the cards capture in MPEG 2.I noticed in looking the DViCO cards are only available in Europe & Austraila so there may be a reason & you need to capture in .ts then convert .
I didn’t realize this till I looked around a bit.I thought you had captured as MPEG2 in the first place.The .ts is unfamiliar territory for me.
I hope some of these links help.

http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/Eng/Support/FAQApplication.aspx?act=RD&id=346&pg=0&CATID=14&SCATID=49
http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/Eng/Support/FAQApplication.aspx?act=RD&id=128&pg=0&CATID=14&SCATID=48
http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/Eng/Support/FAQApplication.aspx?act=RD&id=334&pg=0&CATID=14&SCATID=48

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/ProjectX
Fusion Converter tool
http://www.samplerzone.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=10&products_id=152
I couldn’t make much sense of this but it seemed to be what the fusionhdtv site was talking about.