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  • OT - Transferring VCR content to DVDs

    I have a significant number of VCR tapes that I would like to transfer to DVDs.

    How does one do this?

    And especially with VCR tapes of commercial movies, what does one need to do to get the informaton transferred/

    Thanks

    TMT

  • #2
    Commercial vcr tapes have Macrovision encoded into them to make duplication almost impossible. If you can get a studio vcr player which are not fazed by macrovision then you can copy them or get a box to overcome the macrovision but as it is all done in real time hardly worth the effort.
    Just wait for the dvd to get cheap enough, well thats what I have done. I did toy with the idea of copying all mine but gave up.

    Peter
    I have tools I don't know how to use!!

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    • #3
      I use an analogue to digital converter to record them onto my computer, edit them, add titles and burn to dvd. It ignores macrovision etc. Of course, i only do it on old tapes, no really, if its availabe on dvd at the right price i will buy it as the quality is better.
      If it does'nt fit, hit it.
      https://ddmetalproducts.co.uk
      http://www.davekearley.co.uk

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      • #4
        I was thinking of this myself just today.I have a selection of woodturning dvd's on vhs vcr tapes and would like them to be copied to dvd's but don't have the know how or the equipment.Thanks for posting Alistair
        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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        • #5
          http://www.google.com.au/search?q=vc...ient=firefox-a
          Precision takes time.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Davek0974
            I use an analogue to digital converter to record them onto my computer, edit them, add titles and burn to dvd. It ignores macrovision etc. Of course, i only do it on old tapes, no really, if its availabe on dvd at the right price i will buy it as the quality is better.
            Mind providing a link to the converter that is known to work?

            Thanks

            TMT

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            • #7
              here's one page to view...several options:
              http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads...converter.html

              just do more searches for video converters.(software) otherwise you can get hardware to do it...but you already have a computer....

              ...add "how to" to your searches.
              Last edited by Deja Vu; 02-15-2010, 05:52 PM.
              John M...your (un)usual basement dweller

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              • #8
                I have the same need and I've got one of these systems on order based on good reviews for it:

                http://www.amazon.com/VHS-To-DVD-4-0...ref=pd_cp_sw_1

                I'll report back how it worked in a few days.

                Paul T.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PaulT
                  I have the same need and I've got one of these systems on order based on good reviews for it:

                  http://www.amazon.com/VHS-To-DVD-4-0...ref=pd_cp_sw_1

                  I'll report back how it worked in a few days.

                  Paul T.
                  I would appreciate that.

                  I have hundreds of VCR tapes and wish to move their contents on to DVDs to reduce the physical storage needed.

                  I do know that many of the Macrovision Killer boxes do not work very well.

                  TMT

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                  • #10
                    I decided to buy a hard drive/DVD recorder to transfer/archive my VHS tapes and ran into this thread on the AVS forum. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657

                    These guys really seem to know their stuff and after wading through a lot of the info about the Magnavox H2160MW9 I bought one from Walmart of all places. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-1...Tuner/10104532

                    Having said that, I really can't report in depth on its performance 1st hand yet as work-work & my shop projects have kept me from getting serious about learning to use it properly. I must be getting too old to learn new software quickly as SWMBO says I get that "deer-in-the-headlights" look every time I get the manual out. Apparenty, I ain't the only one as they are available cheaper as "refurbished" returns because many people buy them and don't invest the time needed to learn to use them and send them back in new condition.

                    I have copied some tape to the hard drive as a test, played it back and burned a DVD and the picture quality is great. It also allows you to pause live TV and other neat functions.

                    The AVS thread answers any questions about the unit and I'm sure it will do what I want it to do once I invest a weekend in setting it up and getting serious with my archive project.

                    Oh yeah, make sure and read the section on DVD disc quality/longevity before buying a bunch of discs...it's an eye-opener.
                    Milton

                    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                    • #11
                      a buddy of mine bought a dvd writter that hooks into a vcr and it records the tape as its been played long process but works great

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                      • #12
                        My daughter bought her MinLaw such a machine. I do not know how well it works, and I don't know if it will work with commercial, protected tapes.

                        If you have a video capture card in your computer, it is not hard, read the directions, to copy to hard drive. There is an A-D, Analog-Digital converter in them, else the computer could not accept the data. Computers are ALL digital.

                        It WILL take you 2 hours to record a 2 hour movie, they are real time.

                        Capture card will come with editing software to eliminate such as leaders, trailers, ads, whatever.I use an MSI card. The quality will not be as good as a DVD will be, generally, though there are a lot of cheap copies out there that are made in much the same way.

                        Cheers,

                        George

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