VHS Backup

  GPa 10:23 29 Mar 2006

I have installed this program on my Dell 4600 desktop but cannot open it. When I try,I see an error message saying:

"Initialisation of the video capture device failed! You need a video-in capable graphics card with its drivers installed. please consult your hardware manual for further details"

My graphics card is a 64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MX420 and the latest driver makes no difference.
Is there anything else I can do without replacing the graphics card as I wouldn't know how to find that is compatible with my PC.I am out of warranty so Dell can't help.

  GPa 14:11 29 Mar 2006

No, I want to back up my VHS tape recording onto my PC and thence onto disc.Thanks for your interest

  GPa 14:14 29 Mar 2006

Thanks for the suggestion, it may have to come to that. Until then, I am looking for a cheaper option.

  GPa 14:24 29 Mar 2006

I have VHS tapes, such as my son's wedding, which I want to put onto my PC and thence onto disc.
I already use an external hard for my regular PC backups, so this sounds interesting. How would I connect this to the Video recorder?

  GPa 19:13 29 Mar 2006

This sounds good, and from your link it looks fairly cheap.
Are there any compatibilty problems or will any capture card fit any PC?
On ebuyer there are many capture cards in a wide price range, how would I choose the right one?
Also, is the capture card completly separate from the graphics card, or do I still need a video-in compatible graphics card.

  GPa 19:14 29 Mar 2006

Thanks for the suggestion, I will do that.

  GPa 19:18 29 Mar 2006

Thanks for the idea, but we already have a DVD/CD player[a present] under the TV with a PVR, and I don't really want any more machinery under there, although I concede that it may have to come to that.Watch this space!

  GPa 19:19 29 Mar 2006

Please see reply to Manic Hobbit.

  GPa 19:20 29 Mar 2006

Thanks for that, I will get surfing.

  woodchip 20:35 29 Mar 2006

If You go to MAKRO they have a VHS\DVD Recorder from today £100 plus vat

  GPa 18:35 30 Mar 2006

Thank you phono,I "clicked here"- very interesting. However, I haven't mixed with ebay yet, and don't realy want to start, but thanks for the help.

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