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    VHS to DVD recording.

    My mother has some vhs tapes that have a lot of sentimental value, and wants to transfer them to dvd so they last longer.
    How can we go about doing this? I have looked at some DVD/VHS combi's but they dont say if they record vhs to dvd or not. Can anyone point me to a system that DOES do this?
    Please and thanks.

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    We did it but had 2 separate machines, a video recorder and a dvd recorder and it worked a treat.

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    Annie1508;3216093

    We did it but had 2 separate machines, a video recorder and a dvd … We did it but had 2 separate machines, a video recorder and a dvd recorder and it worked a treat.



    the only vcr we have is a tv combi machine with no output, so would prefer to get one machine.

    Yup.

    But you can get cheaper VCR to DVD machines if that's all you want it for...

    But note that if the videos have copy protection on them, you wont be able to copy them onto dvd. It will be fine for home videos, but you might have issues with pre-recorded commercially released films.

    edit: currys.co.uk/mar…id=

    Something like this would do it and it also has built in freeview, so you could record a freeview channel and watch a another (assuming you have built in freeview on the telly) which is definately a plus for future proofing.

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    Browni;3216180

    Yup.But you can get cheaper VCR to DVD machines if that's all you want it … Yup.But you can get cheaper VCR to DVD machines if that's all you want it for...



    to be honest im going to 'test' the machine and use the distance selling regulations :whistling:

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    social lurker;3216230

    But note that if the videos have copy protection on them, you wont be … But note that if the videos have copy protection on them, you wont be able to copy them onto dvd. It will be fine for home videos, but you might have issues with pre-recorded commercially released films.



    all home videos, kids when they were babies, parties, me at a Hypnotist etc lol.

    I wanted to convert my vcr's to dvd but the cost was silly prices so I bought a Funai machine to do the job from Maplin's for £99.oo and its' simple to use and give very good results ( I think so ) and has saved me over £700.oo to convert all my vcr's myself over time ( word of warning it will not convert some if they are copywrited which applies to all machines

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    lol the videos arent copyrighted, and if the were, some paper and sellotape can fix that problem. I'm just going to borrow a machine to do the job

    shanecr;3230030

    lol the videos arent copyrighted, and if the were, some paper and … lol the videos arent copyrighted, and if the were, some paper and sellotape can fix that problem. I'm just going to borrow a machine to do the job



    :?

    That tab is to stop you recording over them, not to bypass copyright protection...

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    EasyCap USB Video Capture Adapter

    $15.92 (free shipping)
    - Supports NTSC, PAL, Video format
    - Supports high quality video resolution
    - Capture & edit high quality video & audio without sound card
    - Include Professional and easy to learn & used video editor software: Ulead Video Studio 8.0 SE DVD
    - Plug & play
    - Applying to internet conference / net meeting
    - Complies With Universal Serial Bus Specification Rev. 2.0
    - USB bus power

    would this help? anyone used this before?

    i am thinking ... combo AV on one end and USB on the other. Windows XP not Vista. VLC/Youcam/Nero to capture. Then burn it on DVD using your computer/laptop?

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    Browni;3235053

    :?That tab is to stop you recording over them, not to bypass copyright … :?That tab is to stop you recording over them, not to bypass copyright protection...



    It's called Macrovision.

    I recorded mine with a £15 video capture card on my PC.

    My local post office does this

    lumoruk;3237520

    It's called Macrovision.I recorded mine with a £15 video capture card on … It's called Macrovision.I recorded mine with a £15 video capture card on my PC.



    Not exactly...

    It's copyright protection (or copy prevention, whichever you fancy), but Macrovision are the company that created the technology used (which is why most people just label it Macrovision).

    just connect a dvd recorder to a VHS player...simple!
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