i use this dvd-vhs recorder to record vhs into dvd-r disc.
Then i can play this dvd-r disc in this device and it has recorded the vhs
problem is that tgis dvd-r disc can not be played in my other dvd player
nor my pc.
note that my other dvd players and pc do indeed play other dvd-r discs
but the ones recorded using this recorder
do you know why?
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did you finalize the disc???
At the end of the recording there was an option to finalize the dvd which I clicked on yes.
still can not play the dvd-r in other players except the one used to write to it from the vhs tape.
Check your recording settings.
Only disks recorded in 'video-mode' will play in other players. You may have selected 'video-recording-mode'. It's a common mistake.
I checked the manual
There does not appear to be this recording setting on this unit. The manual states that dvd-r recorded 'should' play on other players. It then adds a rider 'recording condition' which I take to refer to the media. Never heard of the brand you are using so that may be the issue here.
Also note: Panasonic recorders have a known issue with internal dust and grime accumulation eventually causing bad burns or failed dvds. If you get the same problem with two or three different brands of blank, your DMR-E75v may simply need the disc clamp/spindle inside the burner to be cleaned. You can do this yourself following instructions available at this link.
But before that:
Verbatim DataLife and JVC/TY brands at Amazon and other web dealers.
Last edited by orsetto; 20th Sep 2015 at 18:43.
If a solution at the hardware level is not working, you can try one at the software level.
In other words, if your DVR isn't making discs that are valid DvD discs, for whatever reason, then make them valid.
With NeroVision, I've been able to pull out data from "invalid" discs, from several DVR players, even from V/R mode, even if they're not finalized, and even if the Disc icon in My Computer doesn't show a valid load. It seems to see the streams for some reason.
If you have Nero, and succeed here, don't bother making final discs with your DVR. Just use it to migrate data to a PC, then with proper software you author, and make a final, and valid, DvD from your computer (which NeroVision does too).
It's not free software, but inexpensive, and IIRC there must be some trialware for you to try first.I hate VHS. I always did.
Last edited by october262; 23rd Sep 2015 at 16:05.
This is something I recorded a long time ago.
What recording mode? if you are referring to SP or LP? it it was ini SP in vhs.
The point is that the quality of the vhs tape is good but after recording into dvd-r, when I watch it in the dvd-r disc, it is not a good quality.
Again, we are guessing when you say 'quality not good' as you need to be more descriptive.
Some well known issues with VHS to DVD.
1. VHS is very 'noisy'. You do not see that noise playing a tape direct to an older CRT tv but all the noise - seen as dots (or a mild snow-storm) gets captured.
2. VHS suffers from time-base issues. Again, you do not see these when viewing on a tv but they are seen when directly captured. You see wavy lines and picture jerks.
So are you seeing these or something else ?
Both are correctable but NOT in a VHS-DVD combi unit.
Apologies but I do not get your questions.
Simply, the recorded dvd-r is not in as a god quality video as it is in the vhs.
I am trying to find-out how to improve the video quality of the dvd-r once it is recorded from the vhs tape.
Also, re-read what DB83 wrote: he was explaining that digital video systems just don't "like" VHS, so the digital copy is usually not as good as the original tape. During digital conversion, a lot of the picture noise that is invisible (to our eyes) on the original tape gets amplified and exaggerated, making the DVD copy look muddier, blockier, grainier, jumpier- more "digitally dirty". There are some expertly skilled members of VideoHelp who can make truly amazing digital copies of VHS, but they have years of experience, a variety of hardware/software, and good intuition. The average person using a simple VHS/DVD recorder cannot achieve such results.
There ARE a few things you can do with the DMR-E75v to make your copies a little better. Most important, make sure the recording "speed" is set to XP (one hour per dvd) or SP (two hours per dvd): if you make DVDs at the LP speed, quality drops considerably on this model. Before making the dvd copy, play around with the tracking adjustment on the VCR until you get the clearest, least noisy picture. Finally, use the best possible playback setup for your television: if you have a modern flat LCD tv, play your discs in a separate DVD or BluRay player that has an HDMI connection optimized for modern TVs (this helps a LOT to make dvd copies of VHS look a bit clearer).
The DMR-E75v itself is older than HDMI, so does not have this connection, it only has composite, S-Video and component connections. Of these, component is the best and comes very close to HDMI performance: if you have a modern flat screen TV, use the component connection to your DMR-E75v. If you have an older 4:3 tube tv (CRT), the only possible connection is composite.
Last edited by orsetto; 24th Sep 2015 at 11:40.
This higher bitrate may improve the quality somewhat, but that, unfortunately, is the best you'll get out of such a unit.
Your combo unit was built for convenience, not quality.
EDIT: Sorry Orsetto, I just read your last post just now as you were posting roughly the same time. Didn't mean to echo what you said about quality settings, of which I agree.
Last edited by PuzZLeR; 24th Sep 2015 at 15:11.I hate VHS. I always did.
How do I adjust the tracking on the recorder to improve quality?
If the tracking doesn't work for you, keep in mind, some tapes play better on some VCRs than others, and vice versa. It's just simply a fact that some tapes will just not track well on some VCRs.
If this is the case with yours, consider another VCR hooked into your combo that may track this tape better (if, of course, it's got A/V input). Most of us here use at least three VCRs for our captures.I hate VHS. I always did.