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Converting LaserDiscs to DVDs

by irishjd / July 6, 2004 11:44 PM PDT

Hi All,
I have a large LaserDisc collection that I would like to convert to DVD. My PC is based on an AMD Athlon 64 3400, 1GB RAM, 160GB SATA hard drive, ATI AIW 9600, and a Plextor 708 DVD burner. I know that I can connect my LaserDisc player to a vidio-in port on the AIW to capture the stream, but I was hoping to find some software that would automatically remove the "dead-space" caused by flipping the discs and/or inserting the next one in sequence. So far, I have not been able to find any software that meets this requirement. Does anyone know of a good way to accomplish this?


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No Automatic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 2:17 AM PDT

I have used Virtual Dub for quick removal of such spaces.

It's free and well documented so I will not answer how to use it.


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Re: No Automatic.
by irishjd / July 7, 2004 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: No Automatic.

Thanks Bob,
I'll give it a try.


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Re: Converting LaserDiscs to DVDs
by MJAG / August 9, 2004 6:37 AM PDT

I've been having trouble getting the video copied to a DVD disk...have all the right equipment? What software are you using to transfer from hard drive to DVD-r recorder?

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Re: Converting LaserDiscs to DVDs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2004 11:56 PM PDT

The software I use are:

Capture - Hauppaugge TV card, Virtual Dub, Ulead's software.
Edit - Virtual Dub, Ulead's software that came with the DVD recorder.
Burn - Ulead's software, DVD Decrypter and DVDSHRINK.

I other no support for the above, but find that with just these tools, most of what I want to do happens.


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