Question about Arcsoft ShowBiz DVD 2 (3265)

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Using ArcSoft Showbiz 3.5 to attenpt to transfer VHS video to my PC, I am able to watch & hear the tape on the pc screen, but when I open the MPEG file, there is no video, only audio.

Running on Windows 10Home

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2021

    the answer on PC is get free VLC, app, from France it plays them all no matter what,
    never seen it fail in over 5 years me.
    do not use old players only modern, and win. VLC is it. (100% safe and free not fake free nor crippled)
    best is make MP4, so it plays even on cell phones,
    your w10 oS does not support vast video file formats, that is easy to learn why, MS does not way to pay for
    100 video codec licenses. and then charge you $400 for windows lamp HOME version../
    VLC cures that, (French guys smarter than Gill Bates)

    arcsoft is a dead product, 2007 made software is.


    2016: (still sold in July )


    2017 deAD , they ended the product then, and sure full of bugs, and not any good for modern use now.
    useless. in 1 word.

    so you sure can not as them, nor is there a support forum for them now or then.

    I would kick Showiz to the curb and burn with
    imgburn (free) or DVDFAB.(buy it)
    your call , you pain using showbiz.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2021

    I guess you have those old products, HW and software
    that USB dongle is VIDEO FLASH ACD converter to USB and files.
    this hardware can work , the software stinksí...


  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2021

    above uses this and

    and OSB

    i guess this is the free app called STUDIO

    top post., do not use the CD, software on it is bad. and super old.

    "Arrived in one day with Prime. Works in Windows 10 without having to install any drivers. I use it with OBS Studio which is free. I’ve already digitized hours of old family videos with many more to go. I’m very happy with this purchase especially for its low price. "

    the makers left off the words OBS STUDIO, (2nd word gets hits right)



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You need to download a new video codec for showbiz

Posted on Oct 22, 2016

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2021

    the maker end sales and support end of 2016 year, it is officially DOA>



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