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Old 02-07-03, 06:13 PM
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Converting VHS to DVD Question

Hello all. I'm attempting to put some of my rare/out of print VHS onto DVD. How do I accomplish this? I have a new Dell with an ample amount of hard drive space and memory. I'll be using a Pioneer DVD burner to finalize everything. What do you have to use to connect the VCR to the PC? I have some DVD burning software that I haven't really played around with too much, can I use that? Sorry for being kind of vague, but I'm pretty new to this stuff. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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Probably the best way to do the conversion is put a digital camcorder between the VHS and the computer. It will digitize the video and sound and its output can be recorded onto DVD.

Without a camcorder you'll need a video capture card to interface the VHS output into the computer. Then you have to use software that can properly encode the video and sound to be burned onto DVD.
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www.dvdrhelp.com has lots of useful info on this sort of thing
under the caption sidebar is where the info on going vhs->computer is
good luck
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Hey Compusa has something called pctv pro-- its like 40 bucks with the rebate-- and its a card for the back of the pc-- that has an actual tv cable input for it (for recording tv to dvd or vcd)-- as well as a video in- so i guess hypothetically you could run the tv cable through the vcr and go crazy-- good luck
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Anyone else have any information on skier98's theoretical technique? I've been looking for a cheap vid. capture card...
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It isn't a "theoretical technique". I'm using one now. The card is good for TV as well as s-video and composite input.

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