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Need Advice On Burning Video Files To A DVD

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#1 ratdem


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:07 PM

I'm a huge fan of the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000, and have collected about 85% of the episodes on DVD. However, I still have about thirty VHS tapes of episodes, and I want to transfer them to DVD so that they'll take up less space, be easier to play and last longer. I bought the Pinnacle Instant DVD recorder device that carries the signal from my VCR to my PC, and used it to burn a quick half hour video to DVD without any trouble. The problem is that when I try and copy an episode of Mistie (about 90 minutes each), the video feed dissapears after about 50 to 60 minutes. The sound is there, but it's just showing a black screen. I burned one tape to DVD, thinking that maybe the display just stopped showing the video, but it would be burned just fine. No dice. Sound, but a blank screen at the 52 minute mark.

Since I was trying to transfer a copy of Shorts (a collection of five short, ten minutes or so, videos) I scanned the tape, writing down the stop times for each segment, and then set the conversion program to stop at each interval and burn the video to a HDD folder. I now have eight functioning VOB files that play just fine on my PC using Power DVD, but will not register in DVD shrink.
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