From VHS to DVD

  Granddad Ray 15:45 29 Dec 05
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I want to transfer some of my old VHS tapes to DVD so that they can be played on a starndard DVD player. How can I do this and What do I need?

  john-232317 15:50 29 Dec 05

Type your title into search forum ;-0

  pj123 16:31 29 Dec 05

Just type vhs to dvd in the search box at the top.

Here are some examples.

click here

  Granddad Ray 13:36 30 Dec 05

Thanks for your advice but it simply did not work. It simply led me to enough threads to kniw a wooly jumper but what it did not tell me was how o transfer from vhs to dvd via the PC. Can anybody help?

  SEASHANTY 13:50 30 Dec 05

To transfer one three hour VHS tape to DVD disc on the PC will take approx seven hours.

Transferring a three hour VHS tape to DVD disc using a standalone home dvd recorder will take just three hours using a scart to scart lead.

  pj123 13:58 30 Dec 05

I am sorry that you didn't find any of those threads helpful to you. I have just looked at some of them myself again and found quite a lot of information.

But more specifically, you would need to get a capture card or an external capture device to enable you to connect your VHS recorder to your PC. You would also need a software program like (for example) Pinnacle Studio, Sonic MyDVD or Ulead Moviefactory to be able to capture the video, plus a DVD burner to be able to make the DVD.

The capture unit I have is the Dazzle Fusion USB which comes with Pinnacle Studio.

click here
but be aware doing this via the PC is a long drawn out process.

It is probably easier and quicker to buy a DVD recorder which will copy VHS/Beta tapes in real time. I have the Liteon 5006 click here

  Granddad Ray 14:52 30 Dec 05

Many thanks pj123. You've solved my problem, I'll buy the liteon 5006

  pj123 15:22 30 Dec 05

Don't forget to tick it as resolved then please.

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