How To Transfer VHS to DVD

lokofan12

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#1
I just bought a new RCA dual vhs to dvd machine which works fine for my own tapes from tv. My problem is when copying movie vhs (about 30 of them) which won't copy (pops up with "video is copy protected".
Any way of getting around this? Some of these tapes are 10-12 years old and i'm afraid they may get outdated and break the tapes.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Jim5506

DTVUSA Member
#3
Neither a professional nor Wal-Mart will copy a copy protected VHS tape to DVD for anyone.

There are devices around that you can connect between a VHS player and your DVD recorder that stabilize the video on such tapes. but you need both the device and a VHS player, it will not work with all-in-one units.

Your best course of action (and the least questionable one) is to buy the DVD of the VHS tape you want to view on your DVD player.
 

Fringe Reception

Super Moderator, Chief Content Editor
Staff member
#4
My problem is when copying movie vhs (about 30 of them) which won't copy (pops up with "video is copy protected". Any way of getting around this? Some of these tapes are 10-12 years old and i'm afraid they may get outdated and break the tapes. Thanks in advance for any help.
You have 30 video tapes you bought new within the last ten years? A poor investment unless they cost $0.50 or less at garage sales.

Some of my VHS tapes are 30+ years old and I have purchased only one VHS tape in at least 25 years, because the particular movie was has not been offered to be purchased on a DVD.

Cracking/breaking the anti-copy restriction is pretty simple and it will be found elsewhere online. Those sources are not going to be allowed, recommended, available, nor promoted by this Forum.

Jim
 
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