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Connect VHS Player to PC to Watch videos

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by sarafina, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. sarafina

    sarafina Member

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    Okay, I'm fresh out of dummy school. Can someone tell me how I can connect my VHS Player to my PC (new) so I can watch VHS video tapes? Caution: I'm not up to speed on jargon.
    Thanks, Sarafina.
     
  2. rebootjim

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    You need a video capture card of some sort.
    You can get a cheap one for less than $30 US.
    Look for one with the Conexant BT878 chip. It's quite common, and there is LOADS of 3rd party support for it.
     
  3. sarafina

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    Thanks. aahmm... capture card? Do you have a suggested one or brand name to get me looking in the right direction?
    3rd Party support? That's a teaste. I have no idea what to look for in 3rd party support. What am I looking for? Does anyone have a proven suggestion for me to explore?
    Thanks. This forum is the complete best!.
    -Sarafina
     
  4. maliaus

    maliaus Guest

    You said your PC is new, what type of video card is in it. The most widely used is ATI's All in WOnder series video/capture cards. They are the easiest to use also. If you dont have a video/capture card in your system already (check the invoice it will say capture next to video card type)you can get a add-on TV Card like ATI's TV Wonder or the like for anywhere around $50.00. The best add-on would be to find a TV card made by the same manufactor of your video card.

     
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    Getting a matching card isn't always a good idea.
    There's hundreds of different capture cards, some better than others. They start as low as $20 and go up.
    The Leadtek Winfast TV2000 is a good starting card. Good drivers included.
    There are probably 100 different TV tuner/Capturing programs that will work with that card (3rd party support).
     

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