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I want to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD. I was going to buy a new computer and a Dazzle video capture device. The salesman told me I should buy the HP model M8430F, because it has the appropriate plug-ins on the front, and that I wouldn't need the Dazzle. So, that's what I did. Yes, I can plug in my VCR, but apparently can't do anything else with it. According to the Windows Help: "To import video from an analog video camera or VCR, you need to have an analog video capture device installed on your computer..." So, is ther any way to do this without putting out more money?
I looked up your PC and it has a TV tuner card and media center. You should be able to do basic video capture from the VCR with what you have already installed on the PC. I hate to ask this, but have you looked through the manual that came with the PC? That would be a better source in this situation than Windows help. Windows help is very generic and not specific to your PC. I have a little older Gateway PC with a basic TV turner and I was able to transfer videos over. The first thing to do is get to the point that you can see the video playing in media center. You may need to set it up to play thru channel 3 (like we did back when VCRs first came out) and once that is done, you can start recording that "broadcast". Once you have the videos, you can burn them to DVD.
Try this link;
There are a few 'minor' things, but I think you have the basics on the PC you have to do the job.
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