Hello. My name is Oscar and for the first time ever, I purchased my own computer machine two months ago. Now as I'm sure you can understand, I am 81 years old and people my age aren't necessarily too adept with this contemporary electronic wizardry. So far I understand how to use the basic essentials, such as the internets, and how to mail the emails. My granddaughter also taught me how to take photographs with a digital camera, and how to give the photographs to the computer machine so that I may transmit them to people. I am only having two problems and would very much appreciate it if one of you younger fellas could assist me with your technological ingenuity.
Recently I signed up for the YOU TUBE. I think this is all very amazing. It is like free television and you can watch anything you want. I would like to make a few videos of my own to add to the YOU TUBE but I do not understand how. Do I have to phone the YOU TUBE and make an appointment with them so they can send their camera crew over to shoot my videos? I don't know their telephone number so if somebody here could give it to me that would be fantastic. Does this YOU TUBE camera crew require much space to set up their equipment? My place is not very large so I am hoping that this will not be an issue.
Here is my second question. Somebody told me that you can "convert" old VHS video cassettes so that they can be sent to your computer machine and put on the YOU TUBE. I have an old VHS video cassette of my nephew's wedding in Hawaii from 1989 and I tried to feed it to the computer machine but I was unsuccessful in my endeavor. I pushed that button on the front of the computer machine that opens the thing that looks like an ashtray. My granddaughter told me once that this part is for the new DVD video discs, so I figured that this must also be the part that takes the VHS cassette and sends it to the YOU TUBE, because it is the video part of the computer machine. I was able to carefully unwind and remove the tape reel from my VHS cassette with a fork. I tried to push the tape into the DVD video disc thing when it was open but it will not accept the tape. I thought it would start reeling the tape in and "convert" so that it could be sent to the YOU TUBE. I took a photo of what I have done so far and was able to figure out how to send the photo up on the forum. Perhaps the YOU TUBE men might be able to help me with this problem?
If anybody could tell me what I am doing wrong it would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Edited by oscar_wilmington, 30 March 2015 - 07:28 AM.