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VHS to DVD on a Mac

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 427, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. 427

    427

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    I found a bunch of my old VHSs and was wondering what would you all recommend to transfer VHS to DVD on a Mac?
    I found these two.

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    Any advice would be much appreciated.
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    427
     
  2. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    El Gato. They have been doing it the longest. I have their EyeTV for PVR on my mini.
     

  3. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

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    Might be cheaper to just buy the DVDs or BluRays of the ones you just have to have.
     
  4. Happypuppy

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    I would just burn them to MP4 and put them on an external drive. Easy to edit if you wish or just hook a laptop to most HDTV


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    I bought an ATI converter for the PC. I don't remember the name of the first converter I bought but I sent it back back because it wouldn't work on a 64 bit OS. Nothing to it if you have the right equipment and software. I was converting family videos for my wife so buying them wasn't an option.
     
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    How would he get them on his computer? Most VHS players won't plug in to a computer.
     
  7. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? Millennium Member CLM

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    In general, it's hardly worth it... VHS quality is soooo low, it'll look terrible on just about any current output device.

    I'd probably suggest a netflix subscription, queue up the ones you want, and consider ripping them (if legal in your jurisdiction). ;)
     
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    Only worth it for personal tapes, I did it for a lot of my kids stuff. Looks bad, but they were awesome kids.
     
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    yep, I was going to say, hard to buy personal videos on DVD
     
  10. Deanster

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    For a small number of personal tapes, take 'em to Costco, and have them do the conversion, I'd say.
     
  11. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Oh man. I might have to find a working VHS machine and that stuff.

    My wife loves Tortoro. The DVD isn't he same dialog or voices as her VHS. She is very sad.
     
  12. 427

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Cost wise, for the amount of tapes and what I have (home movies), I'm better off buying what I need to buy and doing the conversion myself.
     
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