VHS/VCR tracking problems/effects

I need some help with a tracking situation.

I have tried many things, different VCRs, trying to rewind and FF and tracking. Some tapes of this brand work, others don’t.

if you have any ideas, please tell me.

First thing, have you tried cleaning the inside of it (VCR head cleaners etc.)? That could solve the problem. Although, I’ve had previous issues with a couple of tapes that have been rubbish quality (they weren’t when originally recorded only on playback of course), and using different machines or tracking it was completely useless so couldn’t copy it unfortunately. Thankfully I haven’t had too many issues like this.

Edit: Also, would this tape have SP or LP recorded content? This could be another reason as LP record will have greatly reduced PQ and playback issues.

The majority of the tapes are recorded in LP, so that’s probably the problem. I’ll try and get what I can off the tapes. Thanks for the help! :slight_smile:

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