Can you tell me how to copy Video to PC to DVD

  vaughan007 21:04 19 Nov 2003

Hello everyone,

I wish to copy some old VCR tapes on to DVD using my DVD writer (to save space basically).

I understand that I require a PCI card to be able to do this.

Can anyone please tell me which card I require?


  Cretin07 21:11 19 Nov 2003

not sure. i think a capture card should do the trick. or maybe some tv cards. best to ask the pros.

  vaughan007 21:15 19 Nov 2003

sounds familiar...anyone know for sure???

  Joe McG 21:24 19 Nov 2003


if you wanted too, you could upgrade your graphics card to one that has video-in.

  Quiller. 21:56 19 Nov 2003

Some thing like the "win TV go" pci card should do the trick.

click here

Prices are about

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This should give you the opportunity to capture your old VCR tapes and have the software to encode them to a DVD format.Be careful and research the card, do a google search. Some of these cards do get very high ratings and some get very poor ones.

  Khalid Saumtally 22:18 19 Nov 2003

A capture card works fine but I use ATI Radeon 9000 pro which has built in TV. It works very well but it's a long process.

  keenan 22:59 19 Nov 2003

This should meet your needs click here

  Rabi 00:52 20 Nov 2003

Does it make a difference whether movies are PAL or NTSC?
I travel around the world, and have tapes made on NTSC (USA System) and PAL (UK System). Can I convert all to disc on one PC, or do I need to use a USA card for NTSC and a UK card for PAL movies?


  Chegs ® 01:32 20 Nov 2003

I have just purchased a "Mercury" TV Tuner card(£25)It has several types of video input connecters,and the software allows video recording in several formats (mpeg-1/mpeg-2/AVI/DVD/SVCD/VCD)allowing me to simply pop a tape into the video recorder,set it off and setup the TV card software to burn straight to DVD/cd,etc.

I had been using a Pinnacle TV card,but it meant I had to render the files it created thru other apps,before I could burn to disc.This meant it took upto 24 hours of puter running to get the file from vid to pc to disc.

  vaughan007 02:33 20 Nov 2003

Thank you for all your help...I now know what sort of thing I require!

Many thanks!

  lightfeet 07:07 20 Nov 2003

See my threads 1) Analogue Video Editing. 2) Pinnacle Moviebox. I found the responses very helpful

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