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Might be helpful to list the hard drive space required for 1 hour of video, or MB/min required.
What you should do is get a tv tuner card and plug the vcr in via a rca connection. Use the sofware given with the tv tuner to record! I reccomend the pixleview tuner coz that one works for me.
My wife has a huge collection of VHS disney films and we want to convert them to dvd, next to going out and buying the new version on DVD (even though they're only released once every 7 years or so) we thought we'd buy a DVD recorder, unfortunatley we get a "Protected Content" notice and so we're unable to copy to the dvd, Is there anything we can do.
have you tried a DVD De-cyrpter? that worked for me when i got a copy-protected problem.
i have a similar problem in reverse.i have old concert footage on my comp.i want to get it from the computer but in order to do so ill have to burn it to dvd-rw,then record it to my vhs,then burn to dvd in a jvc burner/player.i want to hook my jvc dvd burner straight into the video card (geforce4 mx440 w/agp8x)using an s-video cable and bypass all the other stuff.is it possible to do this?my dvd burner on the comp dont do dvd only rw`s so id have to go the long way anyways if it dont work.
also you can visit http://www.vhs-to-dvd.com/vhs-to-dvd.html
also you can visit http://www.bestshareware.net
I spent quite a bit of time doing research on purchasing hardware and/or software to convert my video library to DVD. In addition to the cost is the time I'd need to spend to babysit the conversion. I reasoned that when I was done, the hardware I had purchased would be as useful as the treadmill in my basement collecting dust.
In the end I decided to outsource the work. But before risking a lifetime of memories, I did considerable research on conversion vendors.
Quality, price and turnaround time were important factors...but I really wanted reliability and good customer service. Enter "The Photo Archival Company".
I sent them a mixture of VHS, VHS-c and Hi8 tapes of both family and business events.
I received my shipment yesterday morning and I have gone through and watched several of the 93 DVDs created from my videos. EXCELLENT!!! My order was exactly as quoted both in price and turnaround time. I am thrilled they were labeled just as I asked. Almost 20 years of memories, people and places...safe and now in a stable DVD format.
This webpage/thread is one of the places I visted when I was doing my hardware/software research and I thought I'd share my experience here for those in the same place I was at just three weeks ago.
Okay, so I've read lots of the comments and the article. The information sounds good, but I am getting a little confused. I have a bunch of old Disney movies on VHS that I would like to convert to DVD. The reason being is that I watched them when I was younger, the kids like to watch them, and I'm sure the grandkids (someday) will like to watch them. However, we watch them so much that I am worried that they will not last. The quality is slowly deteriorating. Since these are commercially manufactured videos, they are encoded so that people cannot copy them. However, I am not trying to make money off of this, all I want is to preserve the movies I've already paid for once. It would cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to replace all of the old disney movies I have with new DVD versions. It would be much cheaper to copy them to a blank DVD. Is there any way to get around the encoding to make the videos into DVD's? Again, want to emphasize that I am in no way trying to make money off of these or steal from anyone. I already bought them once, and I don't want to pay for the same movie again. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
I do know that, with computer software, you are allowed to make one backup copy. So, perhaps there is a similar rule when backing up VHS tapes to DVD? It would be worth a look at the copyright laws in one's country to figure this out. BTW, you may have to hang onto the original as proof you own an original.
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