VHS Video to DVD disc thingy conversion?

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Sparky2339, Mar 26, 2009.

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  1. I'm in need of advice from the Arrse Community.

    I have old VHS cassettes that I'm afraid to play often because of stretch, age etc (yes, me and the tapes). If I lose/break them, I'll lose a lot of important film of family members who've passed on.

    No point doing VHS to VHS copies as most of the family don't use video these days.

    I have a Video player and also a VHS Camcorder (I know, I know!!!) which I can use as the source - will need to get cables with USB at one end I'd imagine (Maplins??) - in theory I can transfer to my Compaq Presario C500 laptop.

    That's the theory anyway, I'm using Vista Home premium and have Roxio.

    Is it possible? I'm a PC biff to be honest and looking to Arrse members for pointers.


  2. Why not get a DVD recorder and play the video into that?
  3. Polar 69 and Theiftaker

    Thanks for the replies.

    Will look into that :D

    I wasn't sure if that was the thing to do, nor if my laptop could "really" do it.