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Transfer VHS to DVD

by jcumber / March 24, 2004 2:43 AM PST

I would like to take my old vhs tapes and transfer them to dvd or video cd. What is the most economical way to do this? I have considered purchasing a recorder, but they are so expensive.

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Re:Transfer VHS to DVD
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 2:46 AM PST
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You didn't give a dollar amount to beat. And to use your PC might upset you if you use a 49 dollar TV Capture card (2 hours for the movie), then a 79 to 199 dollar DVD recorder with software to record the DVD (from 2 hours to days!) to create the DVD.

The DVD recorder might be the least headache/time?

Bob

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Re:Re:Transfer VHS to DVD
by jcumber / March 24, 2004 3:34 AM PST
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I have a capture device to take the vhs to my computer. I just can't get it out of the computer to a DVD.

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All you need is the DVD recorder for your PC?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 3:38 AM PST

Such are spotted (on sale) from 79 to 199 dollars. The bundled software will create the DVD.

Bob

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Re:Re:Transfer VHS to DVD
by boonie49 / March 24, 2004 4:55 AM PST
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YOU MIGHT BE BETTER OFF HAVING IT DONE PROFESSIONALLY. CHECK INTO SOME OF YOUR LOCAL STORES..OFFICE DEPOT, ETC. ETC. SHOP AROUND, AND ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS! ALL THE BEST TO YOU, MARK

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Re:Transfer VHS to DVD
by glb613 / March 24, 2004 3:23 AM PST
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I have a computer with a DVD burner and a capture device to transfer the video to the hard drive. You really need a computer with enough memory and processor speed/power to do this well. By the time you buy the components for your computer, you will probably spend the same amount as you would for a stand alone DVD/VHS recorder. Another option, take them to a photo/video company and have them transfered the video for you.

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Re:Transfer VHS to DVD
by redd / March 24, 2004 3:33 AM PST
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If cost is a major issue then do a google search for video transfers.

For you to do this yourself will take a bit of a learning curve. You'll need a analog capture device, editing software that's also capable of rendering to mpeg2 for DVD or mpeg1 for VCD and then capable of burning to the media you choose. Or third party software for burning like Nero.

If you just want a straight transfer with no editing, then do the first recommendation.

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