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VHS to DVD anyone know how?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by Caleb37, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. Caleb37

    Caleb37 Member

    Sep 23, 2002
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    Hello, aftef much debate about dvd to avi or dupping, I am curious to know if anyone can help me figure out how to create .vob, bup, and .ifo files after I have brought vhs video into my computer in raw avi and pcm format? Initially I thought of converting these files to DivX, but then with the Pioneer 104 burner, Win XP Pro, 1.2gig processor, and 512 SDRAM memory with two 80gig ata 100 7200rpm hdd's, I thought maybe I would turn my vhs items into real DVD formats. Any suggestions on this and software requgired?

  2. jnihil

    jnihil Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2001
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    I did this recently (took a looong time going through all my VHS tapes). In general, I did the following:

    1. Capture the VHS video into AVI format (Canopus DV format in my case).

    2. Edit/enhance using Premiere or equivalent editor, save as AVI.

    3. Calculate the optimal bitrate (using http://www.vcdhelp.com/BitrateCalc.zip), and Encode the AVI to MPEG2 using either TMPEGEnc or CCE.

    4. Author using DVDit or Scenarist.

    5. Burn to DVD-R using PrimoDVD.

    Many other good tools to do the same job, but these have become my standard tools.

    You may want to bump-up the processor speed if your tape collection is large. My PC didn't get turned off for months during this exercise. Capture/edit by day, encoding by night.


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