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Old 09-20-2006, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CuteBox Problems

I don't know what this device is called in other parts of the world but in Australia it is sold as a CuteBox.

Basically, it's about the same size and shape as a mouse with phono & S-video inputs plus a TV aerial. It can be used to watch & record TV programmes, but I use it to capture all my old VHS videos to the hard drive which I then burn to a DVD.

The picture quality of burned DVD's is superb but I am having problems with the sound. It starts off fine, but as the DVD progresses the sound lags behind the picture - after about 45 minutes the audio track can be up to a second behind the video.

Anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?

To give you an idea of the Cutebox specs have a look at this:

Thanks in advance (this is my first post so please be gentle on me!)


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Old 09-20-2006, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm no expert at dvd encoding but the only time I've had this happen to me is when I've got an mpeg file that I burn straight to dvd. The sound is always off like that. Try converting to a raw .avi file and burning that instead, did the trick for me.

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Old 09-21-2006, 01:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i am not sure of the problems cause but i have seen it many a time with analogue tuners . you think that is bad, last year i tried to digitise the AFL grand final and i think i had a 24 second delay between video and audio. if you haven't got an answer after a while i'll look into this myself...kind of busy right now though.
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for your replies.

I'll try converting to avi & see how I go. (BTW, wasn't it a great AFL grand final last year. Gonna be a good game tonight as well)
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