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Changing VHS to DVD

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by Jac12, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Jac12

    Jac12 Member

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    I hope I'm in the right place to post this question. If not I will understand it if it is deleted. I read the subjects and think this is where I'm supposed to do this.
    I want to take my old VHS tapes and convert them into DVDs but not sure how. I don't have a writable DVD for the TV but do for the computer. So I'm thinking I will have to either buy a writable one for the TV or get something for my Computer to do it.
    Any ideas??
    Thanks, Jac
     
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    Sorry I forgot to add something that I think may be important.
    The tapes I want to convert are all home movies of the kids growing up and things like that. However I now longer have a working camcorder. I'm not so interested in that anymore. My daughter takes all the home movies now and she makes copies for me however her camcorder is really small and I bought mine in the early 80's just after they first came on the market for consumers.
    Thanks, Jac
     
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    Thank You. I'll take a look at it and let you know how it turns out.
    Jac
     
  5. shiroh

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    let me give you a brief list of things you need.
    1)a capture card, not necessaryly by pinnacle or similar. you can get a video card that have s video input.

    2)hook up your vhs.

    3) get virtualdub. for capturing software

    4) get huffyuv. a lossless codec.

    5) get avisynth. for filtering. as you know vhs have grain and other noises. this will clean it up.

    6) choose a lossy codec of your choice. i prefer xvid and realvideo10. to get it small

    and you're done.

    as simple as this may sound, for a first timer, you may need get use to the software first before doing anything. a good first step is getting the video digitize.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Codec packs are evil[/small]
     
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     ... Jac12 ... I was surfing around and I found a DVD recorder at Sam's Club for $140 !! This is quite the bargain ! It is a Lite-On LVW5101 and records in the DVD+R/RW format ... I really like their products ... I have a Lite-On LVW5005 that I think is an awesome machine ...

     ... Anyway, I think that purchasing one of these machines would be an even easier way to convert your VHS tapes to DVD, plus you get a DVD recorder for recording Tv programs ...

     ... Go to
    http://www.samsclub.com
    and do a search for "LVW-5101" and you'll find it ...

     ... Note: Make sure that you put in the "-" or else you won't find it on their site ... LVW-5101
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     . . . Of all the things in my life that I've lost . . . . . I miss my mind the most . . .[/small]
     
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