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Old 18. Oct 2010, 03:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. I need some suggestions for transferring a bunch of VHS tapes to DVD's. I bought a commercial VHS capture tool and software, but it doesn't work with Windows 7. No, my video card does not have inputs to allow me to capture the VHS directly to my video card.

If you have freeware suggestions, I'd be most appreciative. If you have hardware and/or commercial suggestions, please PM me. Thanks.
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Old 18. Oct 2010, 06:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The route I used to record the wifes collection of Johnny Carson and the Dean Martin roast series was I used a $55.00 dvd recorder hooked to my tv and burned them directly from the ole telle. Believe it or not I ran across some VHS tapes that were copy right protected. Fortunately it was just a few of the newer vhs tapes. Worked for me or perhaps you could run an older copy of Windows on VMware.
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Thanks for the suggestion. However, I have about a dozen VHS tapes from when my kids were young. Things like plays, musicals, and even just some footage of them as babies. I'd like to transfer these over to DVD's but probably also edit out some of it in the process. (Get rid of the extraneous stuff....)
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Old 18. Oct 2010, 04:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had a similar project, only it was Video8 tapes. I tried a few things myself but due to the lack of time I simply used a video conversion service in my area that I found on the Internet.

They actually picked up the videos from my home. I also provided them with a USB drive. Two weeks later they delivered everything back to my door, incl. one digital video file for each tape on my USB drive. I then took these videos sources, cut them and produced my own family DVDs.

Maybe that could be an option for you too.
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