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Addapter I have several movies recorded on tapes 8mm MP i lost the camera and i was wondering if i can get an adapter to watch it.

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If you are asking if there is an adapter to let you watch these movies on your VCR like a VHS-C, as far as I know, there is no such adapter.

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