copy VHS to dvd

lokofan12

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#1
My old VHS is slowly giving up the ghost and so we have decided to move with the times and get one of those DVD/HDD recorder things. The problem is that we have a stack of store bought videos that my kids still want to watch. I'm not looking to start a pirate movie business but I think it fair for me to copy those movies over to DVD for personal use. Does anyone have any suggestions or links that can help? Cheers in advance.
 

SharonThomas

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#2
Unless you don’t do pirate movie business it is fair to copy from VHS to DVD. If you are trying to copy using DVD/VHS combo units be aware that it will detect copy protection flags and won’t copy your tapes. The best way to copy VHS tapes to DVD is to connect your VCR to a computer with a Video Capture Card or USB device. It is the best way if you have a DVD burner in your computer.
 
#3
My old VHS is slowly giving up the ghost and so we have decided to move with the times and get one of those DVD/HDD recorder things. The problem is that we have a stack of store bought videos that my kids still want to watch. I'm not looking to start a pirate movie business but I think it fair for me to copy those movies over to DVD for personal use. Does anyone have any suggestions or links that can help? Cheers in advance.
The simplest solution would be to connect the output of the VHS recorder to the input of a set-top DVD recorder. If that is not feasible, you can use a video-capture device on your PC. This would you to copy the video on to and then edit it and then burn it on to a DVD. Plenty of these devices are available. If you patiently search, you might get a good deal on it.

Like the other poster said, there are also services that convert VHS into DVDs, you will have to send the tapes and for a small fee, they will convert it for you.

-Good luck anyway.
 

Jim5506

DTVUSA Member
#4
I have a device similar to the Grex, and its only drawback is that it must be used with seperate Vhs player and DVD recorder since a both-in-one unit cannot pass the signal outfrom vhs and back in to the DVD recorder.

I've used it for probably 15 years, and now my only problem is that all my VHS players are dead.
 
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