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Copying VHS to DVD

by bellestar / November 23, 2005 3:35 PM PST

What do I look for inorder to copy old vhs tapes onto dvds. I hope there is a unit that I can place the vhs tape into along with a dvd and simply transfer. Is this possibe ? thanks.. as you can tell I need help.

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It's pretty simple with the right equipment
by hitechluddite / November 23, 2005 9:50 PM PST
In reply to: Copying VHS to DVD

Nearly all of the VCR/DVD recorder combos have one button dubbing. You simply load a blank DVD and your VHS tape, start playing your VHS tape and hit the dub button. This will transfer your whole VHS tape with no editing. Of course if you have store bought Pre recorded VHS tapes you will run into copy protect issues on some of them. Copying them is more involved, there is both software and hardware solutions for this depending on if you want to integrate the PC into the process

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dubbing vs copy
by bellestar / November 24, 2005 11:04 AM PST

What is the difference between dubbing and copying? The VHS tapes are old famiy videos. I assume they would remain intact ?

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Same term
by Ralph V / November 25, 2005 5:20 AM PST
In reply to: dubbing vs copy

There is no difference in dubbing and copying--they mean the same thing.

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Software and Hardware recommendations (VHS copying)
by somfi / February 27, 2006 6:52 AM PST

We have some old family VHS tapes as well as some older VHS purchased tapes that we wish to transfer to DVDs. For the family tapes, we have considered editing. For the purchased tapes, we merely want to copy onto something that might extend the viewing life.

I am looking for hardware / software recommendations alluded to in the previous post so that I would have a guide as to what to purchase to add to my computer. I use Windows XP.

Thanks.

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