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When I try to record a VHS tape by any method an error message appears stating 'The capture device could not be initialized check the device settings' how do I do this ? Regards, Comus

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  • Wellspring
    Wellspring May 11, 2010

    How do you have your VCR configured to attach to your computer? What hardware are you using to connect the two? What software are you using to record from the VCR? Are you recording to your hard drive or straight to DVD?

  • John Elliott
    John Elliott May 11, 2010

    What model of capture device are you using?


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What type of product are we talking about? what is the name of the device you are using to try and capture VHS?

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Using EasyCapDC60 with Ulead Video Studio 10.0. After a lot of probs(partly solved by using mic jack etc) can record old VHS tapes. But the sound is poor - a lot of reverb. Any answers? Thanks


You can play your VHS tapes on your VHS machine and use a better microphone that is placed at the optimum distance to eliminate feedback. This is not the way to go though because you are doing a valuable task with inferior way of getting a good result. Best way would be to get a VCR to PC Conversion System at an electronics store. I priced one at Radio Shack for $99. You probalby can do better at Fryes Electronics or look on the Internet (Google or Craigslist search amy turn up a better price or a used one).

If you and play your VHS through your current TV or Stereo system you may be able to use the audio out to your PC or other recording device.

The reason that the conversion system is so much better is that they are changing from the analog to the digital system and this is a direct way to rerecord the orignal recording without microphone feedback and room distortion noises.

Hope this helps you resolve your issue.

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Feb 08, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have an Easycap video capture device which I cant get to work. The drivers seem to be installed properly but when I connect my analogue camcorder using the s video or the video and audio jacks and have...


Hi,

I believe that you have to instruct the software from where it should be receiving the video signal. Pls try in your video capture software (Ulead), pls go to the Options menu, click on the Capture Property Settings, Select yourInput Source (S-Video or the Yellow RCA). Other than that, it should be pretty straightforward.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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How to convert analog video to digital format.


<p>Equipment needed <br /> <p> <br /> <p> <ol> <li>PC</li> <li>Analog Capture Card (you can find prices here)</li> <li>Sound card (some capture cards has their own audio input)</li> <li>Cables</li> <li>VHS Player/Camcorder</li> <li>Capture Software (Windows Movie Maker 2 can do this)</li></ol><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p>Steps to perform<br /> <p> <br /> <p> <ol> <li>Hook up your capture device to your computer</li> <li>Turn on your PC, install the drivers</li> <li>Hook up your analog player to your capture card with the cables</li> <li>Load your capture software</li> <li>Set the capture options (video and audio)</li> <li>Start the capture process</li> <li>Start the playback on your analog device</li> <li>Once the analog device has finished, press stop</li> <li>Stop the capture process</li> <li>Save the video</li></ol><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p><br /> <p>Remember, you capture card merely records the signals that comes from you analog device. If the footage is blurry and choppy, it's probably because of aged tapes or dirty video heads.<br />

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The page that comes up when I open quickdvd is the page to choose ''recorded or video tape'' When I click on video tape a window pops up that says ''device not available or in use by another application''...


make sure there is no other backrund programmes running in task manager related to this video device card. such as a webcam software can cause this conflict disable them all, maybe this might help and restart

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Problem with Drive WJ430 - LOREX - QLR0440


Download an XP type for starters...

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I can't get Lorex VistaPro4 QLR0440 working on my XP


I had the same problem for a while till I figured out how to fix it.

go into:
start -> control panel -> system -> hardware -> device manager
in device manager go down to the "sound, video, and game controllers"

in my system there was another set of audio and video capture drivers installed ("kworldb878 audio capture" or something)

go into those, and update driver; instead of letting it search, choose the driver from the list. (lexor is the manufacturer) and then install the lexor drivers, and that fixed it for me :)


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I'm am trying to play age of mythology and after the movie ends, error appears and states "initialization failed".


Initialization failed

This means that the game is attempting to initialize hardware such as the video card but has failed

This can be caused by a number of factors.

1. Your hardware does not meet the games hardware requirements
2. Your hardware requires farther configuration to run the game properly



if you are certan that the game supports your hardware you may need to perform
some extra steps to get your game working

"Failed to initialize" is an incomplete error message because it does not tell you what exactly failed
a more complete error message would read "Failed to initialize the video subsystem" and then it would give an error code such as Error Code xxx telling you exactly what error code to look up
to determine what exactly failed.

Most of the time when a game says ( failed to initialize ) that means a video issue
this may mean missing files or wrong versions of files or incompatable hardware.


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EasyCap DC60 USB 2.0 video capture records good video quality from VHS tapes but the audio is corrupted, sounds like the audio is being played underwater. PC is a P4 dual core with 3Gb RAM and 500Gb HDD....


U Tube has a host of fixes, but none worked for me.

One suggests popping the cover off and checking the terminal where the A/V connections go into the little PC board while listening for improvements.

Another tries other USB ports, another thinks you need to uninstall the whole thing, reboot, then
creep around in the memory startup variables and get rid of it all,

Still wondering if the damn things are mega defective. Pictures are real nice though.

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Vhs to dvd


I looked up your PC and it has a TV tuner card and media center. You should be able to do basic video capture from the VCR with what you have already installed on the PC. I hate to ask this, but have you looked through the manual that came with the PC? That would be a better source in this situation than Windows help. Windows help is very generic and not specific to your PC. I have a little older Gateway PC with a basic TV turner and I was able to transfer videos over. The first thing to do is get to the point that you can see the video playing in media center. You may need to set it up to play thru channel 3 (like we did back when VCRs first came out) and once that is done, you can start recording that "broadcast". Once you have the videos, you can burn them to DVD.
Try this link;
http://forums.support.roxio.com/lofiversion/index.php/t10037.html
There are a few 'minor' things, but I think you have the basics on the PC you have to do the job.

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