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Old 06-08-04, 01:57 PM
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How to hook VCR to PC?

I'm trying to rip an old movie from VHS to my PC since there is no dvd of it. I hooked up the coax out from my vcr to the coax in on my tv card. Pictures fine but I get no sound. I tried video out but obviously i only get video. How do i hook it so there's sound?

here is my tuner card:
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Old 06-08-04, 02:27 PM
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Sound would normally go in through your soundcard. But it appears your tuner has an audio-in. You'd have to set your sound properties to use that input for recording.

Instead of using the coax input for video you should use the s-video (if your vcr has it) or composite input.
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Old 06-08-04, 02:37 PM
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well i figured it out. i needed a cable to patch the two audio outs from my vcr to convert them into plugs the size of the inputs on my soundcard.
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How do you like the video card? I want to get one for my computer to be able to record cable channels and convert some of my laserdiscs to DVDR.
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the WinTV 350pvr and WinTV250pvr both do real time MPEG2 hardware encoding for burning to dvd

@sureAV421 you can try cyberlink powervcr II to record software encoding real time MPEG or MPEG 2
you will need a faster cpu for this compared to the hardware encoding

you can also try virtual dub
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