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Capturing MPEG-1 with Diamond VC500

On their site and on the package the one-touch product claims it will capture MPEG 1, 2 and 4. When I check the settings in the Setup window, it shows eight recording formats to pick: DVD, SDVD, VCD, MPG4, AVI, WMV, WMA, MP3. Obviously MPG4 is MPG-4. Are any of these other formats another name for "MPG-1" ? Is there another way to ensure I'm capturing MPG-4 ?
Thanks for your help! --Todd

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Just got a VC500 and trying to convert VHS to digital format with EZ Grabber. But when the VHS finishs playing EZ Grabber continues to record. Is there a way to auto-stop when the tape ends???
    Also I tried using the MP4 output setting but the quality was lousy. So I re-captured as AVI resulting in a 32 GB file. I can covert it to mp4 using Handbrake and the Quality is Much Better! I thought both progarms were using the same Codec. Any thoughts. Sincere thanks from a Noob.
    Regards,

    George

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After more thorough testing I think I partially solved the issue...
The Bad News:
Diamond wrongly promotes in multiple places that it only captures in MPG 1, 2 and 4.
Also most of the settings in the "Setup" tab capture a format different than is labeled. Here are my findings translated: DVD= MPG#, SVCD=MPG#, VCD=MPG1?, MPG4=MPG4, AVI=AVI...etc
The Good News:
After understanding their cryptic format names, you can capture in 8 different formats!! And the format I was interested in was AVI so I'm happy. :)

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