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I wish to connect my vcr to my dell optiplex gx260 computer but have absolutely no idea how. can u help please?

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    thanks keemo68 i will await other advice ...cuga41

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Hello,

I would suggest that you install some type of video capture device in your pc. I would suggest something like this. This is just one example of a usable device.

Here is a link to the service manual and user guide for your assistance installing the card if you decide to choose an internal capture card. Here are examples of internal cards.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

Thanks

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U can download a driver from the net but u have to have a s video lead

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You must have a video capture device connected to your computer. You can get a card that connects on the motherboard or you can get a USB type. Some video cards also have a video input, but most are aftermarket add-ons. Once you get a video capture device, you would then be able to connect the VCR to the computer, and it would come with full instructions on how to connect it.

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    Dave DeGain Sep 11, 2008

    Until you have the video capture device, there is no way to tell you how to connect it. There are several different types. Some have audio inputs on them and some do not, in that case you would need to connect your audio thru the audio card. Here is a link to a great place to buy a video capture device:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com

    They have some of the best prices on them. Search for "video capture" in the search box on the site.

    I hope this helps, and if so, please rate it.

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    Dave DeGain Sep 11, 2008

    Do you want to record video tapes on your computer? If so, the only way is with a video capture devise.



    If all you want to do is record what you see on your computer onto a video tape, then you must have a video card with a S-video or composite video output on it. There is no other way. You would need no other driver to recognize your VCR. If your video card has the TV video output you only need to activate that video output with the software for your video card which is already on your computer. You can find that software by right clicking any open area on the desktop and select "properties" from the menu that comes up and you then get a window with the display properties and you can select ouput to 2 devices, the monitor and the TV output.



    I have a VCR connected to my computer that I use to transfer video tape to DVD. This is the most common reason for connecting a VCR to the computer. I assure you, there is no other way to put a video tape on your computer. See my previous post, it has a link to a place that has great prices on video capture devices. I doubt you will find anyplace that sells them cheaper. The USB video capture is the easiest way to do this. It has the video and audio inputs right on it and labeled for easy hook up.

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You have to have an s-video cable,however you also have to have a driver so your vcr will be recognized by the computer. I'm sure you need to download the driver program from the web. i would try the vcr manufacturers web site for this. To be quite honest I never have heard a vcr being used in this particular way. the odds of you finding a driver install program is pretty slim.

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