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Forum: Computers 05-24-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Sirworm
Will VirtualDub be affected by screensaver?

Hello,
I am planning to buy a new monitor for VHS capture, and was wondering if enabling a screensaver would result in dropped frames and whatnot. My computer is pretty powerful with 24 GB of RAM...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Sirworm
Capture cards are known to do funky things with...

Capture cards are known to do funky things with the video, changing the brightness being one of them. For an example, my VC500 made things brighter (at least on my Snow White retail tape). It could...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-09-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Sirworm
I'll be sure to try this out, thank you! However,...

I'll be sure to try this out, thank you! However, how can I determine what the highest merit/lowest merit is? I'll just go ahead and try setting it to "merit preferred" after I finish transferring...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-09-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Sirworm
Selecting Preview on VirtualDub causes it to crash?

Overlay does not work with my capture card and selecting preview had always worked... until I decided to plug in the audio cables and s video cable to my tv to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD. However...
Forum: Blank Media 01-25-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By Sirworm
Temporary quarantine solution for moldy VHS tapes?

Hello everyone,
This may sound a tad ridiculous but I'm in need of a temporary quarantine solution for a moldy retail tape. The mold is not extreme, but I am worried that it will eventually spread...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-01-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Sirworm
Is there anything wrong with using VirtualDub2?

I'm using a Pinnacle 510-USB and Virtualdub versions 1.9x and 1.10x never showed the preview or overlay displays (at one point 1.9 worked but I set the colorspace to something different accidentally...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-27-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,401
Posted By Sirworm
Don't mean to bring up this thread from the dead...

Don't mean to bring up this thread from the dead but have you tried using Virtualdub2? I had the same problem you were having (with the preview window not showing), however Virtualdub2 seems to treat...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-06-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,852
Posted By Sirworm
Actually, it isnt always Conexant. It can vary...

Actually, it isnt always Conexant. It can vary from model to model. Forgot what I use under that tab but it isnt Conexant (I'm using a newer model).

The green and violet video is a strange...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 11-27-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 77,998
Posted By Sirworm
I understand this is an old thread, but I just...

I understand this is an old thread, but I just wanted to clarify that there was a recent tutorial that covered installing HuffYUV 32 bit on a 64 bit PC.

You would pretty much follow everything...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By Sirworm
Mold or dust on VHS tape? (pictures attached)

Hello,
Recently I had inserted a retail VHS tape into my VCR, thinking that what I saw on the VHS tape was dust, as I thought mold was fuzzier. However, I still am questioning my decision on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,894
Posted By Sirworm
Feel well soon! You're still capable of healing,...

Feel well soon! You're still capable of healing, which is great. As Winsordawson said, this would indeed be a great time to catch up on any shows if that is your thing.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-02-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By Sirworm
Sounds good! I'll probably get the cheapest one,...

Sounds good! I'll probably get the cheapest one, not quite sure what the reasoning is behind the more expensive ones (if there is reasoning I should get the more expensive ones please notify me)....
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-01-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By Sirworm
Surge protector for VCR considered bad?

By the way, I'm currently using a surge protector for my VCR. Is this considered bad?
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By Sirworm
Best way to determine mold on a VHS tape?

Obviously I know what mold looks like, but I'm concerned about me failing to recognize the slightest of mold on my VHS tapes, putting it into my VCR, and dirtying the heads.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Sirworm
It's sad that they are moving up the chain of...

It's sad that they are moving up the chain of OSes. Now I would like to state something... while Windows 10 has its flaws (some of them should not be forgiven [looking at you forced updates]), it...
Forum: Marketplace 06-04-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By Sirworm
Bad wording on my part. Wish DDs were more...

Bad wording on my part. Wish DDs were more utilized afterwards.
Forum: Marketplace 06-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By Sirworm
Approximately how many years did your DD start...

Approximately how many years did your DD start failing you? I know all DD's have different time ranges most likely (or similar), but I'm curious.
Forum: Computers 06-03-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Sirworm
Ah well, that's a tragedy. It's now a bit more...

Ah well, that's a tragedy. It's now a bit more complicated knowing that, yes the JVC VCRs that had the DD were sometimes better at tracking than VCRs with no DD, at the expense of the DD wearing out...
Forum: Computers 06-02-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Sirworm
Agreed, but I feel like this is a factor with...

Agreed, but I feel like this is a factor with most VCRs in general since their market nowadays lacks innovation. What JVC VCR won't have a worn out dynamic drum over time? This is probably a lot to...
Forum: Computers 06-02-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Sirworm
In all fairness, all decks have their flaws. ...

In all fairness, all decks have their flaws. Wouldn't most gears on any machine wear down over time?
Forum: Computers 06-02-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Sirworm
I probably have been mislead, I've been thinking...

I probably have been mislead, I've been thinking all these months that using a capture card was worse than using a DVD recorder. At least my vc500 doesn't have to go to the trash.

Compression...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Sirworm
I personally think that due to VHS capturing...

I personally think that due to VHS capturing lacking innovation, it's going to decline rapidly. My personal thought is that most people will fully switch over to transferring TV recordings (even...
Forum: Computers 06-02-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Sirworm
DVD Recorder vs VC500 to capture lossless footage in VirtualDub?

Hello,
I'm planning to get a Sony SLV-D251P DVD Player/VCR Combo and replace my Magnavox (4 head, hi-fi). I heard that using a DVD recorder can provide incredible results, but with a capture card...
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