DL a copy of freeware called DVDx 2.2 and go to town. All in one, maybe NOT the absolute best quality, but VHS at least. About an hour of movie to a cd-r. Only a couple things to set to get it to go.
I’ve DLd tons of diff recipes, and if you want to go to 24 hour lengths to make a “backup” you’re welcome to, but I think DVDx is about the easiest. Did I mention it’s free and you don’t need to DL all the support software and codecs? 100 min DVD converted to 2 CD-Rs in approx 3 hours, on 1800XP, 3 hour movie took about 6 hours, 4 disks. If you use Nero, don’t re-encode, click make non-standard disk. Plays in Apex1201, Koss, Pana, JVC, that I know of.