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    video to dvd?

    Can anyone recommend a reliable service to transfer precious family video to dvd please.
    Is it an easy task or does it go wrong much?
    Many thanks.

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    What do you mean by 'video'?

    I'm guessing it's on vhs cassette. pcadvisor.co.uk/how…E1A or there's professional paid services around 8 pounds per tape I think

    Pretty easy. Get the right cable to connect your video player to either a DVD recorder or to your laptop. If laptop you need software to copy your videos. Suggest you go to videohelp.com and read up on appropriate article.

    Asda offer a service asda-photo.co.uk/pro…ion

    Or you could do it yourself with something like maplin.co.uk/p/h…0qu

    I suppose really it depends how many videos you want converting. I am of course assuming by video you mean VHS

    I bought a second hand dvd recorder for £20 then linked with scart lead to vhs player. I then recorded. Good enough and works well as no drm protection for home movies, so will work no problem. For a better job use the online mail options but I could not justify the cost. Remember that dvdr don't last forever so then copy the dvd to something like a memory stick. Simply copy and paste the dvd drive files on pc to stick.

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    Can anyone recommend a reliable service to transfer precious family video … Can anyone recommend a reliable service to transfer precious family video to dvd please. Is it an easy task or does it go wrong much? Many thanks.


    Easy enough DIY is you have a player for your source media and a PC / laptop, just use something like Easycap at around £5 for hardware ex-UK. Video will then be on your PC / laptop to keep or copy / save to USB stick / quaint DVD etc. Random example of transfer hardware where your original source video player (VHS?) is assumed to have s-video or RCA phono (or SCART with converter) output ebay.co.uk/itm…731

    Op, you need to let people know what format the video is in? Vhs, beta max, digital etc so many options, and so many ways to do it?

    Original Poster

    Many thanks everyone.
    Yes I mean VHS. Sorry I'm not very tech savvy!
    It's just one vhs tape from 20 years ago with precious footage on that we'd like to put onto a dvd.
    I don't think I'd like to do it myself as I know I will mess up, so would like to find a good reliable company who does it.
    Has anyone used boots to do this before?

    Original Poster

    Many thanks everyone.
    Yes I mean VHS. Sorry I'm not very tech savvy!
    It's just one vhs tape from 20 years ago with precious footage on that we'd like to put onto a dvd.
    I don't think I'd like to do it myself as I know I will mess up, so would like to find a good reliable company who does it.
    Has anyone used b o o t s to do this before?

    I had a family wedding video transferred to dvd earlier in the year. I used a local company as I didn't fancy sending the tape through the post incase it got lost. I suppose it depends where you live as to who to use. The Company I used were brill, the tapes were so old, they had mould on them and they managed to clean them and then transfer them to dvd for me.
    Edited by: "shywallflower" 3rd Jan
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