Converting old VHS tapes to DVD

Discussion in 'Electronics, Computers & Webpage Questions' started by Luke12, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:09 AM.

  1. Luke12

    Luke12 Well-Known Member

    Anybody know the best way to do this without buying expensive equipment ?
    Can I just run the output of the VCR player into the computer and write it on a blank DVD ?

    I know I can go to a place that does this but I wanted to do it the cheapest way possible...…
    Thanks in advance...….. Bill
  2. Jan51

    Jan51 Well-Known Member

    We have a VCR/DVD player, you just dub it from one side to the other.
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  3. Tall Timbers

    Tall Timbers Imperfect but forgiven

    If you do a search for vhs to dvd converter you'll find some device where you hook up your vhs to the computer and run it. I've done it before, but not in a very long time. I've still got some conversions I want to do...
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  4. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    I leave my conversions to professionals. They don't charge much and they add music and titles and do a little editing to make them look much better than just copying them.
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  5. greg64

    greg64 Well-Known Member

    For about $13, I bought a usb capture card on Amazon. Hook the composite or s-video side to your device and the usb side plugs in normally to your computer. It came with some basic software. I'm using it to get video off an old vhs-c camcorder and onto my computer to burn a dvd.
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  6. Luke12

    Luke12 Well-Known Member

    Thanks again for these replies..... I'm probly just gonna go drop them off at a place that does these....

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