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#1 madnlooney

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:26 AM

Hi, im trying to convert some of my video tapes (VHS) to DVD but not sure where to start. ive seen dvdsanta does it but i dont have firewire port on my computer. ive also seen away of using usb but not totally sure what i need to do it that way. does anyone know of a way to do it?
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:23 AM

You can go several way althought the two beat options are USB and PCI. I recommend a PCI video capture card. They are as little as $30

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca....asp?CatId=1423

The USB are a little more pricey. If you have an open PCI slot I recommend staying away from USB. I just don't like the platform. But if you find your self using USB there are several companies that have been using USB interface for years.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca...asp?CatId=1428&

They will come with limited software to help you transfer you video to digital media. Don't worry about recording in higher than VCD format. Recording from VHS, you won't be able to tke advantafe of the quality. It's just not there in VHS.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:45 PM

If you do use the VCD format, will the disc play in standard DVD players?

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:44 PM

shaw, you can use vcd but im looking more at recoding to dvd so i can get more on a cd.

Acklan, i have a TV Card, would that work using the s-video connection?

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:34 PM

Check you DVD player documentation, but yes most support it.

What ard do you have. If it is a capture card it may work.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:27 AM

its just a normal TV card. ive pluged my Sky tv into it and that works fine, can also record too. i think i might try it, if not then maybe ill look at the DVD card you posted up. Thank you for the replys

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:42 AM

If it records TV there is no reason it will not record from a VCR.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:17 AM

cool. heres the card i have here

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:22 AM

Oh yeah! Go for it.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:29 AM

thats good news, but on features its says Svideo-no. confused me abit

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:11 PM

Here is a nice Weekend Project you can look at from CNET.
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11259_7-5705957-1.html?tag=txt
It has everything you need to know




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