What hardware do I need to

  caris 17:13 11 Sep 2006

copy my old collection of videos to DVD please?

I've old wedding videos and things I've video taped over the years and don't want to lose them.

I've the DVD + & DVD - on my DVD/RW on the pc.

I'm clueless here as to what connections etc I need to get to do this.

Guess what I hope to do over the winter months. So I am trying to get organised now.

Thank you ~ Caris

  Joe R 19:16 11 Sep 2006


this will provide all you need for analogue video to Dvd creation. click here

  jack 19:42 11 Sep 2006

Or with a PVR[DVD with hard drive]
No PC required

  caris 20:15 11 Sep 2006

Joe R

Am stumbling round that site still. Will get back here later.


Erm...? I'm puzzled as to what PVR is? VR = Video recorder..Yes?

Assisitant at PC World was advising Video Capture Card .

What leads do I need please?

Said I was clueless though. LOL

However I have the Software to tiry up my wedding vids etc

But all of these techie things are bamboozling me which is why I posted this question on the Beginners Board.

Thanks for your help.

Please keep it coming.

Kind Regards ~ Caris

  Joe R 20:19 11 Sep 2006


the link I have given you, is for a PCI Digital TV capture card, and has all the leads you will need for capture. Depending on the length of the cables supplied, the most you will need, will be audio/video leads to go from your video, to the capture connectors on your PCI card.

  Forum Editor 21:49 11 Sep 2006

to the video capture card, make sure that you have plenty of hard-drive space, because you'll need it.

  caris 03:21 12 Sep 2006

Thanks FE

I have a 160gb hard drive

Will that be sufficient?


  The Old Mod 08:50 12 Sep 2006

Hi, I've done this and the easist way for me was using a dvd recorder with a built in hard drive, you can make as many copies as you like or use the pc to make further copies. I just plugged in a vhs recorder and copied onto the dvd recorders hard drive. Hope this helps.

  caris 10:56 12 Sep 2006

The Old Mod

Aha.... That sounds good to me.

So thank you for that.

Now to get my thinking cap on....

Great board this for getting the help you need when you need it.

Many thanks to all who have helped me.. past, present... and in the future.

Kind Regards ~ Caris

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