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  1. Member ZuTheSkunk's Avatar
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    Hi all. I am completely new to this, so any advice is greatly appreciated. I'll try to provide as much information as possible, with some photos too.

    I am on Win7 (64bit) and I want to capture a VHS to store on my PC. The program I got is Honestech VHS to DVD 2.5, but I also got 4.0. At this very moment, what I want to capture are the following movies:

    The Polar Express (Mostly as a test of whether this works)
    The Legend of the North Wind (The primary video I want to preserve)

    Here's the VCR I have:
    Front, Back

    Here are the cables I got for all this:
    http://imageshack.com/a/img823/1558/zv2sz.jpg

    Close-up of the input-output thingy:
    http://sklepwideo.pl/images/przejsciowka_scart_rca.jpg

    And here's where I plugged in the USB:
    http://imageshack.com/a/img853/9761/pha8.jpg

    The problem I have is that no matter what I do, the PC just doesn't seem to detect VCR being plugged in. Anyone has an idea what am I doing wrong?
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  2. Why not skip the SCART adapter and connect directly to the RCA outputs on the back of the VCR combo unit?
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    I tried that. Neither using the adapter nor directly connecting RCA seems to make the computer detect the VCR.
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    The capture device. Did that come with the 2.5 version of honestech or 4.0 ?

    It looks to me to come from neither. You need to install drivers for that device for the software to 'see' the device.
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    The version I bought was 2.5. I also decided to get 4.0 version of the program just to see if it would detect the VCR.

    You mean that I should install drivers for it in addition to installing the program?
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    So that usb dongle did NOT come with either of the softwares ?

    Of course you must install drivers for that. I thought Honestech came with a usb device. I am clearly wrong.
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    Let me clarify. Here's what I bought: http://images.ges.cz/images/pictures/8/8804186.jpg

    The box contained a CD with Honestech VHS to DVD 2.5 and the cable that apparently was made by Digitus, but no mention of any drivers.

    I just found the driver on the Internet, will tell later if it works.
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    Well that looks nothing like the earlier photos you posted.

    There MUST be drivers on that CD. Read the installation instructions. Find, and install those and not some random ones you find on the net.

    Honestech is just the capture software. That works with the device through its drivers.
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    I just checked and there indeed was a driver on the CD... I feel dumb now.

    VCR is now being properly detected, and everything seems to work. Thank you very much for help! I will post later if there are any more problems.
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