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What cable do I need to connect a VHS recorder to my pc?


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#1 Jay NotApplicable

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:01 AM

Hi,

I would like to connect a VHS recorder to my computer. But I don't know what the name of the cable is. The VHS output is either coax or RCA.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:26 AM

you need an analogue video capture card.... it is slightly more complex than just buying a cable.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:40 AM

TsVk is correct.  Knowing what your trying to do would help answer this question.  If you are trying to save old family movies in a digital format- it would be a lot easier to buy an inexpensive VHS/DVD player-recorder and copy the tapes to a DVD.  Once that is done it is easy to save the DVD disc to your hard drive, burn copies for family and friends, or whatever.  This is how I converted all of my old VHS family movies to a digital format many years ago.

 

If you are trying to upload copy protected VHS movies- even with a tuner card the content may be scrabbled after it is uploaded.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:16 AM

Ok, thanks. I'm not working with copyrighted material. These are all home movies. I think I know what I need to buy now. Thank you =)



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

You can also look into Honestech 7.0 Deluxe, it is a small box that hooks up via cables USB, RCA and Svideo quite inexpensive.  If you are looking to convert and save films to disk it is pretty time consuming, it runs a the medias speed.

 

http://www.honestech.com/main/vhs-to-dvd-70-deluxe.asp


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

Nice find OldPhil... I never knew this existed. :thumbup2:






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