What is the running time for video tapes?

  Bingalau 14:30 20 Jul 2011

Can anybody tell me what the running time is for a video tape. Description is (TDK) EHG EC45, VHS/C. I am guessing it is 45 minutes but am not sure. I need the information to have some of these tapes converted to DVD's.

  bremner 14:36 20 Jul 2011

45 minutes Click here

  interzone55 14:54 20 Jul 2011

45 minutes at normal mode, or 90 minutes in long play mode

  woodchip 15:23 20 Jul 2011

It depends on How much Video is on the tape. Your question is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string

  HondaMan 15:25 20 Jul 2011

Whny not convert them yourself rather than pay someone to do it for you?

  morddwyd 15:43 20 Jul 2011

What's video tape? :-)

  Aitchbee 16:10 20 Jul 2011

Would that be the little chunky tape that goes into a video camera? Still got some of them in the house somewhere and have got the gadget to convert them into digital format.My intentions were to clear the tapes and use them again.I've still got the old video camera.

  Bingalau 16:27 20 Jul 2011

Thanks for all the answers folks. I will take it that they are 45 minute tapes.

I gave my camera away a long time ago and regret that I also must have given away the adaptor in which the smaller tapes fitted. I realise I could probably convert the tapes myself if I had the adaptor, as I know that somewhere in one of my cupboards there is a practically new Video player. I assume I would then just require a lead from that to my computer. But by the time I have got that organised I could have them away and back by post.

Thanks again for the information.

  Condom 17:31 20 Jul 2011

I wish you had posted this a week ago as I just threw out my Panasonic adapter for putting the small VHS tapes into a normal Video recorder and I would gladly have sent it to you. I converted all my tapes on to DVD some time ago and they came out better than expected and much easier to subsequently edit.

  Bingalau 19:25 20 Jul 2011

Thanks for the thought Condom. I'm asking around relatives at the moment in case someone has an adaptor laying about doing nothing. Fingers crossed something happens before tomorrow, when I will post them off to be done elsewhere.

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