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#1 flavius

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:22 PM

hi in my previous post HARDWARE hamluis hinted that the composite video cable with one white phono and one yellow phono could not connect to my old laptop so i tackled the problem of transfering the recorded material from my sharps viewcam to my pc to use with windows movie maker 2.1 by conecting the two phonos to my philips dvd recorder and transfering the Hi8 tape contents to a dvd rw disc which came out as a fine recording both visual and audio, the problem is my dvd rom/ cd writer will not identify the recorded dvd disc but will play bought movies on dvd so what is going wrong? can any one suggest a method of getting my viewcam recordings to pc without a fortune being spent, cheers finbar
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:55 PM

You might want to look into this device a little more
KWorld Xpert DVD Maker USB 2.0 Video Capture Device

Edited by garmanma, 18 June 2008 - 02:56 PM.

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#3 flavius

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:49 PM

garmanma happy birthday first, the link is ace and lead me to a site in this country(england) misco.co.ukwho do the same thing so i have left them an email and should know something shortly,thanks again for the link, do you now any one who might throw so light on the question of why the recorded dvd from the philips dvd recorder will not play on my dvd rom / cd writer cheers finbar
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 05:27 PM

You need the right codecs in order for DVDs to play properly on your system.

There are various codecs for various video formats...so users sometimes have problems viewing files which they believe they ought to be capable of viewing.

Using Codecs - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme.../faq/codec.mspx

I suggest that you download and install the K-lite Codec Pack, http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

What program are you using to view these files with?

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:38 AM

thanks louis, i am using vlc from videolan and it as been playing pretty much what ever i have thrown at it i only use wmp11 for my music as it does seem to recognise much else, i have just this minute switch on and wanted to reply to you straight away so now i am going to try your two links, if i succeed in in any of my endevers it down to the support of you guys (garmanma) and will post any satisfactory results, cheers finbar
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:23 AM

I've never done it the way you have, so I ask this, do you need to finalize the disk? When I transfer video from VCR to DVD on my player I have to finalize the disk before it will work in anything besides the player I transfered with...
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:34 AM

philips dvd recorder


Assuming this is a stand alone DVD recorder.



why the recorded dvd from the philips dvd recorder will not play on my dvd rom / cd writer cheers finbar




I finalize the DVD-RW with my stand alone DVD recorder. you can always use the stand alone DVD recorder to un-finalize the DVD RW, or erase DVD to use again.
There's a limit to how many times you can erase a disc.
It should play on your PC.
But if it doesn't.
I do this; use the PC's DVD drive and Nero (or equivalent) to import the video. If nero can't read the drive, then I copy the TS folders to the hard drive. from there I use Nero 6 Ultra to open the video as follows.


1. Place the finalized DVD in your PC's DVD tray.
2. Open Nero.
3. choose “Make a DVD”
4. Choose “Import Video”
5. click on the DVD drive that your disc is in. Or video TS folder on the Hard drive.
6. Nero will now import the VOB files from the DVD.
7. Click on the VOB video file.
8. Click on the “Export” button.
9. Click the configure button to check the audio video format. (I change the audio from “automatic” to LPCM because my video editor only recognizes LPCM.)

Nero will convert the Video to an MPEG-2 where you can view it, burn it, or store it on your hard drive.

Does Windows Movie maker support Mpeg2 video's? I didn't think it did, but could be wrong.

If you don't have a video editor, sometimes a decent editor will come bundled with a camcorder, or DVD drive when you buy it. for example Arcsoft Showbiz was on the install disc for a camcorder I bought. Arcsoft Showbiz is a decent video editor that will import and export video's. Nero came with a DVD burner.

Hope this helps.

Edited by 12x48y, 19 June 2008 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2008 - 01:39 PM

wildabeast thanks for the reminder read on you will understand. 12x48y thanks to you also, you both reminded me about finalizing the disc, yes the philips3380 is stand alone and what i record on it will play on the philips dvd player in the bedroom but if i have made a recording for someone else i have to finalize it first before it will play for them,what a plonker, 12x48y i don't have a dvdwriter only dvd rom i have been outbid twice on ebay for an external dvd writer but will keep trying and yes movie maker2.1 according to microsoft will identify with mpeg2. the philips 3380 manual says it uses mpeg1 mpeg2 divx3.11/4/5/6 which is why it will play any downloaded torrent burnt to cd 700mb with brilliant quality considering the reasonable price i paid new two years ago, so many thanks to all of you out there for your help i will do as you advise and hope to succeed if not i will come back to this post cheers finbar
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:28 PM

hi garmanma, wildabeast and 12x48y i managed to sort out the viewcam to laptop problem after i could'nt play my dvd disc on the computer, i have just posted hamluis a reply explaining how, garmanma it should be of extra interest to you, so many thanks to you all for your advice if i can help any of you in the future give me a shout finbar
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