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    how do i put old home movies on to a usb?

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    is there any way i can put my old home movies that are on video tapes on to a usb to preserve them? any help grateful. thanks.

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    You'll need a VCR to USB device/converter

    Original Poster Banned

    thanks. can you suggest any? there all over £100 on amazon and the wires have bad reviews?

    its could depend on how much you have to convert, jessops for example have a vhs to dvd service

    sherberty;8387783

    thanks. can you suggest any? there all over £100 on amazon and the wires … thanks. can you suggest any? there all over £100 on amazon and the wires have bad reviews?



    Sorry, I couldnt suggest any as I've never used them. I only know this is one way of getting them from VHS to USB.

    Try googling or as other reply suggested maybe phone a few places to get an idea of the prices from them to carry the work out for you.

    Good luck. :thumbsup:

    what you require is ]this, you will still require your vcr though and also have a look at this from ]Which?

    Suggest that you get an] easycap from amazon or ebay


    this will let you transfer a video to your computer, it can be edited if required then stored onto usb or dvd or whatever.

    Original Poster Banned

    thanks for ur help! added rep.

    A cheap analogue PC TV tuner (USB, PCI, PCIE, ExpressCard or Cardbus) can be used to capture the UHF, composite or RGB signals from your video recorder. An example is the Hauppauge. Obviosuly, RF input will be available but some of the tuners include other inputs. USB TV tuners normally do not have any extra inputs above and beyond the standard RF inputs (although some allow for the extra inputs via optional breakout cables). Many CardBus, ExpressCard, PCI or PCIe cards do have the extra inputs to reduce signal to noise ratios. Prices are well under £50 and an added bonus is that you can use the hardware to watch and record TV on your computer. If you do purchase a TV tuner for a PC, you will need to ensure the included software is capable of recording the input signal (most of them are). Also, the tuner MUST BE ANALOGUE.

    An example of a suitable tuner is:

    ebuyer.com/pro…505

    A synopsis of what it can do can be gleaned here:

    hauppauge.co.uk/sit…tml

    Of course, any analogue PC tuner can perform the job.

    melipona;8387888

    Suggest that you get an] easycap from amazon or ebaythis will let you … Suggest that you get an] easycap from amazon or ebaythis will let you transfer a video to your computer, it can be edited if required then stored onto usb or dvd or whatever.



    That is a good solution. Much cheaper than using the TV tuner method I suggested. Video capture cards historically have been expensive but that will do the job well.

    Original Poster Banned

    could i use this item if my tv already has a usb record feature on it?

    amazon.co.uk/Ham…-11

    sherberty;8387964

    could i use this item if my tv already has a usb record feature on it? … could i use this item if my tv already has a usb record feature on it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Phono-SCART-Switchable-cable/dp/B00006JCXU/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1271520806&sr=1-11



    Can you specify what capture device you have when you say "usb record feature"? Are you suggesting that you have USB hardware already for recording a video input and if so what is the hardware? Do you mean that your TV can record video to a connected USB drive?

    Original Poster Banned

    ElliottC;8387974

    Can you specify what capture device you have when you say "usb record … Can you specify what capture device you have when you say "usb record feature"? Are you suggesting that you have USB hardware already for recording a video input and if so what is the hardware? Do you mean that your TV can record video to a connected USB drive?



    its a tv that can record freeview on to a usb. direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx thank you. rep added.

    sherberty;8387996

    its a tv that can record freeview on to a usb. … its a tv that can record freeview on to a usb. http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-0499.aspx



    Ah, in that case, yes. I am assuming that it can record from any input source (ie. a VCR connected to the RF aerial input, SCART, composite, etc). If that's the case, you do not need any extra cabling or hardware. The VCR signal is sent to the TV and this is channelled through to the USB recording facility (as long as you specify the correct input source for recording).

    Original Poster Banned

    ElliottC;8388013

    Ah, in that case, yes. I am assuming that it can record from any input … Ah, in that case, yes. I am assuming that it can record from any input source (ie. a VCR connected to the RF aerial input, SCART, composite, etc). If that's the case, you do not need any extra cabling or hardware. The VCR signal is sent to the TV and this is channelled through to the USB recording facility (as long as you specify the correct input source for recording).



    thank you thank you thank you

    sherberty;8388021

    thank you thank you thank you



    Oh hang on!! As I mentioned earlier, I assumed it can record from any input source but I understand (from somebody) that the USB record can only record a digital feed and not analogue! You must confirm this with the user manual because the input from your VCR is analogue (that's why I specified an analogue tuner for a computer earlier). The £5.99 device posted earlier will allow you to record an analogue feed from your VCR.

    sherberty;8387964

    could i use this item if my tv already has a usb record feature on it? … could i use this item if my tv already has a usb record feature on it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Phono-SCART-Switchable-cable/dp/B00006JCXU/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1271520806&sr=1-11



    ElliottC;8388013

    Ah, in that case, yes. I am assuming that it can record from any input … Ah, in that case, yes. I am assuming that it can record from any input source (ie. a VCR connected to the RF aerial input, SCART, composite, etc). If that's the case, you do not need any extra cabling or hardware. The VCR signal is sent to the TV and this is channelled through to the USB recording facility (as long as you specify the correct input source for recording).



    Forgive me if I'm wrong but I would imagine that the recording part of your TV simply saves the freeview digital video/audio stream to USB - it would not be able to convert the analogue signal from your VHS.

    Original Poster Banned

    thanks for letting me know. i will check out the 5.99 one. thanks again and repped to all.

    Original Poster Banned

    would this one be okay? amazon.co.uk/gp/…er=

    Original Poster Banned

    chelskii;8388102

    Looking at the "impartial" Reviews on that link the last one on the first … Looking at the "impartial" Reviews on that link the last one on the first page says as a NEGATIVE comment - "Can't use it to record external inputs, e.g. VCR to USB."--------------------------------I just used a DVD Video recorder which had a hard drive to do mine, Think I used the audio and video out leads on the vhs to the dvd recorder but it depends on the outputs you have on the VHS..



    they have the yellow white red cable sockets. dvd recorders are out of my league thanks for your help

    inside101;8388053

    Forgive me if I'm wrong but I would imagine that the recording part of … Forgive me if I'm wrong but I would imagine that the recording part of your TV simply saves the freeview digital video/audio stream to USB - it would not be able to convert the analogue signal from your VHS.



    I wasn't sure either but have just been told that analogue recording is not possible so a separate capture device will be required.

    sherberty;8388098

    would this one be okay? its the only one found that amazon sell. don't … would this one be okay? its the only one found that amazon sell. don't want to buy from market place. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000S0QIPI/sr=1-2/qid=1271522374/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1271522374&sr=1-2&seller=



    Yes absolutely fine.

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    ElliottC;8388165

    Yes absolutely fine.



    thank you! great help!
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