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  1. Originally Posted by orsetto View Post
    Assuming your friend's report is accurate, the most likely explanation is either Disney simply neglected to protect that particular tape in the PAL version, so no problem, or his specific example of the Dazzle was able to pass video thru that specific protection version. So you may as well at least try it, since it might work for you too.
    You're right, I guess I have nothing to lose and I should at least try it. Might be an easy solution.

    By the way, my family owned a top loaded VCR we bought around 1980 and that VCR bypassed Macrovision. I believe it was Telefunken VR-440. It was funny because we used that VCR throughout the whole 80s and half of the 90s to copy probably hundreds of tapes and we weren't even aware of copy protections on tapes. It was not until that Telefunken finally broke down after more than 15 years of use that we learned about Macrovision, when we bought a new VCR. lol
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    What the OP needed or still could use maybe, is a "Video Stabilizer " which is a simple box that neutralizes MV. RCA composite in and RCA composite out. Then search out whatever, or the best capture device that is within budget. A two-box approach rather than one box that does it all.

    I copied a boatload of old VHS concert tapes in the 2002 - 2010 era or PC capturing, and burned them to DVDs. All titles that never appeared on DVD or even LD. I ended up buying a DataVaideo TBC-1000, but kept the stabilizer on hand anyway. I wonder what they go for now? I think I paid around $25 in 1989.

    There it is, from Canada, $25 USD

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/133818574898?epid=1753061543&hash=item1f28356832:g:b0AAAOSw2Odf-JcY
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    Originally Posted by hiptune View Post
    What the OP needed or still could use maybe, is a "Video Stabilizer " which is a simple box that neutralizes MV. RCA composite in and RCA composite out. Then search out whatever, or the best capture device that is within budget. A two-box approach rather than one box that does it all.
    I copied a boatload of old VHS concert tapes in the 2002 - 2010 era or PC capturing, and burned them to DVDs. All titles that never appeared on DVD or even LD. I ended up buying a DataVaideo TBC-1000, but kept the stabilizer on hand anyway. I wonder what they go for now? I think I paid around $25 in 1989.
    There it is, from Canada, $25 USD
    Those never worked in the digital realm.
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    Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    Originally Posted by hiptune View Post
    What the OP needed or still could use maybe, is a "Video Stabilizer " which is a simple box that neutralizes MV. RCA composite in and RCA composite out. Then search out whatever, or the best capture device that is within budget. A two-box approach rather than one box that does it all.
    I copied a boatload of old VHS concert tapes in the 2002 - 2010 era or PC capturing, and burned them to DVDs. All titles that never appeared on DVD or even LD. I ended up buying a DataVaideo TBC-1000, but kept the stabilizer on hand anyway. I wonder what they go for now? I think I paid around $25 in 1989.
    There it is, from Canada, $25 USD
    Those never worked in the digital realm.
    I thought this thread was about VHS transfers to DVD, which is analog tape, and at that stage, is exactly where one would use this box.

    PS they also work capturing a DVD signal from composite. At least they worked when I tried it.
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  5. Sorry meant to reply to this topic some time ago just forgot all about it.

    I still have a Plextor ConvertX PX-M402U something I used a lot in my time and this bypassed every single tape I had that was mv protected, only downfall was the windvd creator 2 software it needed a certain patch that fixed the issue of it shutting down when recording. I would still use this device if I could find the patch but it's no good without it, I tried the ulead software that come with the USA version but that was just as bad.
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    Originally Posted by hiptune View Post
    Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    Originally Posted by hiptune View Post
    What the OP needed or still could use maybe, is a "Video Stabilizer " which is a simple box that neutralizes MV. RCA composite in and RCA composite out. Then search out whatever, or the best capture device that is within budget. A two-box approach rather than one box that does it all.
    I copied a boatload of old VHS concert tapes in the 2002 - 2010 era or PC capturing, and burned them to DVDs. All titles that never appeared on DVD or even LD. I ended up buying a DataVaideo TBC-1000, but kept the stabilizer on hand anyway. I wonder what they go for now? I think I paid around $25 in 1989.
    There it is, from Canada, $25 USD
    Those never worked in the digital realm.
    I thought this thread was about VHS transfers to DVD, which is analog tape, and at that stage, is exactly where one would use this box.
    No.

    That ancient 1980s device was often enough to fool another VCR into thinking anti-copy was not present, for the purpose of copying VHS to another VHS. But the signal was still dirty. When you capture/digitize VHS tapes, the input signal must be clean, otherwise all sorts of problems present. Some errors are just ugly to view, others prevent capturing entirely. It's not a TBC, or even a type of TBC.

    Many have tried this box, some claim to have success (rarely actually the case, especially when their capture results are seen), but most have issues. Again, because it's not a TBC.

    Originally Posted by lojelo5 View Post
    windvd creator 2 software
    Horrible capture software. Use VirtualDub, capture lossless. (If you must have MPEG capture, get a MPEG hardware card. Or ATI AIW for use with WinXP only.)
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  7. Horrible capture software. Use VirtualDub, capture lossless. (If you must have MPEG capture, get a MPEG hardware card. Or ATI AIW for use with WinXP only.)
    Yep I know that mate I did try VirtualDub but went over to using Lite-on machines instead I haven't used the device in years the Lite-ons are good enough for me.
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