Originally Posted by spidervideo
I am converting from VHS to DVD. no problems in general.
but for some particular tapes, the system goes into an automatic 'Dividing Recording' function where it stops the VHS and makes a new section or chapter on the DVD.
Is there a way to stop this, or maybe combine the sections later?
I would prefer to just have one title on the DVDEDIT - OKAY so i read the manaul and it says you can turn this off via the "Time Setting" in the COPY GUI. (Found through other functions - Copy)
but my GUI isnt the same as in the manual?
any advice on how to reach this particular GUI? When I do it it does not give me an option for on or off "Time Setting"
I'm assuming that you have an EZ series combo recorder (DMR-EZ37V, DMR-EZ47V, DMR-EZ475, DMR-EZ48 or DMR-EZ485). You have my sympathy.You've discovered one of several more than crude results when using the front panel control for copying videotapes. Another crude result is the brief repetition of programming content at the beginning and ending of each new DVD title at VHS index marks and other locations.
I've been writing about these dreadful "features" in this and other forums for years now.
There is a workaround for Panasonic combo recorders. Use an external VCR connected to an input and record from the input. That workaround will also allow some basic time limited settings and the use of Flexible Recording. The results are far better that those when using the front panel copying control.
With most Panasonic ES
series combo recorders from 2005-2006 (specifically the DMR-ES30V, DMR-ES35V, DMR-ES45V and DMR-ES46V models
) one may use the front panel control--but why would owners put themselves through that agony? The GUI menu-initiated dubbing/copying features, including Time Limited Dubbing/Copying and Flexible Recording Dubbing/Copying
often provide seamless results. Back in those days the ES series Panasonic recorders and combo recorders were mostly outstanding products. Ok, the few exceptions included the dreadful DMR-ES40V with the stripped-down, bug-laden operating system (that later served as the prototype for the 2007 and newer EZ series combo recorders that had the same set of design flaws found in the 2005 DMR-ES40V).If you just purchased a new EZ series combo recorder you might have time to return it and purchase a better product, say a Panasonic DMR-EZ28 or a Magnavox 2160 HDD/DVD recorder.
With those recorders connect your old VCR to an input and copy the material directly to DVD with the EZ28
; or to the hard drive with the Magnavox 2160
, edit the material if you like, and then high-speed dub the material to DVD. (Among my fifteen ES and EZ series Panasonics I own one DMR-EZ28, a decent-enough DVD recorder. Among my seven Philips and Magnavox HDD/DVD recorders I own four Magnavox 2160 models, an outstanding product and priced about the same as the DMR-EZ28 and well below the DMR-EZ48V and DMR-EZ485. I no longer purchase Panasonic EZ series recorders. I plan to purchase one or two more Magnavox HDD/DVD recorders in the near future
The DMR-EZ28 thread is found here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1007613
The Magnavox 2160 sticky thread is found here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657
Another Magnavox 2160 thread is found here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1054933