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I Need Help Putting Vhs On My Pc.


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#1 Colonel O'Neill

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:11 PM

I've hooked up my VCR to my PC by plugging the VCR's audio/video cables into Pinnacle's "Dazzle" device which plugs into my PC via USB. I'm using Nero to capture video. I turn on the VCR, play the tape, and then begin recording. A minute or two after I start playing the tape, the PC locks up, forcing me to press the restart button.

When I open up the capture program, my CPU Usage skyrockets. When I turn on the VCR, it skyrockets further. When I play a tape, the CPU Usage goes critical, reaching 100%, and freezing my computer.

Help! :thumbsup:

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:01 PM

Doing video captures takes a great deal of memory. How much memory do you have, and what flavor of Windows are you running?

#3 Colonel O'Neill

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:03 PM

I am using Windows XP with a 256 and 512 memory stick.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 12:10 AM

Hello? :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:46 AM

Hi Colonel O'Neill
I too have copied some VHS to PC to DVD but not recently so am not much help. I know for certain that it all requires ALOT of memory or space on your hard drive. (Unlike photos)
I bought a new computer to be able to do it.These sites were still in my favourites so maybe they will be helpful. PapaJohn is a master (The first site).
PapaJohn
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I think this is how I discovered Bleeping Computer too, so hang in there. Someone will probably know how to help you.
Have you tried getting rid of un-needed programs, documents, junk and perhaps defragging? This may help.
Ness

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:41 AM

Sorry. I didn't get a notification that this topic had been responded to. The sites provided by Aussie look like a good place to start. It looks like you probably have enough memory. the other limiting factor is going to be hard drive space.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:46 AM

Pinnacle systems software loves ram I have seen the same freeze up fixed this problem by adding 1 gig to a 512 machine. I then got a messsage not enough disk space with 25 gig free on a 120 gig drive. Ran clean up freed 17 more gig and then pinnacle ran fine.
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