Help me out with capture sound?

ingeborgdot wrote on 12/2/2013, 2:13 PM
I don't know what has happened but my capture of video sound is having an issue. I don't know for sure what could have happened. I am taking and capturing VHS tapes to put them on DVD. I am using a Canopus ADVC50 to do the capture. I had sound when I first started but for some reason the sound will not capture. I have checked the cables and the audio is hooked up but for some reason it is not capturing it. Does anyone know what could be the cause? I know that is a big question but any hints. I am using the capture that comes with V12. Windows 7 Professional on a 64bit machine. I have never had any problem before today as I have done it before.


astar wrote on 12/2/2013, 3:05 PM
Did you select your recording input in Windows Recording Devices? Right click on the speaker icon on the windows taskbar. You might be recording the wrong input that has no sound on it.
ingeborgdot wrote on 12/2/2013, 4:02 PM
Yes, all was selected properly. I am thinking it may be a driver issue. When I go into the capture device software and click capture it starts but what happens is the pause button on the software seems to stick if that makes any sense. When I click on the play button the sound starts but it goes immediately off of the play button back to the pause and the sound stops. It seems maybe like a driver issue for the 1394 device. I am not sure if there is an update somewhere for it. I have tried but nothing seems available.
ingeborgdot wrote on 12/2/2013, 9:49 PM
I don't know what to try. I have tried WinDV and it worked for a tape but now it does not work anymore for some reason. I hooked up and elgato through usb but it compressed it so much that it looks like crap. Is there any usb one that is reasonable priced that will not compress the video coming in? I don't think for some reason that my canopus is going to work anymore even though it worked on my other machine in W7.
farss wrote on 12/3/2013, 12:39 AM
By any chance did you disable Capture Sound in Vidcap?

Chienworks wrote on 12/3/2013, 12:42 AM
There are no worthwhile USB capture devices. Any and all USB devices are mere toys that will give horrible results.

As Bob (farss) mentioned, VidCap does have a setting to enable/disable audio when capturing. This is where i would look first. No other audio settings on your computer have any effect on the capturing process.
Steve Mann wrote on 12/3/2013, 11:36 AM
I use the AVCD100 and 110 frequently, but I capture with scenalyzer