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What to use/how to copy VHS to PC

Postposted on Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:25 am

Good day,
The wife has a bunch of old VHS tapes of her childhood that take up a ton of space, so I would like to put them on the hard drive to save space.

My questions are
1. What is the best/fastest/easiest way to do this?
2. How can I get the best quality?
2. What equipment do I require?
3. What would be the best file type to put the videos in? (I may want to burn them back to DVD's after)

I recall once I used my ati tv tuner to input the vhs to the pc and record directly, but I think that was using the catalyst software in XP which doesn't work with Windows 7 (I'm using 64-bit professional)

Thanks
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Re: What to use/how to copy VHS to PC

Postposted on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:03 am

1. Probably something like this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... &gclid=CLi

2. Dump it as raw via the s-video connection on the VCR, then encode however you want.

3. VCR, a way to input video to the PC.

4. DVD is MPEG2 so maybe when you encode it, use that format.
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Re: What to use/how to copy VHS to PC

Postposted on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:01 am

Thanks

Is there any free or inexpensive software I can use in windows 7 64-bit along with my ati 650 tv tuner that may work?
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Re: What to use/how to copy VHS to PC

Postposted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:01 pm

anotherengineer wrote:Thanks

Is there any free or inexpensive software I can use in windows 7 64-bit along with my ati 650 tv tuner that may work?


your TV tuner software should work. I plug an old VHS player into the TV tuner, hit play, adjust input method to find the VHS over cable, rewind, and time a record/play start to match what I want. Your TV tuner should also offer capture settings. Save to a format you want.
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