Vhs to Cd

vbimport

#1

I’m looking at copying some of the latest carnaval vhs tapes to vcd and would like some advice on how to go about it please.

thanks in advance :slight_smile:

tinku


#2

There are some older topics that might be of help…

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?threadid=64770&highlight=vhs
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?threadid=57373&highlight=vhs

Originally posted by ChickenMan
[B]Also have a read hera for some expert advice on Capturing using VirtualDUB.

http://www.lukesvideo.com/ [/B]

All found by using the search…


#3

yes i tried the search, vhs to cd for example. and it gives nothing.
and so i asked in the forum, i was also after fist hand experiance ie pros and cons from maybe a user of the forum on the topic. as these cds will be sold comercialy in small numbers. the cds will be of the Bolivian carnival which up to now can only be bought in vhs format.

tinku.


#4

You’ll need a TV Capture Card.

Software like PowerVCR.

Connect the VCR to the TV Card with the RF cable.

Select Antena Mode on TV Card & manual search the channel on which the video is playing.

Select the format of recording (MPEG-1/2, etc.) & click record.

Just did in the same way.

But, I recommend you record a VHS in MPEG-2. Gives far better quality than MPEG-1.


#5

thanks for that information, could you tell me which tv capture cared your using please.

thanks

tinku


#6

I am using a PixelView PCTV Pro.

However, i’d recommend a Pinnacle PCTV Plus. Its better. It also has an upgrade option i.e. by paying little extra bucks you also get WinDVR (which is similar to PowerVCR).

I have heard that WinDVR is also very good.


#7

ok thanks for the reply’s

tinku


#8

Well, I had a similar problem, and basically did what was suggested, however, some tapes have copy protection schemes. How do I copy those. Typically I don’t copy entire tapes; I select portions only, and save those for viewing later (particularly musical sections).

I’d really appreciate any idea.


#9

Originally posted by gm2070
[B]Well, I had a similar problem, and basically did what was suggested, however, some tapes have copy protection schemes. How do I copy those. Typically I don’t copy entire tapes; I select portions only, and save those for viewing later (particularly musical sections).

I’d really appreciate any idea. [/B]

If you are copying directly from vcr to hdd…you’ll likely need something to bypass “macrovision”…this is an old and annoying problem with many solutions…the most common of which is a “black box”…you plug your vcr into…then plug the black box intyou your capture card or capture device…use search…lots of links this subject…google too…hope this helps…:slight_smile: