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Posted February 20, 2015 - 04:20 PM

I have been getting into doing more media type computing lately and would like to get some old VHS tapes on to the computer.  I have been looking at quite a few video capture products and after reading countless reviews on these products I've come to conclusion that if it works great but if you have an issue forget about any support.

 

So I was wondering, for those into this type thing, What do you use?  If it would do music as well that would be a big plus.  Thanks


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Posted February 20, 2015 - 06:02 PM

I've got vhs tapes that I would like to be able to put on DVDs before they deteriorate. I hope someone has a good answer for you. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 20, 2015 - 06:40 PM

http://www.roxio.com...CFZGIaQodUVIAMw

 

Roxio is a good program to use for Windows PCs.

 

I have copied VHS tapes to both my Linux PC and DVD recorder.  It has been a while so I am not sure how I did it for sure.

Audacity - I do remember using it.

Audacity is free to use  - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

 

if you have a old ( one of the first) VHS/DVD player/recorders - I have heard that you can use them to convert them.

After a few years a copy right code was put on the VHS tapes ( the one you brought with movies on them) and they will not copy.

 

I see if I can remember how I did it and get back with the info.


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Posted February 20, 2015 - 06:51 PM

lyall, that is on I was looking at today.  Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I understand this can record the tape to the hard drive where I can use it to stream to the TV?   The main one I want to preserve is our wedding.  When we got married that was the up and coming thing! Ha now you can use your phone. :tapping_fingers:

Any help would be appreciated.



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Posted February 20, 2015 - 09:33 PM

There were two companies who did this part time locally here. One went out of business and the other is still around. There are many online companies to send them to as well. I mention this for the guys who might not want to tackle the job or want to insulate themselves from blame when their wedding video gets eaten in the old bedroom VCR.

The DVDr/VCR units of 5 years ago, many had this feature. Did this with the kid vids.

I've never gone directly to computer, but it would be nice.

Bill, if you have a windows xp with mce, it had recording built in.

However you do it, make copies for safe keeping.

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Posted February 20, 2015 - 10:10 PM

i found that homevideostudio.com really knew what they were doing. probably one located near you. gene
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Posted February 20, 2015 - 11:06 PM

I borrowed a video capture card from a co-worker years ago to copy the video for VHS tapes.  I used Audacity on the Linux pc.

 

the new usb adapter are better now than the old video capture cards.

I also used Audacity to copy audio cds to the pc, so the kids to play them on their iPad nanos.

It is legal as long as you still keep the old format - old records - 8 track, etc.

 

When you copy audio/videos to CD/DVDs get the best ones - the gold color.  They last the longest and keep the away from heat and sun light.  It will shorten their life.


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 06:48 AM

I tried years ago capturing and converting using the computer it wasnt easy but I'm sure newer programs and better computers are different . I ended up getting a Sony DVD player/recorder , hooked the different devices one at a time and recorded to dvd's had vcrs, 8mm and 8 mm digital to do . It was pretty easy but then I didn't try editing ,just recorded the whole tape.

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 08:30 AM

Bill, I have VHS to DVD 3.0 Deluxe and will probably never use it again.  I could send it to you Monday if you would like to use it.  It has the cables, converter box, cables, and software.  PM me our address.

This what it looks like.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwIgR-7PiQA






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