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Question How can I convert vhs to dvd?

Discussion in 'Convert video to another format' started by Accept, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Accept

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    My mother would like to save some old vhs movies to dvd, is there any way I can do it? Thank you.
     
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    If you have a DVD recorder it's simple enough to connect the VHS player to it.
    The problem is that some commercial movie tapes have Macrovision protection - Disney comes to mind - and it requires a so called 'Stabilizer' between the tape player and the recorder.
    Another would be one of those USB capture devices - don't know if they honour Macrovision.
     
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    Thank you for the information. So I can't copy a vhs to the computer and burn it to dvd?
     
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    Yes you can, but it requires a capture device - either an internal card in the PC or a USB device that can accept and process the video/audio from the tape player.
    Try asking at the Videohelp site for a recommended device.

    http://forum.videohelp.com/forums/10-Capturing
     
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    go with usb capture card. did that for a customer a few years back from mini vhs tapes of home movies to the computer to be burnt onto dvd's.
     
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    Which sub capture card? How was the quality?
     
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    it was a usb type card with the red, white & yellow connectors that are attached to the vcr via cables. video quality seemed to be alright but it was home video recorded not professional.
     

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