Unable to dub old non-copyrighted videos

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Bob, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hello,

    A friend just purchased a combo DVD/VHS player/recorder and has started dubbing
    old videotapes (videos of family events, televised sporting events, etc). Some
    have gone through without problem, but a couple of videotapes will not copy- the
    DVD recorder displays the message about copyrighted materials. These tapes are
    definitely not copyrighted, but they are old (early 1990s). They play decently
    on the TV, but the DVD burner is giving that erroneous message. (The tapes are
    intact and the protection tabs are untouched.)

    Any help, comments? Thanks in advance.

    .... Bob
    Bob, Nov 15, 2005
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  2. Bob

    Netmask Guest

    something is triggering Macrovision - try playing the tapes on another
    player and feed the outputs to the DVD burner and see if you get the same
    results. If you do then it's time to invest in a Macrovision defeat box..
    "Bob" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Hello,
    >
    > A friend just purchased a combo DVD/VHS player/recorder and has started
    > dubbing
    > old videotapes (videos of family events, televised sporting events, etc).
    > Some
    > have gone through without problem, but a couple of videotapes will not
    > copy- the
    > DVD recorder displays the message about copyrighted materials. These tapes
    > are
    > definitely not copyrighted, but they are old (early 1990s). They play
    > decently
    > on the TV, but the DVD burner is giving that erroneous message. (The tapes
    > are
    > intact and the protection tabs are untouched.)
    >
    > Any help, comments? Thanks in advance.
    >
    > ... Bob
    >
    Netmask, Nov 15, 2005
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