when I purchased my laptop a handful of years ago, my intent wasn't to wind up copying video tapes, DVD's, etc. The most I thought I'd be doing was editing digital pictures, which has been no problem. What I have found, however, is that I can also - with NO problems - make backups of DVD's - the computer performs just fine for me and in the past several weeks, I've learned how to do this quite well. What I'd like to know is, do I have the 'tools' to capture video from a VHS tape (including copywrited ones)? Once I get that done, I know I can burn the files to a DVD, but I don't know how to get the VHS tape onto my computer. Dell Inspiron 2650. Pentium 4 processor. 1.8 Ghz and 384 MB of RAM. One PS/2 port. Two USB ports, unfortunately 1.1.(probably rules out USB devices for video capturing). 30 GB internal hard drive, with a 200 GB external hard drive. I have a PC card slot on the side. I'm hoping there is a "card" out there that fits this slot that has the ability for me to hook up my computer to my VCR (so I don't have to try and use the 1.1 USB ports). I also have all the cables I would need to hook up the VCR to my computer. I also have several programs that I am certain have the ability to "import" video (Showbiz - Version 2- for example). This is a great program. Remember, my computer wasn't intended for this use, but since backing up DVD's has been no problem, I want to know if it can import VHS(even if it's extremely slow). I have no problems setting it up to work overnight, while I sleep. If it will work (slow or not), any suggestions on the necessary equipment would be great.