Tech Windows Talk @johnbarry VHS to PC conversion software

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    They used to discourage regular use of  ‘cleaning tapes’ as they caused head wear, but in an umpteen years old vcr — who cares!

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    I have done a tape clean but I do not have an original remote for it and there Is no tracking button. 🤔

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    Sometimes tracking was in a hidden position, perhaps under a drop down flap somewhere. It might take several forms including a knurled knob if a barely detectable position.

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    I did mention tracking on the other page, but normally on the bottom. The later VCRs came with Auto Tracking so you won’t find it on the remote.

    I doubt you will ever get rid of the tracking problem, it does show on all my finished convertions.

    The one on the link in my other post doesn’t show tracking, but if you double click (enlarge) you can see tracking problem at the bottom.

    Tracking problems are also created when you first record to video so if it’s on it’s always on.

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    Thinking of Video recorders I always found the Video 2000 was the best, sadly it lost the war as did Betamax.

    Cheers
    John

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    I bet the V2000 set up would have been extremely expensive to produce compared to the VHS we got.

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    Belay my last post.

    This is one of the problems of not having an edit option. The misinformation is there to be read years down the line.

    Seems Windows Movie Maker links are fake.
    Source – Computer Active

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    During my first year out of Army service (’76 to ’77) I worked at a garage whose foreman was ex-RAF. He came in one day in ’81, bragging about 2 things he had bought cheap, “in a Nottingham pub”. One was a Betamax VCR, the other was an 8-track, in-car  tape player. I left that garage for a foreman job at a larger business, didn’t see him for a few years, asked him about his 2 purchases.

    His reply contained obscenities, the gist of which was that he had junked them both.

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    Belay my last post. This is one of the problems of not having an edit option. The misinformation is there to be read years down the line. Seems Windows Movie Maker links are fake. Source – Computer Active

    Is it both links? If so, I’ll remove them over the weekend 👍

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