I have a bunch of old vhs tapes that I would like to put onto dvd. Is there a free way I could do this from my computer, and what type of equipment if any would I need? I am looking for the cheapest way to do things if possible. Please be as clear as possible. Thanks
How do I convert VHS to DVD?(6 posts)
If you want to do it yourself you must have;
1. VHS player with line out (A/V)
2. Video Capture device which can be internal (PCI) or external-this will convert analog signal from VHS to digital
3. Software to capture the video stream and convert the video into computer movie format -this normally comes with the Video Capture device.
4. A lot of free time
I've had some success using an old camcorder as the Video Capture device, they don't all work but do a search on "camcorder pass-through" for more info.
As has been noted it can be quite a laborious process. When our company moved office earlier this year we had a batch converted by Blue Turtle Video who were pretty good
Iam using VHS pLayer with AV output , pinnacle AV capture device , pinnacle capturing software which came along with device contain 3 CDs ,VHS rewinder with cleaner for cleaning ur VHS coz its too old so its sure consist of fungs clean using VHS before u playing it in VHS palyer , after capturing to PC if u want to convert to DVD use Canopus Procoder its the best one ....
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