I can copy it to the hard drive, but it won't copy to my dvd burner
I have dvd+R and dvd +RW, but I think I seen it on my laptop
somewhere that it requires dvd-R- ....
does it make a difference ? I ended up buying a Dazzle Recorder
that copies from the VCR , and uses the laptop for a monitor,
but it was made for Windows XP
so I had to download a patch from Pinnacle to run it.
I'm ready to bring the recorder back and try to get an all
in one vcr/ dvd recorder........I only need something to
copy my old vcr tapes of my kids and some old vodeos of when I
was small...........any help would be great !!
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Re: vhs to dvd
Get a TV card (PCI, USB or PCMCIA); plug an AV cable from the back of the VCR to the TV card, then use the software supplied with the TV card to write the input to an AVI file... The playback has to be 1 to 1, write the AVI to a DVD using any DVD, or VCD creation software... If you want multiple copies copy the DVD, don't re-write it from the source material (it is quicker)... And then delete the source AVI. If you don't have a TV card but have a digital camcorder see if it supports AV-IN. When you do this I go from my VCR to the camera then to a firewire port on the PC. The camera acts as a bridge. you can burn it with Nero 5.5xx Get very good results this way.
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Not all Inspirons have CD burners (the 4 factory options were CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, and DVD/CD-RW. You can confirm that via Windows Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager and double click on DVD/CD-ROM drives to see what model drive you have, then just Google it to see what it's capable of.
In case you have either a CD-RW type drive or a DVD/ CD-RW drive and it doesn't want to burn CD's , then it's a bad drive.
"This model of computer does not have a blu-ray drive unless you got a third party upgrade. In this case, you will need to track down special drivers, which can best be done by whomever sold you the drive.
I understood that the laptop you are using the hp pavilion dv6000z has already a pretty good burner..
8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW
4x DVD-/+R DL
so ...all you have to do is to learn how to use it ...and for this I recomand Nero softwaer ...even elder versions of this software works great ..and you can make a data dvd with files like dvdrip avi ...that most dvd and all copmuter will playback it..also ...you can burn dvd or Vcd that will be seen in all ...in the matter of the music ...all pm3 players can read data cd ....meaning just mp3 burned into a disk ...and for cd players that reads only old track format you can make them in windows media player ...so read about and use your burner...
The two symptoms could be attributed to a viral activity. Some viruses will disable your CD/dvd burner for the reasons you cannot make a backup copy with your important files.
I suggest, it is safer to scan your harddrive using another clean computer with a good antivirus and malware remover.
Even I too experienced that everytime when you access cmd,msconfig,task manager, sytem restore, registry editor there's some kind of counter. Until you reach the number of times you access that it will release its destructive job. For me it also block me of using USB, even floppy.
Commonly this is a Vundo activity. Many free antivirus can disinfect this. Disinfecting directly from its own hard drive. But the risk of your important files is the priority that is why I suggest to it using another computer. But it is your call.
I recommend Avira, malwarebytes antimalware. Install, update then scan. And still check your DVD burner for hardware defect.
You may have what is called a combo drive...it can play and burn cds but can only play dvds, not burn them. Look at the face plate on the drive and see what is written on it. If it has the following: Recordable Drive = CD Burner DVD = DVD Player RW & DVD = DVD Burner
If recordable drive and DVD is on the drive but no RW, chances are its a combo drive. Keep us posted.
Read the front of your drive to see if you have a DVD-R or DVD-RW drive. A DVD-R will copy a DVD to your hard drive, but will not burn it. If you do have a DVD-RW drive, try a different brand of disc or a DVD-R disc, some drive are just temperamental.
Check the settings on your Sonic Record Now. I think you have it set to copy data to your hard drive, look for this in the options menu. You should clean out all temp files too in case it is storing them there from the DVD sessions.