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Copy VCR to DVD

I want to make a copy of a VCR that is running on my XBS344. But I want to copy it to DVD. How can I do that?

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You have to convert by a computer useing a video card to digital converter. then if I was you I would clean it up and edit using a nice software program like Liquid edition...but that is expensize just use the moviemaker that came with XP...after you finish you need another software program like Nero with a special progarom that converts to dvd from anything digital.Also you must have a dvd writer. Dvd are 4.7gigabyetes where as cd writers are 700 meg. good luck

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Or you might have to use a standared RF cable from the
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Just as you can't copy commercially made video tapes to another VCR due to Macrovision anti-copy encoding, the same applies to making copies to DVD. DVD recorders cannot bypass the anti-copy signal on commercial VHS tapes or DVDs. If a DVD recorder detects the anti-copy encoding on a commercial DVD it will not start the recording and display some sort of message either on screen or on its LED front panel display that it detects the anti-copy code or that it is detecting an unusable signal.
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