I would like to capture my old VHS tapes to my HDD. I already was successful installing the xvid codec which gives me an acceptable video compression.

But somehow I am not able to set audio compression. In the VirtualDub Audio menu I can choose compression. It then shows me a list of available codecs, among them I can select MPEG Layer-3. But when I go back to check the settings it is not selected anymore and it definitely is not set as compression, since I can see in the stats while capturing: Compression ration 1.0:1.

I also tried to download LAME 3.99.5 ACM codec for Windows 64 Bit and I was able to install it (though it was a bit tricky).

I am on Windows 10 64 Bit. Any suggestions?

  1. After you select LAME codec you also have to select the format. Did you? Note it can only support limited set of sample rates and mono/stereo.

  2. There is something weird about compression ratio. Looks like it shows incoming compression (when audio is already compressed by capture source).

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