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Wanted: Transfer VHS to DVD, either equipment to do so or a cheap service.

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months agoFeedback:117 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
My Mum is after transferring a number of VHS to DVD, anyone know of a cheap service or a price for the kit I will need, anyone got this kit to sell / hire?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months agoFeedback:117 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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Check out boots in store m8.

Very cheap. My parents done theirs about a month ago. Cheap and very good quality.
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its easy to do yourself you just need a vcr and a dvd recorder. i did mine ages ago. or alternatively get a vcr/dvd recorder combo unit. you can ick up a dvd recorder for about £50 and you've prob already got a vcr
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I do this quite regulary and find the easiest method is to buy a analogue tv capture card.

Simply connect the VCR upto it via either coaxial or Svideo connections for video and phono for sound. Load up some tv capture software (available free on the internet) set play on the VCR and capture in MPEG2 format.

You can then use a free dvd building software program off the net again to convert the format into the correct DVD format.

Once you've done it once, you'll know what to do. Much cheaper than a professional service.
#4
Thanks guys, rep on its way to all three of you, Lewman do you have any links for a analogue tv capture card that will do the job?
#5
If you live near a Maplin this one looks like the one your after -
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=99126
#6
Hi guys I have a similar problem (well my father) I got him a dvd recorder for his bday and he wants to back up old vids and some of his more recent dvd's which are getting scratched by the grandkids. We tried hooking up vcr to dvd recorder but (I think it cos the dvd recorder upscaled to 1080i and is plugges in via HDMI) the vcr signal will not stay on screen it jumps. Would I need to hook it up via scart and forget upscaling to work? also the dvds he wants to back up are encrypted can you get round this? (no he's not pirating just wants to back up some of his more priezed dvds) every time he tries backing these up the dvd recorder just pauses. sorry to highjack thread btw
#7
andi, how many videos have you got to transfer? i have found the easiest and least time consuming was is to hook up a video player to a dvd recorder. if you do it on a pc you need a lot of hard drive space and a good processor to encode the video later, and that does take a long time. i could sort you out for a little something, depends how many though.
#8
my dad company does this website is

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[url]www.mediamorphosis.co.uk[/url]
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Or cheaper option only about £10.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5707
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bfjem
Hi guys I have a similar problem (well my father) I got him a dvd recorder for his bday and he wants to back up old vids and some of his more recent dvd's which are getting scratched by the grandkids. We tried hooking up vcr to dvd recorder but (I think it cos the dvd recorder upscaled to 1080i and is plugges in via HDMI) the vcr signal will not stay on screen it jumps. Would I need to hook it up via scart and forget upscaling to work? also the dvds he wants to back up are encrypted can you get round this? (no he's not pirating just wants to back up some of his more priezed dvds) every time he tries backing these up the dvd recorder just pauses. sorry to highjack thread btw


the encypted dvds will require something like dvdshrink to work and you'd need dvd9 blanks to avoid quality loss.

your vhs issue sounds more like the macrovision copy protection system (if they're retail vhs and not home made) your dvd recorder will probably have a hack on the net to remove macrovision protection.

hth
#11
Sagor
andi, how many videos have you got to transfer? i have found the easiest and least time consuming was is to hook up a video player to a dvd recorder. if you do it on a pc you need a lot of hard drive space and a good processor to encode the video later, and that does take a long time. i could sort you out for a little something, depends how many though.


I don't have a DVD player or a Video recorder. So PC way is looking like the only option at the moment, PC power shouldn't be a problem, think I have 90 GB free.

There's 6 video's in total, what were you thinking?
#12
Useful guide here

Seems a lot of trouble to go to. Prob better to find someone local to you (no postage fees) who could do it nice & cheap. Failing that I would deffo go the Vcr player Dvd recorder route.

Ps: I borrowed my mates Vcr (I aready have a Dvd recorder) & done a load over xmas. Well happy :thumbsup:
#13
VCR Scart > S-Video then record the S-Video input onto PC then burn to DVD.
#14
If you've got an Archos then play the video and just use that to capture it via the TV recording dock
#15
TheViz
VCR Scart > S-Video then record the S-Video input onto PC then burn to DVD.


great idea I'm sure ,but would you not want sound with your recording ??
SVHS dosn't carry audio .
Theres loads of ways of doing this ,use a TV card to link your VHS to the PC .It will have to be encoded and put onto DVD , may take some time , sometimes you can get a sync problem .Buy a HDD/DVD recorder and link your VHS to this and record either directly to DVD disk or to the hard drive ,then you can make multiple copy's from HDD to DVD .Antother way is to buy a video to USB device . Link your VHS to the gadget and capture to the hard drive through a USB port on your PC or laptop , again you need a DVD writer and suitable software to put the captured file onto DVD disk.You will not be able to copy bought VHS tapes onto anything as they will be macrovision protected . I bougth the special cable many years to do just this , it' s a scart to scart cable but inside one scart socket is a circuit board that gets rid of the protection,works well .It cost about £30 .
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andimccann
I don't have a DVD player or a Video recorder. So PC way is looking like the only option at the moment, PC power shouldn't be a problem, think I have 90 GB free.

There's 6 video's in total, what were you thinking?

if you don't have a video recorder then you're not going to be able to put in on a PC either. your only option then would be to take it to a local person/company to do for you
#17
Video > Line In audio.
#18
Update, got myself a cheap DVD Recorder from Asda, Video Player on loan, can I connect the two by Scart to record to DVD?
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andimccann
Update, got myself a cheap DVD Recorder from Asda, Video Player on loan, can I connect the two by Scart to record to DVD?


Yep thats how Ive got mine set up. Scart lead from Vcr into Dvd recorder & then another scart from Dvd recorder into tv.

I'm presuming you have a hard disc dvd recorder. Makes things so much easier. :thumbsup:
#20
blobbyrob
Yep thats how Ive got mine set up. Scart lead from Vcr into Dvd recorder & then another scart from Dvd recorder into tv.

I'm presuming you have a hard disc dvd recorder. Makes things so much easier. :thumbsup:


No all I have is 20 VHS I want to transfer to DVD's for my Mum, nice boring job for me!
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