pj123 21:00 23 Jun 04

Has anyone tried using MyDVD please. I am using Pinnacle Studio 8 to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD but the sound sync is out by about 2 seconds. I have downloaded MyDVD from Sonic which cost me £37ish. Unfortunatly, one of the system requirements is a resolution of 1024x768 which my 14" monitor won't accept. So, before I start spending even more money to update my monitor I would like to know if (anyone using it) finds the sound sync OK.

  Graham ® 21:07 23 Jun 04

I've got a 17" monitor if you can pick it up from Sheffield. Free, of course.

  pj123 21:17 23 Jun 04

Graham ®. You are a STAR. I have a friend who is actually in Sheffield at the moment (well actually, Laughton en le Morthen, Close). If I can contact him on his mobile I will ask him if he can pick it up. Obviously I would need your address, but don't do anything until I have contacted my friend. I will email you if this is a go. Thanks very much.

  denchris 21:35 23 Jun 04

I use SONIC MYDVD with pinnacle TV capture card and I had to get scart cable for SVIDEO from a company in Wyoming USA for about £12.00 in order to get colour and good definition, this seems to have solved the sync problem as well. If you play with your capture set-up the result can be quite acceptable. Ive transferred about thirty tapes so far and created one coaster and now have shelf space aplenty, be patient. dennis

  Graham ® 21:42 23 Jun 04

Laughton is very close. I'm in Halfway.

  pj123 21:53 23 Jun 04

denchris, thank you for your response. I am using Dazzle Fusion capture device which is an external USB connection. It came with Pinnacle Studio 8 but was told (by Pinnacle to update to ver 8.12 which I did) but it didn't make any difference. So, hopefully if I can get MyDVD to work with Dazzle Fusion I won't have a problem, except for my monitor resolution, which was probably my fault because I didn't read the "minimum requirements" bit.

  pj123 21:57 23 Jun 04

Graham ®, too late to try and contact him now. I will try tomorrow, and let you know. Thanks again.

  pj123 12:16 24 Jun 04

Graham ®, My friend in Laughton is prepared to pick it up for me. If you would like to email me your address and phone number I will get him to contact you to arrange the pick up. Once again, many thanks.

  Graham ® 12:46 24 Jun 04


  stlucia 12:51 24 Jun 04

To answer your original question, I use Sonic MyDVD which came bundled with my Sony DVD burner, and I've never had an out-of-sync problem. I create my MPEGs using Pinnacle DV before passing them onto MyDVD for burning.

  pj123 15:29 25 Jun 04

stlucia, sorry I did respond to your post yesterday but it doesn't seem to be there now. So here it is again. I use Pinnacle Studio 8 at the moment which makes an avi file. But on playback in Pinnacle it's already out of sync before burning to DVD. I was hoping that MyDVD would do the whole process from Capture to Burn without any transferring.

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