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VHS to DVD

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by RaiderRodney, May 5, 2006.

  1. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    Been meaning to get something to transfer some old VHS material to DVD for a long time now. If I don't soon I am afraid I will find a lot of tapes ruined :(

    What does everyone recommend to do this? I looked at some of the Dazzle adapters about a year ago.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Furant Millennium Member

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    I use DVD Xpress by ADS Tech. I only use it for capturing the video from VHS and/or 8mm tapes. It works pretty well and encodes them to DVD-compatible MPEG2 by default, so if you want to transfer them to DVD the way they are, just drop these files into Nero and you're good to go.

    I saw some people complaining that this item is a resource hog, but it worked perfectly on my 1.8GHz P4 with 512MB RAM, so it can't be that bad.

    Joey
     
  4. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    A PCI video capture card is what you want.

    Then you run a patch cord from the VCR to your PC and use a capture proggie to put the data on your hard drive.

    You can't have a too large hard drive when you are doing this sort of thing, believe me! Those files can get out of hand QUICK with a 120GB hard drive...

    I'd use a 300GB HDD, if you think you'll get serious with this and/or need to store many of them for instant use on your 'puter.

    Best of all, a decent Video Capture Card and coax cable will not break your budget, no matter how bad your last paycheck was!
     
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    Hey Fast. Thanks for that link!!
    Bronson7