The video capture card I have doesn't seem to be up to the job either. A couple of months back I bit the bullet and bought a home DVD recorder. I'm copying all my VHS tapes onto DVDs gradually and it works very well. I think I will get half my lounge back when everything is transferred. I already have a pile of redundant tapes. I know it's an expensive option but I don't regret it. The one I have has a hard drive also and is brilliant for recording from Freeview or analogue. I'm sure there is a PC card that is up to the job, somewhere. Good luck Gaz W.