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VHS to DVD
There hardware out there that have VHS and DVD recorder combo for around $100 USD. But the way I do it is, I have a TV Tuner card. I hook up the VCR to my TV Tuner card on my computer and use Microsoft Moviemaker that comes with all version of Window and use it to record your VHS to DVD. Moviemaker let you have the option of customize your video. You can add music to it, cut and delete sence, etc..
I have Vhs tapes
which I have recorded on Extended play
will it record all the 8hrs of Video on my PC ?
cos i do have a Tuner on my Laptop
or can only be done with normal recorded tapes
Recording LP TO COMPUTER
Yes you can record directly LP to yout TV Tunner by connecting AV Caple FROM VCR to TV tunner.No need to change LP to SP.Ayhow LP quality is bad,no way to improve it.
check out roxio
i have been playing with this myself and wondering just how will those old tapes come out? will they be fuzzy to no end will they cause the dvd to have major over-run?? whats this gonna cost me in NEW hardware. ?? it seems that roxio has a neat little trick kit for less $100 around 59.99 at the big box store and a local office supply chain. how well it works i dont yet havent tried it but it DOES have all the hardware and software required to this via a simple usb plug in..
Yes, that's the way I would do it. Not complicated.
Need your help on TV tuner.
I want to copy VCR Tape to DVD and can you tell which TV tuner I should buy so I can connect VCR and Cable to my pc. Thanks very much
I saw USB Tv tuner "Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner Stick" is this good one or I need other kind please help.
Thanks very much in advance.
Please can you tell me what kind TV tuner I should purchase so I can connect my VCR and cable and PC is this one which I find ok or no. Thanks very much.
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner Stick/Personal Video
Good for you. But the most simplest way is to have the vhs/dvd recorder. Think about it, if you transfer to your computer, then you have to burn it to a dvd anyway ! With the way I mentioned, you cut out one of the steps you use
direct to DVD vs uploading video to computer first
Isn't it better to transfer each VHS into your PC or iMac first (saving it to a large external hard drive) prior to making a DVD? That way, each time you save that video to a DVD, it will be a 'direct to DVD' version (non-degraded); whereas if you transfer from VHS direct to DVD and then want additional ones to give as gifts or whatever, you will need to make your copies from the DVD, and that means degradation of quality... correct?
Easy way to record VHS to DVD
you got me to searching and this is what I found at Wal-Mart. seems simple to operate $147.00 WOW
Magnavox DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording, ZV427MG9
VHS to CD
Thanks for the imput! I'm glad someone replied to my question so fast. You are great!
VHS to DVD
i looked at the unit at walmart it will not record VHS to DVD
but there is a unit at Sams Club for 198 that you can just put you VHS into and recordit to a DVD right in the same player.
just put ur VHS in and a DVD and select Record on the DVD no cards no cables once you have it on a DVD you can put it on your computer and edit it. I use Roxio to edit mine.
Sorry, but you are wrong. Wal Mart DOES sell the item mentioned
May be they didn't
in January 2010 when that information was posted?
RE: VHS tapes to DVDS
My question for you is: Is there some kind of decoder or way to copy protected VHS to DVD? On some VHS dubbing, I get an error message saying cannot dub. With the possiblity of VCR's going off the market, I then will have VHS tapes that I will no longer be able to watch. Sometimes I can find old movies that were on VHS now on DVD, but some are really expensive. Can you answer or help me?
i have a combo also
it will not let me record the copy rited can anyone help
Combo units have a built in copy guard protection against duplicating vhs to dvd. Best bet is to purchase a program such a Honestech VHS to DVD and download to computer.
CCR PROTECT ANSWER
DOWNLOAD "DVD 43". THIS WILL, "I HAVE HEARD", RESOLVE YOUR ISSUE.
Really simple and still flexible? Here you go:
I don't use a combo. I use a VCR that can play all my tapes, including the S-VHS ones. I use a simple connector cable and at the other end of it I use one of these hard drive recorders with built-in DVD writer.
Now, load a tape, start recording to the hard drive, start playback on the tape. Wait until the tape is over and stop the recording.
Now you have a choice:
REALLY simple: copy the recorded file to a DVD choosing the compression that will fit it all on one DVD. Don't worry too much about quality, you will be able to clearly see all the flaws of the original VHS recording.
A bit slicker: Use the HDD recorder's editing features to trim off leading and trailing bits you don't need. Trim out commercial breaks. If there were multiple programs on the tape, slice things up and maybe collect all your episodes from "Married With Children" or "Three's Company" or whatever on your recorder's hard drive. You can then sort things onto collection DVDs.
Really slick (and I haven't worked that one out yet myself): Find a way to overcome Macrovision or similar copy protect schemes so that you can continue to watch what you already paid for - this may be under some restrictions in your jurisdiction.
The best part of this method: Your computer remains free for other things, such as researching the proper sequencing of the episodes.
VHS to DVD: Media type & speed
Most of my VCR's were recorded on the lowest quality (longest record time) possible: 6 - 8 hours per tape.
What record speed should I uses for the DVD recorder?
Is there a media preference? DVD +R, DVD-R or DVD-RW?
I will be recording on a Samsung DVD-VR 357 standalone DVD/VCR record & play unit.
Use the lowest compression available.
The "dirtier" the signal, the harder the work the CODEC has to do, and you could end up with a complete mess. Again, use DVD RWs for trial and error. Do not expect to fit six hours on a single layer disc. What makes up the total six hours? Aim to fit one program per disc. If a single program runs for two hours, then you may have to fit it across two discs.
I purchased a Magnavox unit for $158 plus tax. It worked great, but the DVD was not compatible with moast DVD players. I tried it in five different machines at friends houses. I called Magnavox and was told that can happen now and then???? I bought a Dazzle unit, but found out it is not campatible with Windows 7. I am hoping for an answer with this forum question. Good Luck.
This is why you use RW discs
You use an RW disc in the deck, and then copy it through your PC to -R or +R disc. Use the LOWEST burning speed that you can select.
Some players cannot read "ALL" formats. Most DVRs are either +R or -R, but NOT both.
Most PC burners are now triple format -R/-RW/+R/+RW/RAM and Dual Layer capable, but burning at too high a speed often results in a disc that cannot be read in other machines.
Make sure that you finalize the DVD. Without finalizing you can watch it on your recorder but it will not work on regular DVD players.
CONVERTING VHS TO DVD
BELIEVE THIS OR NOT, I FOUND ON EBAY, NOT ONLY THE VCR CONNECTION THAT USES YOUR USB PORT TO YOUR PC, BUT ALSO THE SOFTWARE FOR A LITTLE UNDER FIFTEEN DOLLARS IN ONE PACKAGE, AND WORKED PERFECTLY.
CONVERTING VHS TO DVD
And, the name of these items are......?
don't do it; these devices are set up to NOT copy protected VCR tapes. Waste of money! and it wastes a DVD every time you try to find out if it is copy protected.
VHS to DVD conversion
A lot of manufacturers make dual VHS/DVD player-recorders. You should be able to buy one for around $100 bucks.
We use the Panasonic DMR-E75V. It works well, and copies VHS tapes unto DVDs. It also plays VHS tapes and DVDs.
VHS TO DVD
If you're recording to DVD using a VHS/DVD Combo, what is the best DVD format to use? DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, or something else?