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Getting old video tape onto a laptop

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by renard, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. renard

    renard Member

    Oct 16, 2004
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    Hi there,

    I am trying to get ten year old video tapes onto my Dell Inspiron Laptop.

    I just want to know exactly what I would need to do this? Obviously I need a cable that runs from my VCR (scart) to the back of my laptop (USB). But what about the correct software? And will I need some kind of video card? Im told laptops should'nt be opened up unless its back in the factory.

    I dont need any editing software or dvd burner software. I have just bought PowerDirector for that.

    If anyone has any answers, I'd really appreciate it.

  2. Gringle

    Gringle Guest

    Well first, welcome to Ad, Fox. Secondly I've been looking at this problem for the last few days, (I'm fairly new to all this stuff.) And I've got some great VHS videos' that I'd like to copy/preserve! This is as much as I've learnt so far?

    A tv-out card, seems too be, more than usefull, along with a powerfull PC, allied in

    my case, with a tad, more time to learn.

    {EDIT} I just had a quick scan around the PowerDirector site... (Seems only on quick scan) T' have more involvment with DVD than VHS??

    regards mike/gringle

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