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How do I convert my vhs tapes to DVD?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ndrivers26, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. ndrivers26

    ndrivers26 Thread Starter

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    I have a monster size collection of vhs tapes and i would like to convert them to dvd using my computer. i bought a tvtuner card then took it back because no one could tell me how to use the thing. Please tell me what i need to buy and do to solve this problem.:confused:
     
  2. thecoalman

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    The quick easy solution? Get a DVD recorder, you can rip these discs to your computer for authoring and editing.

    Good high quality captures for archiving? Get a digital video camera with passthrough. Store the captures on both tape and an external drive. You can use them as sources for converting to DVD compliant material and in future projects for next gen formats.

    Be aware that if your collection contains mostly commercial tapes they will have Macrovision protetction and most capture devices will refuse to capture them.
     
  3. kidcnote

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    I never used a puter and all I did was throw the VHS tape to transfer to DVD in my VHS player and ran the signal through my DVD recorder, threw in a blank DVD+R and hit play on the VHS player and record on the DVD recorder..Transfer sucessful
     
  4. soniq

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    why keep an old vhs?:D
     
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    In the future you'll ask, "Why keep an old DVD or CD" :rolleyes:
     
  6. thecoalman

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    Guess that really depends on the content, I have hours and hours of VHS here I converted to digital. It's all family footage, throwing it away would be like throwing away a family album after scanning the pictures. BTW it's recommended you always keep the originals no matter what format they are in, even VHS.
     
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