DVD made from VHS tape will not work on other DVD players
I made a DVD from a VHS tape, using the Go VIdeo, model #VR3845. The DVD can be played on this machine. However, when I tried to play the DVD copy on another DVD player, it did not play. The different DVD machine would not read the DVD. The machine does not acknowedge that there is anything on the DVD. In the past, I have made many DVDs from VHSs on this Go VIdeo machine and could play the DVD copies on other DVD players. What am I doing wrong?
Helen GurnyMY UNIT IS A 4940, BOUGHT FIVE YEARS AGO, BUT NOT USED TILL RECENTLY.. THE FINISHED DISC ONLY PLAYS ON THE GO VIDEO. MY OTHER PLAYERS SAY, "NO DISC." I USE THE PRESCRIBED DVD BLANK, A DVD-RW. SINCE IT DIDN'T PLAY BACK, I SWITCHED TO A DVD-R, SAME PROBLEM. THE DISC'S HAVE BEEN FINALIZED.. DO THEY MAKE A RECORDER THAT WILL RECORD AND RENDER A COPY THAT WILL PLAYBACK ANY DVD FORMAT AND ON ANY RECENT MODEL PLAYER? I HAVE MORE THAN 1OO TAPES OF FAMILY, FREINDS, VACATIONS, GRANS, ETC, SINCE I BROUGHT MY FIRST RECORDER IN 1983.
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For other type of video camera tapes you will have to try other methods like connect camera with tape to a DVD recorder and directly burn the DVDs. You can buy attachments and software for PC but I have found these very cumbersome to work with.
Did it EVER work as expected with VCR audio through the HDMI or are we working through that right now assuming it can?
I don't have a detailed manual, but the rear panel clearly shows some analog-only outputs (and NO digital ones) for the section called DVD/VCR. Internally, I'm sure there are proper analog-digital-converters for recording VHS to the native DVD-R, but VHS VCR's are NOT inherently digital audio devices so I'm pretty sure you need to run an analog RCA pair for the VHS video.
Import the video on your pc using something like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815260028&cm_re=av_card-_-15-260-028-_-Product and convert it to dvd format using the supplied software..
hook the video output from vcr to dvd input at rear, then hook output from dvd to tv input. note; you can not record protected vcr movies you can only record tv shows from sattelite to vcr or dvd recorder. its best to record straight from sattelite to dvd recorder for picture clarity.
try forwarding the tape to the end and then rewind to the start again, this can help to seat the tape correctly on the spindle . the audio track part of the tape is in a specific region on the tape so misalignment may be the issue with those cassettes.
also try to press the tracking up and down when playing the video
Some DVD players have a protection which keeps you from playing copy writed DVD's even if it's on the DVD-R's. Most of the latest DVD players within the past 3-4yrs have this intergraded into it. In that case, your recorder is really working you just need a DVD player that supports your recorded dvd's vs. non-recorded ones.
Have you also tried to play those DVD's on a media center/system on your pc or computer? That might also help you decipher if it's really the burner or the DVD players as well...
Let us know how it goes. Hope this helps..unfortunately when the DVD player has that prevention already intergraded internally there is no way to remove it..its just how it comes.
Combo DVD/VCR players don't output the VHS with Component Video. Most of the time, it won't output over the S-Video either. The high end outputs are ONLY for DVD output. You must run a yellow wire, or use coax cable to get the video. Same goes for the optical digital sound out. It's only for DVD use.