Recording an .avi file to vhs but its black and white ?

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  1. Goatee

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    Hi there :)

    I've been watching DVD's and AVI's through my TOSH TV and played from my PC. I have a Geforce4 Ti4600. I simply connect the SVHS cable between PC and TV and away we go.

    I now want to record home movies (avi's) onto tape, but I don't have an SVHS recorder. So I took a trip to maplins yesterday and bought an SVHS - scart adapter....

    I now have SVHS cable running from my PC into adapter, into AV2 scart on VHS, and a scart cable running from AV1 on VHS to AV2 on TV...

    Using this method I can still watch DVD's and AVI's through my TV as I always have and I can now record onto VHS. However, my video recordings are black and white :confused:

    Can anyone please tell me why this is? I get the picture and sound but its black and white.

    Any help would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. mij

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    You are still sending an S-Video signal to the VCR, try using a composite lead from the graphics card (usally a single phono connector) and on my graphics card (Matrox) I can choose to send out either a composite or S-Video signal in the settings options.

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  3. Goatee

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    Hi there :)

    Thanks for the info. The problem is sorted now and I used the a yellow (composite) lead as you suggested. Cheers :)
     

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