Converting VCR to DVD

  Grannyann 15:26 12 Aug 2005
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Any suggestions about the best/simplest way I can convert some treasured old vcr tapes to DVDs?

  john-232317 15:54 12 Aug 2005

click here

Buy a stand alone DVD recorder and connect your VCR to it and record in real time ;-)

  wobblymike 15:55 12 Aug 2005

There are lots of ways

What is your PC set up? OS, Processor speed, memory etc?

That'a a good starting place

  Stuartli 15:57 12 Aug 2005

Or use a digital + analogue PCI TV card such as the TwinHan DTV-ter d + a from click here (see: click here)

  Grannyann 15:58 12 Aug 2005

PC is running XP with 1 MB RAM and loads of hard disk space. I have a DVD RW drive.

  pj123 16:10 12 Aug 2005

Doing it via the PC with a capture card/unit will take around 7 hours for a 3 hour VHS tape.

A standalone DVD recorder as suggested by dadyassa will do it in real time. ie. a 3 hour tape will take 3 hours, (but you cannot edit it).

Have a read through some of these previous threads for more information.

click here

  pj123 16:12 12 Aug 2005

Sorry didn't check dadyassa link, which is the same as mine.

  ACOLYTE 16:28 12 Aug 2005

Can not just connect a scart lead to both vcr and
dvd then hit record on one play on the other.
You need a dvd with the record funtion/hard drive though for it to work i think.

  Grannyann 16:36 12 Aug 2005

Thank you, everyone. I have learnt a lot.

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