If you are using your on-board video for capturing, are you talking about a Plextor software program and not actually a Plextor DEVICE? Devices are hardware so I'm a little confused by your description.
What is the on-board video maker and model number?
For capturing video, I have used a couple of different devices...Dazzle (comes with Pinnacle Studio 8 or 9 now) and hooks up on the desktop as a go-between from the vcr or tv or whatever and connects to either an ATI or Nvidia graphics card with SVideo connector ability. I now use the Pinnacle AV/DV separate capture card inside the computer (comes with Pinnacle Studio 9). Both were about $100 or a little more each.
I also used the ATI video capture card with its own software at one point. (This was an over $400 card) and the quality was wonderful, but I didn't care for the fact that the files created were so huge and used a separate program called Power VCR/DVD Deluxe II because it automatically split the file on its own to sizes that would fit on a vcd format cd rather than dvd for some of my old vcr movies. The main thing I loved about the ATI software was that I could pause the copying and restart it at will. This eliminated the time I had to take for editing later on if I needed to, whereas the other programs you had to stop the capturing, restart it, and it would create smaller new files from where you restarted. ATI just continued the same file where you left off when you paused it.....and you could continue to view the movie although the capturing was paused. The other programs would halt the on-screen viewing when you stopped it to skip parts.
I am very pleased with the Pinnacle AV/DV capture device.....and I don't use any of the Studio software as I found it to be very cumbersome and the file formats it saved in were in their own format style rather than mpg or avi so burning the end result had to be done through its own program rather than my preferred burning program.
I recently boought a Plextor video capture device but I continue to have problem using the DVDCreator software. Every time I press the configuration button the program seems to crash.
Although my computer seems to meet all the requirement, I think it falls short on the video card section since I'm using the integrated video instead of an actual video card.
Here are my questions.
Are there any video capturing cards that anyone can recomment? I'm looking to spend <$130.00.
Also, if anybody had any experience with the Plextor video capture and can help me out.