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Video tape to vcd

I have installed the picture package but it is old version.Now my computer having DVD driver.When i am trying to convert the recorded tape from handycam to video cd , the messags is coming that select proper destination drive. it is showing that CD-R.So i want to install the driver which will match to my machine.Please help me .

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Re: Video tape to vcd

I have handcan min div camera i have the same problems to convet from tape to vcd
thanks for helping us in permanent solution
thanks so much inadvance

Ombeni Mhina
Dar es salaam , Tanzania East Africa

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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