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You can do this with a video capture card. However, you need a powerfull enough computer to be able to process the real time capture of video. These cards vary in quality and I don't have much of a recommendation because my success with such devices have been limited. I am very computer savy but I could never get a decent quality picture when doing this.

I sent my tapes to a professional tape conversion service called StashSpace.Com. They transferred my VHS tapes to a portable hard drive for me. They had another option where they just hosted the videos for you in an online account so you could watch and create DVDs too.

Check out their website at or give them a call. There customer service was very helpfull. Good Luck!.

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Q: How do you transfer a VHS video to your PC?
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What is a good method to transfer VHS to DVD?

There are several good methods to transfer old VHS to DVD. You can put the VHS video onto a computer video editing program and make a DVD from there. You can also connect the VHS to a stand alone DVD recorder and transfer from there.

Can I use vhs converters to transfer movies from my old vhs tapes to my computer?

You can use VHS converters to transfer movies from your old VHS tapes to your home PC. This makes you able to get rid of your stack of VHS tapes and backup everything digitally.

How could one do a VHS to DVD transfer?

Someone can do a VHS to DVD transfer by using a number of video conversion software suites that are available for free or through purchase. These software allow an individual to capture and record video clips from a VHS tape using a capture card. The software then converts the VHS video clip to DVD.

Do video transfer services for VHS still exist?

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Where can one find information about converting VHS tapes into computer files?

VHS tapes can be converted to a Windows PC & DVD through the Video-2-PC website. But information as to how to perform this yourself can be found on YouTube under converting VHS to computer movie files.

What companies offer a video transfer service in the UK?

If you need to transfer video from a VHS tape to a DVD or CD, in the UK you can go to different websites like Video2DVDTransfers for pricing and how to send in your video to be transferred.

What year did the DVD replace the VHS?

ANSWER: VHS came before DVD's, VHS's are videos that contain film to play inside of VHS player. VHS also need to be re winded to start from the beginning. DVD's came later, DVD's are a disk that don't need to be re winded at all can have multiple language and subtitle's depending on what you want. DVD's can be played in portable DVD players Converting a VHS to a DVD requires special equipment because VHS tapes are analog and DVDs are digital. A video transfer service can perform a VHS to DVD conversion for you. At StashSpace.Com the transfer is just $6.95.

Can you use maxell cassette adapter VHS c to convert video 8 P6-120MP tapes to VHS or DVD?

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Can you record video from a VHS camcorder to the computer?

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