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'It's a blurry mess!' -- latest 'Kids React' tackles VCRs, videotapes

Watch children try to figure out how to play a VHS tape in a videocassette recorder in this latest "Kids React" video from The Fine Brothers.

By March 16, 2015


How to digitise your old videos

Do a spot of spring cleaning and you're likely to find a whole stack of videotapes lying around forlorn, sad and forgotten at the back of a shelf or cabinet somewhere. What should you do with these tapes?

By March 13, 2012


Turn old videotapes into DVDs, no PC required

The Sony VRD-MC6 is a standalone DVD burner that can capture video (and photos!) from just about any source, including camcorders, VCRs, and memory cards.

By February 18, 2010


Sony DVDirect VRD-MC3

Although it's pricey, the Sony DVDirect VRD-MC3 is a boon for anyone who has lots of old videotapes but less time or tech skills to digitize them using a computer. Even better, it doubles as an external DVD burner, so you can use it with your PC long after you've transferred all those old tapes.

By April 5, 2007

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 5, 2007

TiVo buries the VCR

The company offers free DVR boxes in exchange for videotapes and new subscriptions.

By October 14, 2005


Transcript of Osama bin Laden videotape

In mid-November, Osama bin Laden spoke to a room of supporters, possibly in Qandahar, Afghanistan. These comments were videotaped with the knowledge of bin Laden and all present.

By December 13, 2001


Calif. man pleads guilty to video piracy

The first criminal conviction in the state under a controversial copyright law involves more than 4,500 bootlegged videotapes that were created by cracking anti-copying technology.

March 28, 2002


MPAA settles copyright suit

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) says it has settled a civil action suit against Antonio Daniele III and his mother for selling pirated films over an e-mail address on the Internet. The MPAA said Daniele agreed to a $110,000 settlement and that he is prohibited from selling or distributing unauthorized videotapes. The suit, which was filed in December, was initiated after MPAA investigators found that Daniele advertised films on Internet newsgroups, according to the MPAA. The films, some of which were still in theatrical release, included "American Psycho," "Shanghai Noon," "Romeo Must Die" and "Beowulf."

June 13, 2001


LifeClips grabs $12.2 million

LifeClips said Tuesday it received a $12.2 million second round of funding, led by St. Paul Venture Capital. The Acton, Mass.-based services company works with consumers who want to convert their videotapes to DVDs. LifeClips, which has raised a total of $16.5 million with this latest round, plans to use the proceeds to build its service through retail stores, as well as through its Web site. The company also said it is partnering with national drug store chain Eckerd, which will allow customers to drop off their videotapes at stores in the Tampa Bay, Fla., region. See complete list.

By May 15, 2001